Here’s a guest post from Tiffany Meier, one of our Academic Advisors at Shoreline Community College International Education:
I went on a faculty led program for psychology majors to Estonia and Morocco. When I first started college I was intrigued by study abroad but as a first gen student, I had no idea how to navigate through all the paperwork, scholarships and ticket purchasing. Fortunately I was able to figure it out with the help of my psych professor, who was also leading the program. I conducted research on perceptions of crime seriousness in both countries as they were so different. The research was exciting and being abroad was an experience I hold dear even to this day.
When talking with friends now, the two things they regret from college are not living on campus and not studying abroad. My experience has shaped who I am and my career now as an academic advisor. Even though there were bumps and culture shock, I wouldn’t change it for the world.
Come to the Shoreline Study Abroad Information Session on Tuesday, February 10 from 12:30 – 1:30 in PUB 9208 (Quiet Dining Room) and learn about our study abroad programs and how to apply for scholarships to pay for them! Nobody will give you money to travel just for writing an essay after you’ve graduated!
Well, I suppose all time-related things actually approach at more or less the exact same rate, but you know what I’m saying here. The deadline to apply for the Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship is next Friday, January 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST, which means 8:59 p.m for us West Coasters. If you’re interested in applying, contact us ASAP!
Shoreline Study Abroad can work with you to make sure your application essays are as good as they can be. At the very least, having someone take a second look can help you avoid the kind of typos that elude software spell-checkers, like “study aboard.” Even the pros make mistakes: Hemingway’s first novel was almost rejected because of the nonsensical title on the first draft he submitted: The Sun Also Roses.*
*This story is, to the best of our knowledge, entirely false.