2What is Study Abroad?Study abroad is both a safe and exciting experience where one person travels to another country to live and learn about that country."I had so much fun! The experience was incredible. I met the best people in the whole world. I would go again in an instant. THIS WAS THE BEST THING I'VE EVER DONE!"-Nikki, Study Abroad Student
3Why Study Abroad? Learn about new places and cultures. To meet new people and make new friendsTo study new thingsTo learn to speak a new languageDevelop leadership skillsCreate new confidence and self esteem
4Top 10 Reasons to Study in the USA Studying abroad is a life-altering experience!A chance to learn about yourself and be independent.Gain perspective on your own country and culture.Learn English in a country where it is spoken.See the USA (or at least a part of it).
5Top Ten Reasons (Continued) 6. Programs can work with any major.7. Looks great on a resume.8. Unique academic structures.9. Make connections that can last a lifetime.10. Travel and study in the U.S. are fun and exciting!
6What's so great about teenagers abroad? It opens you up to tons of opportunities to learn the English language, make new friends and keep those international friends for years to come. You will change in ways you never expected.CHANGE PICTURES ON SLIDE
7Why I Studied In the U.S.Now that students have heard various reasons tostudy in the U.S., you can help to inspire them andpersonalize your presentation by telling them whatmotivated you to study in the U.S. You may offer aunique perspective, or what ultimately made youstudy abroad might be what a student needs to hearto decide to study in the U.S. themselves.
8My Experience in the U.S.Create several slides here to show your time spent in the U.S. about where you lived, daily life, culture, what you did, and who you met. Insert your own pictures.
9My Experience in the U.S.Create several slides here to show your time spent in the U.S. about where you lived, daily life, culture, what you did, and who you met. Insert your own pictures.
10Who Can Study in the USA? • High School Students: They can go for the school year, semester or maybe just a fewweeks out of the summer.• University StudentsThey can study for a summer,semester, year, or even their entirecollege career can be spent abroad.
11How might you change after studying in the U.S.? 98% feel that study abroad made them more mature.96% feel that study abroad increased self confidence.94% reported that the experience continues to influenceinteractions with people from different cultures
12After I Studied in the USA Make this slide your own by telling students the effects that study abroad had on you. You want them to understand that study abroad has lasting effects, and it will inspire them to hear how it has changed you.
18My trip to…This slide should be used to include pictures or memories from your own trip. Students have just seen a snippet of the locations that you can go through study abroad, so use this slide to focus on where you went. Doing this will make study abroad less elusive and more of a possibility by hearing about your experience. Don’t be afraid to insert pictures of yourself! Anyone can look up pictures of monuments on the internet or in a book, but by seeing you at these locations personalizes a trip.
19How To Get There Talk to your parents Visit your school counselor and see what programs are availableApply for a programGet your passport
20Who do I know of who is from the USA? There is a big worldin the United StatesWho do I know of who is from the USA??
21Musicians Kanye West: John Mayer: Rapper-Songwriter-Producer who was born in Atlanta but raised in south side Chicago. He was named in 2005 Time’s ‘One Hundred Most Influential People in the World.’John Mayer:Musician and Songwriter who was born in Connecticut and attended Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. John won the Grammy in 2007 for Best Pop Vocal Album.
22AthletesLeBron James is a 24-year-old basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In 2003 he won NBA-Rookie of the Year award and later played on the United State’s national men’s basketball team for the 2008 Olympics, winning a Gold Medal.Venus Williams is a three time Olympic Gold Medal winner and ranked 6th in the world for her tennis abilities. Born in California, Venus and her little sister, Serena practiced tennis and later both became world famous athletes.
23ActorsAngelina Jolie, born in Los Angeles, is famous actress and a Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Refugee Agency.George Clooney, actor, producer, and director, is famous for his blockbuster roles and activism for humanitarian aid in Darfur.
24Living ArrangementsLiving arrangements vary from one locations to another. Possibilities include residence halls, host families, and boarding houses.In some cases you will have a meal plan, in other cases your host family will provide your meals.
25My time living in/with… Living with another family or by yourself can be an intimidating concept for students. Help assure their fears by telling them what you experienced, and what are the positive aspects of this type of arrangement. You could include pictures or a funny story about something that was unexpected or a cultural difference.
26Reasons For International Students From Diverse Backgrounds to Study in the USA See the USA to broaden your experience.Gain a new perspective on your own home country.Explore your ethnicity in a diverse environment.Gain new insights and outlooks through new relationships.
27Fight stereotypes by educating others. Dispel your own stereotypes. More Reasons for International Students from Diverse Backgrounds to Study in the USAFight stereotypes by educating others.Dispel your own stereotypes.Take control of your future.See what influenced great leaders.
28Everyone can study in the USA Insert pictures of other international students in the U.S.
29Questions?? Offer to answer any questions the audience might have on what studying and daily life islike in the U.S., or how if feels to be aforeigner during college, or how if feels toreturn home to your native country etc. Youwill want to come prepared to answerquestions so consider these issues inadvance and how you may want to respondto these concerns.