Abroad101 Makes Top 50 Global Education Blogs!

We are honored to make the list of the Top 50 Global Education Blogs! Thanks to all of our readers’ constant support, and we are excited to unveil more exciting blog articles throughout 2010!

Feel free to be in touch with any ideas, as we always welcome guest blog entries.

Cheers!

Mike & The Abroad101 Team

PS- Special props to 2009’s new contributors, Danielle and Will, who took the blog to a new level through incorporating their recent study abroad experiences in Prague, Madrid, and Buenos Aires.

Study Abroad and Global Citizenship: A Match Made in Heaven

In a recent Inside Higher Ed article, Elizabeth Redden reports on groundbreaking research from this year’s NAFSA conference showcasing the strong correlation between study abroad and increased global citizenship. The study found that even short-term programs resulted in students demonstrating increased awareness and interest in cross-cultural issues. Continue reading

“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

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”