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Choosing a Program

Students Studying Abroad

While you may share similar experiences as your peers abroad, your study abroad experience is meant to be YOUR study abroad experience. Program fit is key to a positive and beneficial study abroad experience.  Although they can assist with helping you think about the program you will study on, no advisor, friend, mentor, parent, or guardian can make that decision for you. We recommend you engage in some personal reflection before selecting a program and think through these three general questions as you consider the below factors.

  • Why are you choosing to study abroad?
  • What do you hope to gain from the experience?
  • What do you need to be successful abroad?

Below are some tips and some guided questions for choosing the study abroad program that aligns best with your goals, interests, needs, and preferences.

After you have reflected on these questions and browsed our program search feature, meet with an advisor to discuss your options in depth.

Check out these other pages to uncover more resources to help you select the best program.