Selecting a Program
There are literally thousands of options from which to choose, so selecting a suitable program requires thoughtful and careful planning. The following questions will help to focus your search to the program most appropriate for your particular situation:For a Fall or Spring Term abroad, students can select a program appropriate for their academic plan from a rich array of international opportunities, including bilateral exchanges, direct enrollment, and program providers.
- Is there a particular country or region of the world that interests you?
- Do you want to be in a metropolis such as London or Tokyo, or would you prefer a smaller place?
- What type of institution would you like to attend—for example, would you prefer a small college like Berea, a large university, or something in between?
- Will you take classes to fulfill major, general studies or elective requirements, or a combination? (It is advisable to meet with your academic adviser for guidance on this point.)
- Do you want the independence of enrolling directly at a university abroad, or would you prefer to have the additional support that a program provider might offer?
If you are not sure about your answers to these questions, or if you want to speak with someone who has been through the process already, meet with a peer advisor. And, of course, before making your final decision about a program, be sure to meet with the Education Abroad Advisor.
Contact the Education Abroad Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (859) 985-3453, or drop by Woods-Penniman 205.