- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 24, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764554573
- ISBN-13: 978-0764554575
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,485,020 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
Transfer credits, handle culture shock, and stay safe and healthy
Get ready to leave home and have an adventure studying in another country!
Want to study abroad? This easy-to-follow guide gives you the lowdown on the entire process, from deciding where to go and filing applications to meeting prerequisites, obtaining a visa, and finding a place to live. You get the inside scoop on getting through the paperwork, adjusting to your new environment, and studying successfully.
Discover how to:
- Find the program thats right for you
- Apply to schools and programs abroad
- Write a successful application essay
- Obtain financial aid
- Study in non-English- speaking programs
The Dummies Way
- Explanations in plain English
- "Get in, get out" information
- Icons and other navigational aids
- Tear-out cheat sheet
- Top ten lists
- A dash of humor and fun
About the Author
Erin Sullivan is a Research Associate at Harvard Business School and a graduate of Wellesley College, where she was a Peer Advisor in their Study Abroad Office. She is going abroad again to pursue graduate studies in business.
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Here is another example of a good tidbit of information: If a student were to study abroad during the spring semester, he or she should apply for financial aid (which is usually done during the spring semester) during the fall semester before going abroad.
One unique point about this book is that it also covers going to graduate school abroad. However, there were some shocking facts I didn't expect to see such as "Earning a PhD in the U.S. requires 6 to 8 years, while in other countries only 4 years are needed. One of the reasons is that students enter undergraduate universities at a higher level than Americans do. So, they are doing U.S. graduate level work by the end of their undergraduate degrees..." Wow, I used to think that our undergraduate system is at the top of the world. I didn't know that college seniors in some other countries are doing U.S. graduate level work.
I won't waste the space here and list the content or the chapters of this book. Suffice to say that this book covers all areas of studying abroad in great detail and in good logical order. There are many excellent advices in this book. They will give you a good study abroad experience as well as save you time and money! I highly recommend this book.
By the way, this book is much, much better than "Getting the Most from Study Abroad."