Study Abroad Destinations
Studying abroad is a much more interesting way to learn about the world than reading books at home. Want to gain international study experience with our study abroad programs, expand your foreign language skills with our worldwide language classes or give back to the world and teach others? Check out some of the top study abroad destinations below!
Study in New Zealand
New Zealand has it all - out-of-this world adventures (or out-of-the-plane adventures to be more specific), backpacking missions, active volcanoes and a whole host of chill out locations sure to give you the break you need to study hard and study good!
Study in London
Do the sights of St Paul's Cathedral, Tower Bridge and Westminster Abbey have you weak at the knees? Does your heartbeat faster when you think of studying in the country home to Shakespeare, Austen and Hardy? Then there's only one thing for it - studying in London. Brimming with opportunities and with some of the best courses on offer, London doesn't just win the gold star for raucous night life (although that's a good reason to go too...)
Study in Italy
Italy is one of the culture hubs of Europe with its Venecian canals, Roman ruins and the ancient Colosseum. There's no better place to study than in the surroundings of one of history's finest eras and of course, the slurp-worth spaghetti and pizzas (we just had mention the food...). Whether it's Vatican City, Rome, Venice or an off the beaten track Italian location, it promsies to be a study abroad you'll never forget!
Study in Australia
Studying, surfing, studying some more, surfing, studying a lot more... you get the picture. Oz has it all when it comes to the perfect study abroad experience - with exceptional study abroad programmes from some of the world's leading universities to awesome extra curricular activities, Australia has so much to offer students you'd definitely get that FOMO feeling for not going...
Build your skillset
Studying abroad can broaden your horizons so much more than hibernating in your room at home with your head in a pile of books. Gain international study experience with our study abroad programs, expand your foreign language skills with our worldwide language classes or give back to a community by teaching young students - the world really is your oyster!
Study Abroad Programs
We work together with International Studies Abroad (ISA) to offer you the opportunity to gain international study experience at many great universities world-wide. Attend international classes, broaden your horizon, brush up your CV and make friends from all over the world with our high-quality yet affordable study abroad programs.
Learn a Language
There is no better way to learn a new language or brush up your foreign language skills than by travelling to the country where the language is spoken. It's also a lot more fun and you get to practice with your new found friends! Choose between historic cities in Europe, colonial cities in South & Central and the big cities in China or Japan with out international language programs.
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LEARN TO BE A GAME RANGER
Have you ever fancied yourself as a game ranger? Well how about learning all the skills necessary to professionally conduct a game drive at one of South Africa’s largest private game reserves situated in the stunning, malaria-free Eastern Cape!
SURF INSTRUCTOR IN AUSTRALIA
Spend three months based north of Coffs Harbour and south of Byron Bay, eating and breathing surf culture to gain your internationally recognised Level 1 Surf Instructor Qualification.
BE A SKI OR SNOWBOARD INSTRUCTOR
Become a ski or snowboard instructor with one of these all-singing-all-dancing inclusive packages in the USA or Canada. Nestle yourself in one of the world’s most incredible snow locations and make some life-long friends.
Who can study abroad?
Any student can study abroad, but most programs have a GPA requirement (2.0 or higher), and the better your GPA, the better your chances of getting into the program.
When can I study abroad?
Study abroad for a semester, full school year or go for a summer session. Summer sessions are usually just a few weeks long can be on your own or with a group from your school. On your own is more likely to be for a language course in a foreign country. Group trips will be with a school professor and focus on a specific subject, like English, Art History, Archaeology, etc.
Why Study Abroad?
There are many benefits to studying abroad and it doesn’t just look good on your resume and increase your career opportunities. Travelling abroad to widen your skillset also allows you to mingle with international students, learn about different cultures and experience new destinations like a local.
You may have to get out of your comfort zone a little but in return you can learn to adapt to new surroundings and learn about different traits and traditions, gain independence and make lifelong friends.
Where should I study abroad?
This depends on what you want to do, how much time you have etc. Whether you want to study in South or Central America, in a European city or teach English across the continent, our Travel Experts can help you answer this question. Our STA Travel Experts will create the perfect study abroad program tailored to your available length of stay, budget and preferences.
How much does it cost to study abroad?
If you study through your university for one semester or full year, you'll pay tuition to your university because you're still enrolled there - just attending the foreign institution. You'll pay housing to the university at which you're studying and that cost will vary (based on proximity to the university, self-catering or catered). The cost of living will also vary depending on the country and city to which you're going.
How to study abroad?
The process here differs depending on where you want to go and what you want to do but we suggest, planning your Study Abroad experience up to 12 months in advance. For some countries you may require a visa or you may need to go through an application process for specific universities but don’t worry, our Travel Experts can help you out.
Do I get school credit?
You will work this out in advance to make sure you get course and hour equivalency so that you don't fall behind in your degree plan. Classes may count toward your major or may just count as electives. Your study abroad office will help you get this approved with your professors before you go.
Will financial aid apply towards my tuition abroad?
Yes, because you're remaining enrolled in your home university. Scholarships are also available.
What if I only speak English?
No problem! You can go to English-speaking country or, if you'd like to go to non-English speaking country, you can learn enough of the language to get by when you first arrive and take classes to improve your skills. Some programs also offer intense language classes to help you while abroad.
Where will I live?
Housing usually depends on your program. For semester and year-long students, you'll most likely choose from the regular student housing - dorms, flats, apartments. If you're going on a summer session, the accommodation will be pre-arranged.
Will I be able to travel on my own while abroad?
Absolutely, if you're studying during the regular school year. You'll have total control over what you do and when (just make sure to study and write your exam papers). Summer session students will remain with their group and follow an organized itinerary.
How can I better deal with culture shock before I leave?
Chances are you picked where you're going based on interest you already have in being there. Read about the city's and country's history, customs, food, tourism and language (if needed). Also, definitely ask your study abroad office to set up an informal gathering with current "inbound" exchange students. They can tell you anything you want to know about the differences in campus life there and abroad, how their home city is different, where to find the best food, their favorite bars and clubs at home, etc.
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