International experiences – especially long-term experiences such as a semester or year abroad – provide lasting benefits that shape an individuals life both personally and professionally. Beyond the obvious reasons to study abroad such as opp... read more

Studying abroad is an amazing yet challenging opportunity. It is easier to prepare for the fun and adventure than the obstacles. In an attempt to better prepare students for the trials that come with studying abroad, my program provided an introduction pa... read more

Packing lists have become somewhat of a specialty here on The Study Abroad Blog, with a packing list for a year abroad, one for weekend trips and travel, and of course, how exactly to pack in these situations. One thing I haven’t covered though, is what... read more

International students preparing to take the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam can follow various steps to increase the likelihood that they will maximize their potential score. It is of course a good idea to practice reading, wri... read more

Four years ago, I made a decision which you are asked to make very soon. Which university do I want to study at? It is hard to choose a university which you want to go to, because you never know what it is like when you start attending classes. Questions ... read more

Going away to college as an international student can be a fun and exciting experience, but being away from family and friends for the first time is difficult for many students. So in between classes, homework and making new friends, here are 6 unconventi... read more

My results have been released and without mincing words, it was just a lot lot better than I had expected or even dared to hope for. I AM SO STUNNED. The sign I’m holding has been stuck on my window for a year but felt like a faraway dream and when ... read more

“As we enter into university, we need to realise that this is merely the beginning of a very long journey ahead, and that is a journey not only of academia and learning more about the history of thought and knowledge, or of mathematical or scientifi... read more

Australia is not a cheap country. Let’s face it: it’s a very expensive country. A cup of coffee for $3.50 or even $4. Renting a typical 2 bedroom apartment will cost you $500 to $700 per week. Yes, not per month, per week! And don’t even mention t... read more