Selecting A Program
What are your goals for studying abroad?
With so many program options, choosing the best fit for you can seem daunting, but Auburn Abroad staff are available to help you define your priorities in a program. Typical goals include traveling, experiencing a new culture, developing language skills, exploring new academic areas, fulfilling specific course or major requirements, and creating an international network. Taking ALL of your goals into consideration will help you narrow down the options.
To determine what may be most important to you, start by thinking about the following questions:
- How important is location? Big city, rural town, or somewhere in between?
- Do you need to take specific courses while abroad? Be sure to chat with your academic advisor to identify a point in your curriculum that is ideal to study abroad.
- Are you interested in an international internship or service-learning project?
- What is your budget?
- Is program length important?
- Would you prefer to be with AU students and faculty or take classes with international students from all over the world?
- Do you have a preference for housing? Homestays offer language immersion and an instant connection to the local culture while residence halls and apartments allow you to live with other international students in a more traditional collegiate setting.