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Would you recommend studying abroad? Where? Are there certain countries that are better for certain majors?

Topic: Study Abroad | Asked by: Anonymous | Asked on 06/17/2010

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There are certain countries that are better for certain majors. For example, if you are studying psychology, you might want to go to France or Germany, both which have rich history in the field of psychology. If you are interested in communications or journalism, you might be more interested in Australia, which has an innovative and booming media industry. Don't just go to the country that will be the most fun, think a little bit about where you might get the most out of the classes you're taking.

Answered by: Taylor C. | over 2 years ago
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Studying abroad is an excellent way to enhance your academic experience. You might want to study in a country that perhaps deals with your major. If you are a French major, then it would be wise to study in France. Music majors might want to study in Austria, where a lot of the big-name musicians lived. It all depends on your major and your interests.

Answered by: Sunami R. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is highly recommended, especially for any students majoring in a foreign language. Traveling to a country where the foreign language a study is studying is the native tongue is tremendously helpful in learning the language yourself. Being forced to actually speak in the language you are studying just to perform day to day tasks really helps reinforce everything you've learned. People are generally helpful as well if you show a genuine interest in learning the language. In this circumstance, obviously you'd want to travel to a country that speaks that language of your studies.

Answered by: Ashelton N. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is a wonderful idea if you have the opportunity too. It will allow you to see a different kind of culture, and continue to learn at the same time. Are you majoring in a specific language? If so, you'd certainly want to study in a country that speaks that language. Many students study in Spain, France, England, and Germany, but other countries offer abroad programs as well.

Answered by: Mighty Spidey L. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad would provide an experience unlike any other. Many people who study abroad only have good things to say about their times spent in other countries. Where you study depends on what locations are available. For many scientific majors, you will be studying in developed nations such as European countries, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, or Japan. The best course of action would be to speak with coordinators at your college, ask other people about their experiences, and research the locations available.

Answered by: Rancor202 X. | about 4 years ago
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I highly recommend studying abroad. Not everybody has the chance to visit another country and to be able to do it in school, and for credit is a can't-miss opportunity. If you have any desire to work with people of other nationalities, it's a great idea to visit a country that has those types of people so that you can learn to work with them even better. Some countries are certainly better than others, depending on your major. If you are going into technology, Japan would be way better than, say, Costa Rica. If you are a music major, going to Austria, Germany, or Italy is a must as opposed to Nigeria. And of course, if you are learning a language, there is no better way to learn it than to be submersed in it 24/7 for 3 or more months.

Answered by: Ooblydoo L. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad can be a very rewarding and exciting experience. If you want to study abroad, most universities have a study abroad program. You should talk to the people in charge of this to figure out where you should go. Normally each country they offer have specific classes that they teach. If you're really interested in studying abroad you should do it in your freshmen or sophomore year, because by the time you're a junior you're more into your major classes.

Answered by: Bluejay K. | about 4 years ago
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Study Abroad can be a great opportunity to learn more about other cultures, countries, and also gain more independence. I do not recommend it if you get easily homesick or have friends which you absolutely can't be away from for months. Note though that some colleges offer Study Abroad sessions which last 4 weeks, 10 weeks, 6 months, or a whole year. If your school also offers these, then definitely go on at least the 4 week one. Keep in mind that you may have to switch currency. If you do, always switch before you leave your home country and pay in cash at the next country (cards have big fees if they are used in other countries. As for where, most colleges offer certain programs for certain majors as well as ones for all majors. Check with your college about one tailored to your major. Also, it would be best to stay in a modernized country, like Ireland, Italy, Spain, etc than Chile, Egypt, Taiwan, etc. Of course, it all depends on where in the country you are. Lastly, make sure to ask about any certain laws which may affect you being in that particular country (such as the strict ones in China).

Answered by: Mayell U. | about 4 years ago
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If studying abroad is something that you think you would enjoy doing, then yes I would recommend it. I had several friends who studied abroad, and they loved the unique experiences they received while out of the country. I have never personally studied abroad, but I have traveled out of America on 5 different occasions. On each of those trips I have learned a lot about different cultures. As far as what country you should go to, it really depends on the major. If you would like to be a German teacher, you should study in Germany (same for any Foreign Language). Other majors may allow you more freedom in what country to pick. Talk with your academic advisor, and see what they recommend!

