Where Should I Study Abroad?

Jennifer Post

Would you rather wander the streets of a city or the dirt paths of the country?

Are you studying abroad mostly for the school part of the traveling part?

Is anyone you know going with you?

Is there any film or show you've seen that's inspired you to want to study abroad?

When you get to your new location, what's the first thing you want to do?

Are you trying to go to a place where they speak the same language as you?

If you picked a place but found out the flight was almost 20 hours long, would you still go?

What are you hoping to get out of your time abroad?

During your downtime from school, what would you be doing?

If your room had a view of nature, what would you want to see?

Would you take a full course load abroad?

What's the real reason you want to study abroad?

Is there a subject you would most like to study?

Do you think you're ready to be away for as long as you would be?

Can you pack lightly if you need to?

How long have you been planning for your trip abroad?

When you can sneak away on the weekends, where do you want to go?

When you travel in normal life for pleasure, what kind of place do you like to go?

What can you not leave home without?

Are you concerned with the political affiliations of wherever you might study abroad?

Are you usually good at hanging out by yourself?

Do you care about seeing really tourist things like the Mona Lisa or the Pyramids?

What would you rather eat every day on your trip?

Did you know that tipping is not encouraged in most European countries because it's built into their wage?

Would you most likely stick to the the known areas of your temporary home or venture off the beaten path?

Where will you be spending most of your money?

Who will you miss the most?

Would you rather walk through a botanical garden or through the crowds of a busy sidewalk?

If you had to sum yourself up in one word, what would you choose?

What would happen if you ended up hating where you chose to study abroad?

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About This Quiz

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone for a while. Immerse yourself in other cultures and gorge yourself on food you've only ever heard of before, and some you haven't! If you talk to anyone who has studied abroad and trust that you would know because they talk about it constantly, they will tell you it's the best decision they ever made. Sure, being away from home might be uncomfortable and daunting, but you'll grow so much through the experience that it'll help you be more independent in the long run.

Maybe there's a place you've always wanted to go, and studying abroad is the perfect excuse to go there. But perhaps you have absolutely no idea where you would want to go. Now's the time to think about what you want out of a place to live for half a year. Are there things you can't live without? Are you willing to give up a lot of extras to broaden your horizons? Don't forget about the actual school. That is part of the reason you're going away, after all. With so many options, how can one narrow it down? You can take advice from others, or you can just take this quiz!

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