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What to Consider Before Traveling on a Short-Term Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad can provide you with an opportunity to broaden your horizons, experience new cultures, and gain valuable international experience that can further your future career. It can also be an opportunity to reconnect with your heritage and learn more about your home country.

However, studying abroad can also pose unique challenges for you as a DREAMer. One of the most significant challenges is navigating the legal and logistical aspects of travel, such as obtaining visas and work permits. 

Despite these challenges, many DREAMers have successfully studied abroad and gained valuable experiences that have helped them in their personal and professional lives. With careful planning and preparation, you can have a successful and transformational study abroad experience!

Before you embark on a short-term study abroad program, there are some important factors to consider. Before you embark on a short-term study abroad program, there re some important factors to consider:

  1. Immigration Status: This is one of the most critical things to consider. You should consult with an immigration lawyer to ensure that your travel will not affect your status. You will also need to obtain any necessary visas and permits to travel and study abroad.
  2. Cultural Adjustment: When traveling to a foreign country, you will encounter a new culture, language, and customs. It is essential to be aware of and respectful of cultural differences.
  3. Safety and Security: You should be aware of the potential issues you may encounter at the airport and take steps to prepare yourself accordingly. You should carry necessary documents, check your eligibility to travel, and stay informed about any changes in immigration policies. By being prepared and informed, you can help ensure a smooth and successful travel experience.
  4. Support Network: While studying abroad, it is essential to have a support network in place. Consider connecting with other DREAMers who have traveled abroad or reaching out to campus resources for support.

By considering these points, you can have a safe, rewarding, and enriching experience studying abroad and exploring new cultures.

For more information on any of these topics feel free to reach out to us via phone (480) 874-0100, on our contact us page, or follow us on Instagram @ibsabroad and send us a direct message! We would be more than happy to chat with you!