Things to consider
- Think about what makes you a non-traditional student, as it can vary greatly. What resources does the host institution and host culture have to support my needs?
- Do I have other responsibilities at at family, home, or professional obligations that will affect the study abroad program selection and length?
- Will there be any other participants that I can relate to on the program? Are there opportunities to connect with students and others from the host culture that I can relate or have more in common with?
- What can I learn from my fellow participants and those from host culture who I may not relate to immediately?
- What type of housing accommodations would you prefer? Are those options available in the programs you are considering?
- How will this study abroad experience relate to and enhance my academic, personal and career goals?