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Step 2: Things to Consider

Step 2
What kind of experience do you want to have abroad?

Create the experience you wish by considering the following: What countries appeal to you? Would you like to learn or practice a foreign language? Do you enjoy urban settings, or rural ones? Do you want to go abroad for a few weeks, a semester, internship or an academic year? Think about how you as a person will adjust to the environment and culture you would like to be a part of. Please note the location(s) below is a snapshot in time of programs approved at any given time and may not necessarily be available at this time.

Things to Consider

Please be sure to meet with your academic advisor to discuss course options while you are abroad to ensure that they align with your plan of study.
Studying abroad is an additional investment in a student's education. Please consider how studying abroad may impact your individual financial situation and what resources may be available to you. Click here for links to scholarship opportunities.
Many QU programs offer opportunities for language immersion for students who seek that experience. There are also many programs that do not require knowledge of the local language. Be aware of your own interest and ability to learn and utilize languages when choosing your study abroad destination. 
When considering studying abroad, it's important to take into consideration your own identity. Each university and each country boasts many different cultures, values and ethics. For more information, please refer to student resources
While traveling abroad, the traveler always assumes some level of risk. This risk can include natural disasters, political unrest, communicable diseases, or any number of potential issues related to areas through which one might travel. Quinnipiac University will keep a student abreast of the most pertinent issues, but the student is responsible for researching and understanding the status of their destination. Quinnipiac University requires that all students studying abroad purchase international medical and security assistance and accident sickness plans.