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2 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” STUDY ABROAD

3 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Reasons :  Study abroad provides the opportunity to travel.  Study abroad allows you get to know another culture first-hand.  Study abroad affords you the opportunity to make friends around the world.  Study abroad helps you to learn about yourself.  Study abroad expands your worldview.  Study abroad gives you the opportunity to break out of your academic routine.  Study abroad enhances employment opportunities.  Study abroad can enhance the value of your degree.  Study abroad will help you develop skills and give you experiences a classroom setting will never provide.  Study abroad is the optimal way to learn a language.

4 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Objectives :  The academic/intellectual : Students develop skills in problem solving and with foreign languages; they gain geographical and historical knowledge; they're exposed to people who process information differently than they do; and so on.  The professional : Students can make professional contacts, gain a sense of direction for their future career, gain a sense of responsibility in working on a project, and so on.  The personal : Students may gain an appreciation about what we have in the U.S., Europe, Australia; they often develop confidence, a strengthened sense of personal identity, flexibility, creativity, and so on.  The inter-cultural : Students may increase their interest in other cultures, become less ethnocentric as they become aware of cultural difference, develop language skills within a cultural context, become more culturally sensitive and accepting, and so on.

5 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Why Study Abroad ?  Academic credit - The most obvious reason why students study abroad is to earn academic credit. You should consider the type of credit you will earn on your study abroad program. Will you earn credit towards your major or elective credit only? Will you receive grades or pass/fail credit only? You may study abroad to earn upper division credits in your major field or you may be overseas to earn some of your core or general education hours your freshman year.  Language acquisition - The world market place is shrinking rapidly, many companies require second languages. Foreign languages are not only valuable in the work force they are valuable in the real world.  Practical experience - Study abroad coupled with an international internship is an incredible way to gain some real world experience. Additionally you may find that only an international program can offer the real expertise you desire in your education. Australia is a great place to find a marine biology program, the engineering labs in Sweden may exceed your facilities at your home institution, and peace studies in Geneva would offer an insight that couldn't be matched in Nebraska.  Resume building - International experience is ranked high among many employers as a critical asset for prospective employees. Study abroad shows that you are resourceful, adventurous, internationally minded, and diverse.  Experience of a lifetime - In a couple years you will forget the name of your literature professor in Mumbai or the name of your friend in Beijing, but you'll never forget the friends you made or the incredible experiences you shared.

6 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” How Do I Find Program ? Visit your study abroad office! Your first consultation should be with your study abroad coordinator at your campus. Some colleges may have a designated faculty or administrator who performs this function. Other colleges have full-blown study abroad offices with advisors specializing in regional destinations. Chances are your university has the best programs for you. By going on a study abroad program developed at your school, you are more likely to be able to utilize your financial aid and receive credit for the experience. Your study abroad advisor is the most experienced international education counselor for your needs; they can assess your desires and know the limitations or regulations of your college. If you can't find the right program on your campus or if your school allows you to participate in external programs then you should conduct an internet search. The best place to start is's Directory of Study Programs Abroad You can search for programs by country or field of study. Crucial information like cost, description, and program highlights are included. You can also e-mail programs directly for additional info.

7 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Who Should I Meet With Before I Go ?  Study abroad advisor - She/He can tell you what you need to know and who you need to see. Their job is to make sure you are prepared for your experience and that you will gain the most from your study abroad program.  Financial aid advisor - You will need to work closely with this administrator unless mom and dad will be hooking you up. Most study abroad participants utilize some form of financial aid for their experience. The most common aid used for study abroad is student loans. Some financial aid offices require a vast amount of hoop jumping to insure that you will actually be receiving credit for your experience. You could also browse through's Directory of Financial Aid and Scholarship Abroad Directory for a scholarship grant.  Mom and/or dad - They might not be financing your adventure but its still key to keep them in the loop. You probably want to explain how this experience is integral to your degree program, how the experience will enhance your resume and insure a large job upon graduation. Its also important to keep the old folks happy, as they will probably be taking care of logistical concerns while you are out of the country.

