[ID:8932] The Go Abroad Application Process section provides advice for one of the most exciting phases of any international experience: research and planning! This is the time when you can dream big and consider every possibility.
- Think big, do the unexpected: During your research and exploration phase, dream big. Consider unusual destinations and alternative go-abroad options (i.e. volunteering in a developing nation instead of studying in Europe.) Don't underestimate the value of stepping outside your comfort zone to gain cross-cultural experience!
- Start your research early: The more time you give yourself to explore options and speak with advisors, the better equipped you'll be to make a decision about which program is right for you. Ask around to find unexpected go-abroad options and ideas. There might be a type of program you've never even considered. Think about what you want to achieve by going abroad or completing a virtual international program.
- Develop the skill of self-assessment:...