I studied public relations and film in college, which was definitely fun, but I didn’t think there would be study abroad programs for those focuses, so I never really looked into it too much.

Luckily, I found some really awesome opportunities that still let me travel a bit nationally and internationally during college, but I’ve always regretted not looking into a study abroad program and pursuing that. There are so many benefits to getting outside of your comfort zone and learning about another culture, and what better time to do it than in college?

On this episode of the Zing Podcast, we sit down with Margaret Ogg, the Study Abroad Program Manager at Wayne State University, as well as Victoria Slater and Patrick Chism from the Zing Blog team, to get all the tips and tricks to make the most out of your study abroad experience.

Slater studied at the London School of Economics for two years and Chism taught English in China. They have vastly different stories, but both appreciate their time spent overseas. After studying abroad herself, Ogg has been helping other students broaden their horizons through study abroad programs for the last few years. Between the three of them, you’ll get a good sense of the benefits, hardships and best tactics for studying abroad.

If you already have plans to further your education on the other side of the pond, take a look at a few helpful Zing Blog articles that will make your time there a little easier.

How to Make Smart Financial Decisions While Living Abroad

If you’ve considered moving abroad but think money is too big of a barrier, think again. Whether you’re a first-time traveler or someone who’s traveled extensively, living in a different country can be done on a budget. Once you’ve decided to take the plunge, you can live, work and travel locally inexpensively if you prepare and do your research. We showcase different ways to save money once you’re in your new surroundings. (Read more…)

Globetrotting Tips for International Travelers

Whether you’re travelling abroad for school or starting life anew as a nomad, there are a few tricks of the trade that you should know before going abroad. Take a look at these globetrotting tips so you can better navigate (and enjoy) your international adventures. (Read more…)

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