What to Expect


Before you go:

  • Obtain a passport/VISA

  • Must buy international medical insurance through our office

  • Expect travel delays, problems

  • When you board your plane to leave the US, you will be scared to DEATH!!!

  • You need to start saving money NOW!!!

Academic Issues:

  • Commute to class my be long distances – use public transportation

  • Fewer contact hours for the class

  • Homework will be less specified

  • Independent learning

  • Group projects/presentations

  • Less assessment —more of your grade rides on less items

  • All grades will converted to A-F


May not have available:

  • A campus

  • Internet access

  • Phone in your room

  • Air conditioning

  • Many American amenities

  • Accommodations for disabilities

Items to buy when you arrive abroad:

  • Linens there because of luggage weight

  • Cell phone

Other Information:

  • Meal plans may vary

  • Cannot rent a car or drive

  • More petty theft, pickpockets, purse snatching than in the US

  • Expect to be homesick