Q&A with Sophie Switzer of CIMBA Italy: Tips for Students Planning to Study Abroad
Jul30

Q&A with Sophie Switzer of CIMBA Italy: Tips for Students Planning to Study Abroad

CIMBA Italy offers insight on the importance of study abroad, with accreditation from Tipple College of Business at the University of Iowa. Their program offers english language coursework for American students on their campus in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. The courses focus on business, leadership, communications, and engineering with an emphasis on personal development. During the study abroad program, CIMBA Italy offers extended travel weekends and weeks for all students, encouraging students to travel whenever possible. Here are the Q&A’s from the chat with them: Q1 Can you give us three reasons why students should study abroad? #CampusChat A1 Reach outside your comfort zone! #studyabroad promotes self-confidence and personal growth #CampusChat A1 For a little tongue-in-cheek, check out “5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Study Abroad” from @pisoniK #CampusChat http://cimbaitaly.com/kpisoni/shouldnt-study-abroad/ A1 Challenge yourself! Problem-solving in a new country & diff language provides the ultimate challenge http://cimbaitaly.com/jfaflick/challenging/ #CampusChat   Q2 What type of questions should students ask when researching a study abroad program? #CampusChat A2 Ask about financial aid options. Many schools allow students to use grants, loans, & scholarships to #studyabroad. #CampusChat A2 Find out what’s included in the tuition fee. Some programs do not factor in room & board or meal plans #CampusChat A2 Ask about amenities provided before you arrive. WiFi & A/C are not as common in other regions http://cimbaitaly.com/kviehmann/5-things-dont-tell-study-abroad/ #CampusChat   Q3 Do students really “study” abroad, or is it more of an international travel experience? #CampusChat A3 Depends on the program, but be sure to talk to your advisor & make sure credits will transfer BEFORE you go abroad #CampusChat A3 @ohmyfudgee blogs about How to Balance Study & Travel during #studyabroad #CampusChat A3 #studyabroad expands learning beyond the classroom but make sure your program doesn’t cause you to fall behind in your degree #CampusChat   Q4 How long before leaving should a student begin planning for a study abroad session? #CampusChat A4 Talk to your advisor about creating a semester plan that includes #studyabroad as soon as you arrive at college #CampusChat A4 Meet with the financial aid office at least 1 yr before you leave, especially if you’re doing a winter or summer program #CampusChat A4 Check with the #studyabroad office 1yr before to review all the steps – some schools require applications a year+ in advance! #campuschat   Q5 What tasks will students need to complete before leaving to study abroad? #CampusChat A5 Create goals. These should include places you want to go, things you want to see, & what you want to achieve while abroad #CampusChat A5 Notify your bank & make sure you will be able to use your debit/credit...

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How to Plan Ahead for Study Abroad with CIMBA Italy on this week’s #CampusChat
Jul27

How to Plan Ahead for Study Abroad with CIMBA Italy on this week’s #CampusChat

Is your student considering study abroad next year? Do you wonder how she should prepare and what she should take (or not take)?

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