Thoughts on study abroad! (Yes, your credits and financial aid transfer over!) | Campus Tour 2019
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I wanted to talk a little bit about study abroad, since that's actually where I spent a quarter of my time at amorous not actually at Amherst. Like I said, I spent one semester and Bordeaux, France. Actually, if you look above me, I have a map of the vineyards of Bordeaux. I, I sent my second semester in Oxford, England, and so it's pretty common for people to study about immersed. About forty percent of the junior class goes abroad at least one semester on DH. For those who don't want to study abroad, you can definitely feel reassured that there will still be people around if you don't want to go abroad. But do you want to study away? We do have domestic city away programs as well, so I know people have studied for a semester and might and so that could be a good option if you're an international student and want. Teo said he had another institution but don't necessarily want to go away from the U. S because you're technically already studied abroad as an international student. Everest, um, and in terms of other things, one of the things that people worry about is probably major requirements and financial aid. Like I said, most departments are pretty good about granting you credit for your courses. You just have to make sure that you seek with them in advance on get that all settled before you even most better, even better, before you apply to these programs. Um, I do know it is more difficult for pre med students and for a lot of the harder science students to study abroad. But there is a partnership with, I believe, Ucl University of the College of London, I believe on DH from there, I know students like from neuroscience which is one of the most restrictive majors in terms of requirements. They've been able to go abroad for a semester. I actually know a premed math and French major who is in France right now. Amherst will make sure that you're not paying any more or any less than what you would pay if you're a student if you're enrolled at Amherst taking courses. So what happens is, if your study abroad program costs less than Amherst, you still have the same about that you would pay to go to Amherst ifyou're which is not that great. The good thing is that if your study abroad program cost more than Amherst, you will still pay the same amount. My program in France cost less than Amherst. My program and Oxford cost a lot more than Amherst, and so it kind of balances out in the end. This is just their philosophy is like you're expected family contribution should be the same. Like, if your programme costs less, your need is less on. So I think those air, typically the two barriers or major concerns the study abroad and Immerse really does a good job making sure that you're well taken care of in terms of graduating on time and also being able to afford study abroad. Um, and there are a bunch of resource is as well. They're things like the Study Abroad Office, which which can help you sort of decide where you're going. They take surveys from previous study abroad students, and so you can read about people's experiences. People are study abroad, love talking about their experiences as well. Um, Amherst, really like there's a big culture around city a Rod, And so if that's something you want to do, there is definitely a way for you to get there.