The Brazilian government announced this year that it plans to give 75,000 scholarships for local students to study abroad by 2014.
But when officials tell students how and where they might apply, some can’t quite get their heads around it.
“I can feel that they are thinking, This can’t be for me, it has to be for someone else, maybe for those with Ph.D.’s or more advanced degrees,” said Thais Pires, head of Alumni Advising-Education USA.… Continue reading
Students and faculty are working to overcome administrative hurdles to gain approval for a non-Tufts study abroad program in Cuba in an effort to align student travel and study in the country with recently passed federal law.
Several Tufts faculty members conceived of the study abroad program in conjunction with members of the Juan Marinello Cuban Institute for Cultural Research, a postdoctoral research institute focused on the social sciences of culture and culture policy.… Continue reading
Studying in other countries has often seemed a privilege reserved for undergraduates—not busy, focused, and frequently overextended graduate students. But times are changing, experts say. “To be a competent professional and to be competitive today, you need international experience,” says Peggy Blumenthal, senior counselor to the president at the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York City.… Continue reading
More students than ever are choosing universities in Japan for study abroad, and the number of Japanese students leaving the country to study has fallen markedly since a peak in 2004, according to two reports released at the end of December.… Continue reading
Over the Thanksgiving holiday I asked my niece, a college senior, how much her classmates were borrowing to pay for college. She regaled me with the tale of one student who took out a $100,000 loan to study abroad in Australia.… Continue reading
Europe’s history, Japan’s tradition, and Australia’s Outback often come to mind when one thinks of spending a semester abroad. But these popular destinations are increasingly out of reach for many college students who have had their sights set on studying overseas. … Continue reading