SCV 5 Minute Guide to Study Abroad

Study abroad -- a 5 minute guide

Check out our 5 minute guide to study abroad!

Did you know there’s more than one way to study abroad?

When asked, “Do you want to study abroad?” the majority of prospective college students answer with a yes — but how many students know that the term can actually mean several different things? Each type can make for a very different experience!

Do you know that many colleges have study-abroad programs that are the same cost as on-campus programs? Most will also have ways to help with travel and passport costs. It’s a great question to ask when exploring colleges.

Check out our 5 Minute Guide to Study Abroad and get started planning your college journey abroad.

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SCV 5 Minute Guide to Study Abroad infographic

pack_suitcaseWhile the 5 Minute Guide to Study Abroad infographic above may be a sweet guideline, if you’re headed overseas, you’ll also want to watch this video guide on “How to Pack a Suitcase for Travel Abroad.”

Parents might also want to read this: Encourage Study Abroad


There is a wealth of information online regarding the subject. One way to pare it down to a manageable amount is to investigate options just at the colleges under consideration. Head to your college visits with some questions about their off-campus study program(s).  Different types of programs offered and cost concerns are a good place to start.

Be sure to factor in travel costs and time for getting a passport.

Don’t let the idea of cost deter you. Many colleges offer a semester abroad at their own campuses for no difference in tuition and fees, and some can even provide grants for travel costs. This is definitely worth asking about!

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