How should you choose where and when to go?

  • Academic/curriculum: GAR, major, minor, electives to graduation, internships, field research

  • Geographical considerations: time of year, climate, terrain, proximity to other places

  • Urban, suburban or rural location. Size of institution/number of students

  • GPA

  • Third-party provided or direct enrollment

  • Language: beginner or intermediate with some English courses, advanced (immersion), or all English

  • Living arrangements: host family, dorm, apartment, cooling, meal plan, assimilated with international and local people, commuting considerations

  • Technological considerations

  • Assessment/grade transfer

  • Ability to travel to other places

  • Disability and health considerations

  • Personal extracurricular activities