The opportunity to study one semester abroad and build experience in another international atmosphere is something quite unique.
Without regular support from your family and close friends, you’re exposed to make new networks, explore the unknown and to try new activities that have never been within reach before.
Studying abroad adds significant value and creates a personalised version of your degree, holding a great deal of potential for increased employability for when you graduate. In my opinion, a life of travel is a good thing to have. But the catch is, once you start, there’s no looking back. So where I chose to begin, was right here, at San Jose State.
There are many factors to take into consideration when choosing your host institution. First is looking at the location, and finding out what’s best for you. It is very important to do your research on the area you’re planning to live in. Other factors include looking to see whether your major is offered, and the different types of subjects you’re able to choose from. It’s also important to see what other co-curricular activities the host institution has to offer, whether that may be joining a club or taking on an internship while on exchange.