“Domestic” Study Abroad?

Remember back in the day when study abroad used to be…abroad? In efforts to expose students to the intricacies of the entertainment industry, this article in the LA Times reveals that many schools are now offering study abroad options in the city of angels. Apparently, LA is foreign enough an environment to prompt the phrase “domestic study abroad” (a phrase that must have been created “accidentally on purpose”…the oxymorons can go on and on…). Continue reading

From Hovering Mentors to Intrusive Rescue Squads: A Spectrum of Helicopter Parents

Study abroad is all about independence. When issues arise, from sorting out transfer of credit to dealing with a problematic host family, a phone call needs to be made to a student’s home university or program provider to discuss and address the problem. However, today’s “Millenial” students abroad are not always the ones making these calls. Instead, it is often their increasingly involved, protective parents who are taking the initiative. Continue reading

2008

This is going to be a huge year for Abroad101! Between launching our website and expanding our services, you can expect to see a lot of exciting progress on the website. New Years Resolution #1: Post on this blog more often. It is our goal to make this an online forum where you can read about a variety of issues in the study abroad market, as well as updates from our website.

We look forward to getting to know you this year!

Once upon a time…

Mike met Mark. Their conversation likely involved an intense post-nap discussion of something along the lines of sharing or finger painting or ninja turtles. Freshman year of college was a crazy one…

Mark and Mike dominating the soccer field, circa early 90’s Continue reading

Pack Your Bags…

Because we’re about to launch more than a venture. Abroad101.com will undoubtedly be an adventure for the three of us recent college grads/co-founders- and we want you to be a part of the thrill. In the upcoming months we will be posting our progress as well as our thoughts on a variety of study abroad-related topics. Do you have a suggestion for our website? Want to learn more? Do you support or disagree with our reaction to a study abroad issue? Want to share your favorite travel memory/horror story? Great! We look forward to welcoming you into our online community and hearing from you.

Globally Yours,

Mike, Mark & Adam
“The Abroad101 Guys”