Answered by: Em Ugrad08 P. | about 4 years ago
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In order, yes if it will help your major, anywhere related to it, and yes there are. Studying abroad can be an excellent way to expand your knowledge in particular fields. For example, if you are studying international law, then you should study in a few countries to get a better feel for how those laws are enforced. Also for example, if you are a language major, then going to a country where that language is the native tongue will help give you a better understanding of subtleties in it that a class may not give you. Ultimately it depends on your major and what it is involved in. Talk to a member of the field you are looking to get into and ask them about it.

Answered by: College Student123 T. | about 4 years ago
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If you have the opportunity and the means to study abroad, it is absolutely worth it! Find a place that sparks your interest, or a program that matches your degree plan and go for it! Even if you just take electives or basic requirements that you would have had to take at your school, the experience of being in a foreign country and learning about another culture is definitely incredible. Europe is a popular destination for many students, but it really just depends on where you want to go!

Answered by: Paris587 U. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is a great experience for anyone who would like to explore the world outside of what they are used to. If there is a certain culture you would like to learn about, or even language you have studied and would like to be immersed in would be a good way for you to make you decision. Every country offers a wide variety of schools and programs, and no one is better for any certain major. You can find a program that fits your interest in just about any country.

Answered by: Jadey.V Q. | about 4 years ago
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I would recommend somewhere that is out of your element. Somewhere you can grow as a person for a semester. Think of it as an adventure rather than school.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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I would study aboard in the countries in which I have studied foreign language for. It would make it a little bit easier and alot more interesting because you've already had some background on the culture. There are no specific countries to go to depending on your major. All countries offer great experiences no matter what you are studying.

Answered by: Cheesycake D. | about 4 years ago
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I would absolutely recommend it! I would also recommend going sooner than later - this type of thing is the thing that people put off saying they will do it "next semester" and never end up going and regret it! Check with you school's study abroad program to see what countries they recommend for certain majors. The most popular study abroad places for college students in general are Spain, Germany, England, Australia, Greece and Costa Rica.

Answered by: Christie18 B. | about 4 years ago
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Yes, studying abroad is a great chance to get out into the world and open the door for more opportunities in the future. It all depends on what languages you know. Try to study in a country where you know you can get by with your communication skills. I'm not sure if certain countries are better for certain majors, but you can always do some research on studyabroad.com. I hope I helped answer your questions.

Answered by: Coolio49 R. | about 4 years ago
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France is an excellent place to study abroad. This is great for someone majoring in French as a second language because they will be in the country from where the language is derived. There is a very unique cultural experience as well when you study abroad.

Answered by: Coke J. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad can be a wonderful opportunity but it isn't for everyone. It can be quite a culture shock and some students find it difficult to continue their studies in a strange environment, while others find it inspiring and invigorating. As for which countries you should choose, that's entirely up to you. You'll need to do a lot of research, both on the country and the available schools. Finally, if you're going to study abroad, you'll need to be at least minimally fluent in the language and customs of the country.

Answered by: Kat68 Q. | about 4 years ago
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Get as far out of your element as possible. Avoid english speaking countries, this is an adventure. It really depends on what your major when determining the best possible country. For example someone studying japanese would be better suited in Japan rather than say spain.

Answered by: Zolty F. | about 4 years ago
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Absolutely! Travel can give a depth to your education in a way that no other experience can. Learning about another culture gives a student a broader foundation on which to base their education. I think any country that appeals to the particular student would be valuable. Some countries are better for certain types of educations, for example, if you're studying art, you may want to go to Italy. If you're studying theatre, you may want to go to England. Study abroad is something no student should miss!

Answered by: Froyds K. | about 4 years ago
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It can be a great experience to study abroad. If you are studying a foreign language, you can get a lot out of studying in a country where they speak the language. If you are studying history or politics or business, you can study in a country relevant to your major. If you don't speak a foreign language, you can always study in the United Kingdom, or if you want to go somewhere more exciting, Australia.

