Imagine studying abroad in places like Australia, Japan, London, Ireland, and Spain. What people would you meet? What food would you eat? What language skills will you need?
If you are considering to study abroad while a student at Keystone, you should begin planning while you are a freshman. Planning is an essential part of having a successful and enjoyable experience traveling to another country while also earning credits that will become part of your academic curriculum. The study abroad coordinator is ready and eager to help you develop a personalized, international experience and making your dream of global travel become a reality.
Where do you want to go?
Keystone offers study abroad opportunities in almost every country in the world. If you are not certain, think about coming up with a list of your preferred destinations that interest you before meeting with the study abroad coordinator. Decide what you would like to get out of the experience. Do you want to go somewhere where the language is different? Maybe you would like to go somewhere English is the language, but the culture is different. Think about the climate and if you would like to go where it’s warm or cold. Possibly try stretching yourself a little further, past the point of comfort for a real learning experience.
When do you want to go?
It is recommended that students who would like to study abroad for a semester plan for the second half of their sophomore or junior year. However, if you are considering a short-term summer 4-8 week or faculty-led program, it will be based on recommendations from your advisor and GPA requirements.
How long do you want to study abroad?
Study abroad programs are available for 4-8 weeks, an entire semester or up to a year. Faculty-led trips are usually 8-10 days.
Are you worried about paying for it?
The cost will vary by program, so be sure to select a study abroad program within your budget. Many organizations offer financial aid or scholarships to Keystone College students interested in studying abroad. Learn more about paying for your study abroad.
Are you ready to apply?
You’ve decided where and when you want to study abroad and how you are going to pay for it. Now what? Follow these steps in the study abroad application process.