Category - Study Abroad

University of Rochester

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Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student
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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions
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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push
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Rochester Appreciation Post
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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia
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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?
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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time
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Just Touched Down in London Town
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Studying Abroad Part 1 of 3: Everyone Can Do It
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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship

Welcome to Life as an Exchange Student

It’s now been over a month since I journeyed from Cleveland, Ohio, to Canberra, Australia, and I’m starting to understand why past study abroad students often impart such cliches as “Don’t blink or you’ll miss it” and “As soon as you adjust, it’s time to return home” upon prospective abroad students. As an exchange student,[…]

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To Go Or Not To Go… Study Abroad Decisions

“Do I really want to go abroad?” I asked myself. I had a tough time motivating myself to apply to study abroad. I whole-heartedly enjoy my semesters at the University of Rochester—I love our campus, my professors, the clubs in which I’m involved, and of course, my wonderful friends and suite mates. I weighed the pros and[…]

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Studying Abroad 3 of 3: The Final Push

Read Part 1 and Part 2! You have successfully jumped through all the hoops and made your way through this whole study abroad maze. Finally you are ready to leave, just counting down the days until you fly off to the destination of your dreams. But, as always, there is still some unfinished business that you[…]

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Rochester Appreciation Post

Putting me into a totally new setting abroad has given me a cool perspective on my home University. I’ve spoken to lots of American students from other universities and lots of British students about their experience with “uni” as well. I’d like to share my thoughts with you on how I’ve come to appreciate the[…]

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Preparing For Adventures Abroad in Australia

As February begins, I write from the comfort of my living room in my family’s Akron, Ohio home. I’ve been home for the majority of the six weeks or so since I moved out of my suite in Hill Court, though I’ve been fortunate to do some traveling to visit college and high school friends around[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 2 of 3: Can I Afford It?

Be sure to read Part 1! When students are asked if they would like to study abroad, most students enthusiastically answer YES! However, after a few moments, they always add this one caveat: “I don’t know if I can afford it.” Most students, including me, believe that studying abroad is expensive and therefore cannot be[…]

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10 Things I Would Have Done at Rochester If I’d Had the Time

During my three-and-a-half years at Rochester, I’ve done quite a lot. I’ve nearly completed two majors in anthropology and English. I’ve been involved with hall council, the International Theatre Program, the Undergraduate Anthropology Council, and Students Helping Honduras. I’ve both participated in and been the program leader of the Rochester Urban Fellows Program. I’ve spent[…]

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Just Touched Down in London Town

I was truly a bunch of nerves the entire day before my 9:30 pm flight from JFK in New York to Heathrow in London. I was worried about forgetting a bag or missing my flight in the moment, but I was also worried about #fomo (fear of missing out, a fairly new term that I[…]

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Studying Abroad Part 1 of 3: Everyone Can Do It

Studying abroad in college was something I’ve always wanted to do since high school, but it was only a general idea in my head. I didn’t know where I wanted to go, how long I wanted to stay, or what the application process was even like. So when I got to the University of Rochester, I[…]

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Thoughts on My European Summer Internship

It’s finally summer time! Before I came to college, I never intended to plan my summers, because to me, summer means pool, watermelon, movies, and lots of games. The only “planning” I did during my last two summers in high school was spending time studying for the SAT and working a part-time job at Starbucks to[…]

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