Answered by: Sloan U. | about 4 years ago
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Yes, studying abroad bring lessons that can not be learned at home. Study anywhere where your heart desires. Third world countries are great eye openers to different ways and customs then we are accustomed too.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad can actually have a lot of benefits. Depending on what you study, it can help you get a cultural context to what you're studying. It helps you to learn about different people, and experience education from a different perspective. For majors that have a historical component, you can actual experience some of the things that you hear lectures about. The downsides are that study abroad programs can be quite costly, and sometimes aren't lengthy enough to give a real flavor to the experience. If there's one you're considering, make sure the program has some nexus to what you're studying, you'll get more out of the program that way.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | about 4 years ago
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yes! it is a very good experience. you should travel while you still can. depending on your school each country will have different programs for different majors.

Answered by: Ff G. | about 4 years ago
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It does depend on your major. Some schools have special trips where you earn credit overseas. Say the program was to go to Paris and earn an art credit. If your a science major, that art credit will not help you very much. Look into a program that will benefit you the most and not so much the most fun country.

Answered by: Allgrowdup O. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is a great way to experience another culture, and you can opt to do the entire degree abroad, or just one semester (a lot of schools do this). No one country is particularly good for certain majors (apart from languages), but you would need to dig for info and see what university in a particular country is better. Be wary that if you study abroad, you'd be paying up to 3x what a domestic student would pay in fees.

Answered by: Julia Jolie Y. | about 4 years ago
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YES I WILL RECOMMEND YOU TO STUDY IN ABROAD.BECAUSE IN ABROAD STUDYING KNOWLEDGE WILL BE GAINED A LOT THAN STUDYING INSIDE OUR COUNTRY.I WILL PREFER UNITED KINGDOM,UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA.HERE LOT OF MAJORS LIKE MBA, MCA WAS VERY VALUABLE THAN STUDYING INSIDE OUR COUNTRY.

Answered by: Abi J. | about 4 years ago
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I would definitely recommend studying abroad. Going abroad is an amazing experience that will open your mind to a whole new world and help you learn firsthand what you would otherwise be learning in a text book. Where you go is completely up to you. Some departments within the university offer their own study abroad programs but if none of those interest you, you can apply to other programs hosted by other universities. Certain countries are better for certain areas of study. For instance, if you're studying art, architecture or design then Italy or Rome specifically might be the best place to go. If you're a business major, somewhere with a strong corporate presence where you can visit businesses and learn how they are run. Check out your universities study abroad office or ask an academic advisor for more information.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is an invaluable way to broaden your own personal viewpoints and perspectives, while improving your employment prospects in the future. While studying in any foreign nation will likely prove to be a memorable experience, choosing countries that align well with your major may prove more productive in terms of your studies. Language majors should consider nations where that tongue is spoken, for example, and business majors may wish to consider nations with strong ties to international economic community, such as Germany.

Answered by: Adamkendallz V. | about 4 years ago
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Lots of students have very rewarding experiences studying abroad, and it's definitely something you should consider. Some majors make it harder than others - for example, science and engineering majors often have trouble - and your school may have specific programs for some majors. If you're studying a language, it's great to live in a country that speaks that language.

Answered by: Larua46 L. | about 4 years ago
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Yes, studying abroad bring lessons that can not be learned at home. Study anywhere where your heart desires. Third world countries are great eye openers to different ways and customs then we are accustomed too.

Answered by: Mentor4you S. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad can actually have a lot of benefits. Depending on what you study, it can help you get a cultural context to what you're studying. It helps you to learn about different people, and experience education from a different perspective. For majors that have a historical component, you can actual experience some of the things that you hear lectures about. The downsides are that study abroad programs can be quite costly, and sometimes aren't lengthy enough to give a real flavor to the experience. If there's one you're considering, make sure the program has some nexus to what you're studying, you'll get more out of the program that way.

