Whats New in Study Abroad

There are always new and exciting things happening in the world of study abroad! Here are some quick highlights:

Interested in being green while studying abroad? IES Study Abroad recently announced new programs they will be hosting which are part of a “go green” initiative for study abroad. Starting in the Fall of 2010 students will have the opportunity to take part in the “Freiburg Environmental Studies Program”. Here, they will take classes in environmental studies and sustainability. Along with the Frieburg program, IES will also be offering environmental studies classes on some of their sites throughout the world. Read more about IES’ environmental initiatives here. Continue reading

Guest Blog Spotlight: My Nontraditional Study Abroad – at the Sorbonne

Guest Blogger: Angela Arnold

Most people study abroad during their college or their high school years. I decided to do things differently and study abroad as a full time teacher and graduate student.

You see, I studied French in high school and came to love the language and culture. During my college years, I had a single-minded quest to graduate as quickly as possible and start living my life. Study abroad never entered the picture. Continue reading

Guest Blog Spotlight: Central America

Guest Blogger: Martha Staid

Whether you’re planning to study abroad or just want to travel somewhere cheap and off-the-beaten-path, Central America is a great destination. Here are five top places to visit, and things to do there. All of these towns are easily walkable and have Spanish language schools, if you want to brush up on your español or start from scratch. Continue reading