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First-Generation College Students

As the first in your family to attend college, your focus may be on what you need to do in order to fulfill the many graduation requirements. Navigating courses, extracurricular activities, and possibly a part-time job can be challenging on their own, and you may not have considered studying in another country. While it may seem daunting, the Office of Education Abroad is here to help guide you through the process and, we hope, to reduce anxiety. We look forward to exploring ideas with you and helping you discover program options that fit your interests and goals. To get started, we encourage you to review the resources below and then schedule an appointment with an Education Abroad Adviser

  • Are there places in the world about which you have always been curious? 
  • What sort of topics do you imagine learning more about in another setting? 
  • How long do you want to study abroad?
  • What type of program suits your experience and comfort level?
  • What locations and programs can make your experience affordable?
  • If you do not want to or cannot study abroad, are there other off-campus study options?
  • What are some of the concerns you have about studying abroad?
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