Answered by: Stan567 Z. | about 4 years ago
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yes! it is a very good experience. you should travel while you still can. depending on your school each country will have different programs for different majors.

Answered by: Ff G. | about 4 years ago
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It does depend on your major. Some schools have special trips where you earn credit overseas. Say the program was to go to Paris and earn an art credit. If your a science major, that art credit will not help you very much. Look into a program that will benefit you the most and not so much the most fun country.

Answered by: Allgrowdup O. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is a great way to experience another culture, and you can opt to do the entire degree abroad, or just one semester (a lot of schools do this). No one country is particularly good for certain majors (apart from languages), but you would need to dig for info and see what university in a particular country is better. Be wary that if you study abroad, you'd be paying up to 3x what a domestic student would pay in fees.

Answered by: Julia Jolie Y. | about 4 years ago
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YES I WILL RECOMMEND YOU TO STUDY IN ABROAD.BECAUSE IN ABROAD STUDYING KNOWLEDGE WILL BE GAINED A LOT THAN STUDYING INSIDE OUR COUNTRY.I WILL PREFER UNITED KINGDOM,UNITED STATES AND AUSTRALIA.HERE LOT OF MAJORS LIKE MBA, MCA WAS VERY VALUABLE THAN STUDYING INSIDE OUR COUNTRY.

Answered by: Abi J. | about 4 years ago
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I would definitely recommend studying abroad. Going abroad is an amazing experience that will open your mind to a whole new world and help you learn firsthand what you would otherwise be learning in a text book. Where you go is completely up to you. Some departments within the university offer their own study abroad programs but if none of those interest you, you can apply to other programs hosted by other universities. Certain countries are better for certain areas of study. For instance, if you're studying art, architecture or design then Italy or Rome specifically might be the best place to go. If you're a business major, somewhere with a strong corporate presence where you can visit businesses and learn how they are run. Check out your universities study abroad office or ask an academic advisor for more information.

Answered by: Jessica Al22 D. | about 4 years ago
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Studying abroad is an invaluable way to broaden your own personal viewpoints and perspectives, while improving your employment prospects in the future. While studying in any foreign nation will likely prove to be a memorable experience, choosing countries that align well with your major may prove more productive in terms of your studies. Language majors should consider nations where that tongue is spoken, for example, and business majors may wish to consider nations with strong ties to international economic community, such as Germany.

Answered by: Adamkendallz V. | about 4 years ago
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Lots of students have very rewarding experiences studying abroad, and it's definitely something you should consider. Some majors make it harder than others - for example, science and engineering majors often have trouble - and your school may have specific programs for some majors. If you're studying a language, it's great to live in a country that speaks that language.

Answered by: Larua46 L. | about 4 years ago
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You should choose a place abroad that you are comfortable and interested to know about. If you are adventurous and into biology, try studying somewhere in South America which wildlife species are abundant. If you are into art history, try studying in Italy or France where architecture and art are prevalent. It really does not matter where you want to study and it does not depend on which major you have. Study abroad is for expanding your intellectual and cultural health.

Answered by: Nycpigeons Q. | over 4 years ago
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I would absolutely recommend studying abroad. Studying abroad gives you a completely new view of the world and is helpful in becoming a more open, understanding person. If you are hoping to speak English, there are many places in Europe where even if it's not the primary language, most people there speak at least enough English to be able to understand them. At my university, there are study tours offered where you go with a program to see specific, major related places in a country for a few weeks. If you are majoring in a language then it is best to go to countries where they speak the language you're majoring in.

Answered by: Kelseymiss M. | over 4 years ago
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Absolutely! Studying abroad will teach you more things about life than anything you could learn in a classroom. You'll see and do things that will change your life! You'll never look at the world the same way again. I spent 3 months in Italy - I met people, learned the language, and saw all the historical sites. I still think about the time I spent there, and I feel connected to history (especially when I see the places I've been to in movies, etc) As far as having certain countries for certain majors, I'm not sure, but use your judgement: If you're studying English Lit, you'd want to check out Britain, etc.

Answered by: The Truth C. | over 4 years ago
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