Once You Go Abroad, Likelihood of Traveling Again is in Your Odds

As we continue to collect more data, the Abroad101 team is excited to start generating reports on study abroad trends. Here is a sneak peak of some of the exciting conclusions we are finding: in this sample of 374 post-abroad students, 96% are likely to travel abroad again, 78% of whom are definitely planning on venturing outside the US for another international experience. Continue reading

We Made it to 5K!

We did it: 5,000 reviews!!
Special thanks to James Madison for appearing on the $5,000 bill, as well as the Proclaimers, who “would walk 500 miles” 10 times over to reach our total count!

Here’s to another 5,000! Thanks to all of our incredible partners and devoted students for contributing their insights to our community.

Yet Another Reason to Study Abroad: Sea Turtles & Environmental Activism!

Have you ever wondered how art can impact social activism? See what this Tufts student found during her semester in Baja California Sur with The School for Field Studies.

The School for Field Studies Alumna’s Sea Turtle Conservation Research Featured in Permanent Exhibition at Monterey Bay Aquarium

Alyssa Irizarry’s Muralism Research Showed Sea Turtle Murals Are Effective in Developing Pro-Environmental Attitudes in Baja California Sur Continue reading

Abroad101 Makes Top 50 Global Education Blogs!

We are honored to make the list of the Top 50 Global Education Blogs! Thanks to all of our readers’ constant support, and we are excited to unveil more exciting blog articles throughout 2010!

Feel free to be in touch with any ideas, as we always welcome guest blog entries.


Mike & The Abroad101 Team

PS- Special props to 2009’s new contributors, Danielle and Will, who took the blog to a new level through incorporating their recent study abroad experiences in Prague, Madrid, and Buenos Aires.

Study Abroad and Global Citizenship: A Match Made in Heaven

In a recent Inside Higher Ed article, Elizabeth Redden reports on groundbreaking research from this year’s NAFSA conference showcasing the strong correlation between study abroad and increased global citizenship. The study found that even short-term programs resulted in students demonstrating increased awareness and interest in cross-cultural issues. Continue reading

“Domestic” Study Abroad?

Remember back in the day when study abroad used to be…abroad? In efforts to expose students to the intricacies of the entertainment industry, this article in the LA Times reveals that many schools are now offering study abroad options in the city of angels. Apparently, LA is foreign enough an environment to prompt the phrase “domestic study abroad” (a phrase that must have been created “accidentally on purpose”…the oxymorons can go on and on…). Continue reading

From Hovering Mentors to Intrusive Rescue Squads: A Spectrum of Helicopter Parents

Study abroad is all about independence. When issues arise, from sorting out transfer of credit to dealing with a problematic host family, a phone call needs to be made to a student’s home university or program provider to discuss and address the problem. However, today’s “Millenial” students abroad are not always the ones making these calls. Instead, it is often their increasingly involved, protective parents who are taking the initiative. Continue reading

Pack Your Bags…

Because we’re about to launch more than a venture. Abroad101.com will undoubtedly be an adventure for the three of us recent college grads/co-founders- and we want you to be a part of the thrill. In the upcoming months we will be posting our progress as well as our thoughts on a variety of study abroad-related topics. Do you have a suggestion for our website? Want to learn more? Do you support or disagree with our reaction to a study abroad issue? Want to share your favorite travel memory/horror story? Great! We look forward to welcoming you into our online community and hearing from you.

Globally Yours,

Mike, Mark & Adam
“The Abroad101 Guys”