8 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” What Else Do I Need To Do ?  Get a passport  Get a visa - Do some research and find out if your country of destination requires a visa. If so what kind of visa will you need? Sixty percent of the world's countries require visas for any length of stay. If you travel, you may need visas for other countries. Apply early for visas. processing time varies widely. Embassy addresses and phone numbers can be found at's Embassies and Consulates Directory  Get your shots- The center for disease control offers the most up-to-date information regarding vaccinations and shots. You should also consult your doctor.  Get insured - Make sure you have a comprehensive travel insurance. Your coverage should include medical evacuation and repatriation.  Develop a budget - Consider the in-country costs before you go. You should develop a budget and live by it. Consider the costs of optional excursions, gifts, school supplies, internet access, in-country transportation and general living costs. Many a student, has lost their mind at the night clubs in Athens or Bangkok and have spent their semester budgets their first week abroad. To be continue …

9 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation”  Learn about your destination - You're going to experience culture shock, no matter how cool you are, regardless of how diverse you are, and with no regard to your language ability you will have culture shock. One of the ways to have a better experience is to have realistic expectations. Read everything you can about your future home.  Pack light - You won't need make-up in Nepal, your blow dryer won't work in Madrid, you'll probably never use your baseball glove in Botswana, and you can buy cheap sweaters in Ecuador. Pack light! Research your destination in advance, find out what kind of items you must bring (for example, mosquito netting or tampons) and find out what items you can purchase cheaply there. Be sure to pack your patience and flexibility along side the sunscreen and camera. Have the time of your life... see the world! What Else Do I Need To Do ? …

10 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Scholarships : For the US home/financial-assistance/ external/external-financial- home/financial-assistance/ external/external-financial- aid#external Also go through the guide Peterson’s Scholarship Grants and Prizes and College Solutions For the UK admissions/international/finance/scholarships/index.html finance/scholarships.htm internationalstudents/ internationalstudentscholarshippackage study/internationalstudents/ scholarship international/finance/index.php

11 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Other Scholarships and Awards: Web Sites & Information • Aboriginal-Connections • Aboriginal Scholarship Awards Program • Aboriginal Scholarship/Bursary Guide • Aboriginal Women in Science - • Alliance Pipeline Aboriginal Student Awards Program • Advancement of Aboriginal Youth • Albert Bellegarde Memorial Scholarship • Arcola East Community Association • Areva Resources Canada Inc. • Association of Universities and Colleges • Association of Canada Lands Surveyors • Association of Canadian Community Colleges • Automotive Industries Association of Canada • Business and Professional Women’s Organization • Cameco • Canada Food Service Executive Association • Canada Study Grants gateway/canlearn/template.asp?a=student&l=en&sc=pay/apply/SK/pt/apply_grant/index.shtml • Canadian Association of Broadcasters • Canadian Farm Business Council • Canadian Prairies Group of Chartered Engineers • Canadian Printing Industries Association

12 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Other Scholarships and Awards: Web Sites & Information • Canadian Satellite Users Association • Canadian Technical Asphalt Association • Canadian Western Agribition Scholarships • CanLearn • CFNU / SUN Scholarship • CISCO-ACCC Technology Scholarship for Women • City of Regina • CSUA Broadcast Technology Scholarship 1-866-729-2737 • Darrell Layton Memorial Scholarship • Donald R. Simmons Memorial Scholarship • Electro Federation Canada • First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy; Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards Guide for Aboriginal Students • Foundation for the Advancement of Aboriginal Youth Scholarship • Gabriel Dumont Institute • Girl Guides of Canada • Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium Scholarship • Global Television Network (aboriginal, disability, visible minority) • Grand Lodge of Saskatchewan

13 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Other Scholarships and Awards: Web Sites & Information • Hans McCorriston Motive Power Machinist Grant Program • Health Care Bursaries • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada • Heroes of Our Time Scholarship • Husky Energy Aboriginal Education • International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 395 • 235 - 1055 Park St. REGINA, SK S4N 5H4 (306) 569-9259 • I. W. Tweddell Memorial Scholarship • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada e-directory of Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for Aboriginal Students"%20target="_top • Ivomec® 4-H Scholarships • Jake Mike Memorial Scholarship 234 Fisher Cres, Saskatoon, SK S7L 5C9 • Ron Jamieson BMO Financial Group Aboriginal Scholarship Program • Kin Canada Bursaries • Leader Post Michael C. Sifton Scholarship The Leader Post Carrier Foundation Inc. 565-8344 • Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) • Millennium Scholarships and Millennium Aboriginal Access Bursary • Mineral Sector Professional Scholarship Program 1-888-311-1185 • Morley Wood Memorial Scholarship for Aboriginal Female Students c/o University of Regina • My Future is Here

14 M-EYF “Manthan Educational Youth Foundation” Other Scholarships and Awards: Web Sites & Information There are many more organizations and Institutions are ready to give Scholarship to ……….. All Students who wish to prove their family, their Friends, their Society that YES, I can do that …. So what Are You Waiting For ?

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