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Study Abroad Now! From Kansas State University to The University of Hertfordshire, UK
Study Abroad Now… Juan Carlos Mendoza Kansas State University Studied Abroad in The University of Hertfordshire, UK
How to Start?... 1.Decided to expand your horizons 2.Define your objectives 3.Visit the office of study abroad 4.Meet your advisors 5.Apply 6.Find scholarships and financial aid 7.Prepare and get ready for the adventure
Expand your Horizons? Be willing to learn things that you can’t learn at school such as: Solve everyday problems by your self without your parents help Go away from home, learn other language and practice it at the same time Learn how to manage a budget Taste different flavors and learn how to cook food from other countries Get in touch with other cultures Listen to people from other countries and share or discuss their ideas
Define your Objectives At the beginning of the study abroad process, you need to consider your reasons for wanting to study abroad 1.The process of selecting a study abroad program is similar to selecting your major or minor. 2.Begin researching study abroad options by visiting the Office for Study Abroad and seaching progams online at least 6 - 9 months before you go overseas. 3.Set some goals… 4.Prepare academically
Study Abroad Office At this point you will start to find a place to accomplish the goals you set. A visit to the Office for Study Abroad will help get you oriented with information and advice. There are several resources to find programs here. Explore Programs a)Resource b)Peer Advisers c)Study Abroad Website d)Review Your Degree Evaluation
Meet your Advisor Meeting with your Academic Advisor and Study Abroad advisor is essential to getting yourself abroad. They provide important information and paperwork.
Apply… Once you have decided on a program, make another appointment with your study abroad advisor for an application, a Credit Approval Form (if you didn't already get one), and help with financial and travel planning. Now is also the ideal time to make sure you have your passport!
Scholarships & Financial Aid In addition to your program application, you should plan to spend some time applying for scholarships and financial aid. Apply for scholarships specialized in your major School Scholarships Study Abroad Scholarships National Scholarships Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program offers grants for U.S. citizen undergraduate students of limited financial means to pursue academic studies abroad. Such international study is intended to better prepare U.S. students to assume significant roles in an increasingly global economy and interdependent world.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Eligibility: The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program is open to all U.S. citizen undergraduates, in good academic standing…
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Apply: The Gilman Scholarship Program has an online application. The online application will be available approximately one-and-a-half to two months prior to the application deadline for each cycle. Spring Cycle Summer Cycle Fall Cycle
Get Prepare! 1.Educate yourself 2.Look into co-curricular and extracurricular opportunities at the university you will be attending and in the city where you will be living. 3. Talk with former participants and students from the country where you are going. 4.Attend your program’s pre-departure orientation meeting and the Tips for Students Traveling Abroad workshop offered each semester.
International Students Can’t be Wrong…
Now, you are ready to go!!!
References The University of Iowa http://international.uiowa.edu/study- abroad/students/prospective/steps/default.asp http://international.uiowa.edu/study- abroad/students/prospective/steps/default.asp Kansas State University http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/ http://www.k-state.edu/studyabroad/ Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship- Program http://www.iie.org/en/Programs/Gilman-Scholarship- Program Study Abroad http://www.studyabroad.com/ http://www.studyabroad.com/
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