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New Book: A Student Guide to Study Abroad


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IIE is pleased to announce the publication of "A Student Guide to Study Abroad", a new book published this month by IIE and the AIFS Foundation. Print copies of the trade paperback are now available online at www.iie.org/studentguide, and the eBook will be available on iTunes, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo next month.

"A Student Guide to Study Abroad" arms students with the critical information needed to make one of the most important decisions of their academic career. Packed with user-friendly "how to" information offered in a fun and engaging style, this valuable hands-on resource includes 100 practical, easy-to-follow tips and more than 200 real-life stories from students, advisers and professionals. 

Topics include:
  • Deciding how to choose the right program
  • Figuring out the financials
  • Making the most of your time abroad
  • Immersing yourself in the culture
  • Staying safe and healthy
  • Transitioning back to life in the States
  • Incorporating the study abroad experience into a winning job search
The co-authors of the book are international careers expert Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, IIE president Allan Goodman, and AIFS founder Sir Cyril Taylor. The authors surveyed approximately 350 students about their study abroad experiences and asked dozens of educators and business leaders to share their insights. The result is a groundbreaking book, equal parts savvy travel guide, educational adviser and career handbook, providing useful advice for students during every stage of their study abroad journey.

"A Student Guide to Study Abroad" makes it clear that the wide range of programs currently available makes study abroad more flexible, affordable and accessible than ever before, and that there is a study abroad option for just about everyone. The guide addresses the needs of all students as it offers targeted advice for students from diverse backgrounds and addresses practical considerations related to disabilities, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and financial need.

For more information, visit: www.iie.org/studentguide. 

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