If you want to study abroad, but need some help to organize everything, a study abroad agency can be the way to go. Often, universities partner up with these agencies to provide more study abroad destinations to their students and also to have a local support network while you are abroad. Here are 5 great study abroad agencies that MariaAbroad has talked to or read a lot about their programs:
Academic Programs International
Academic Programs International is an independent study abroad organization that offers study abroad programs which give the opportunity to experience the world, study in a foreign country, and for American students to earn university credit. They provide living, travel, educational, and cultural opportunities for U.S. students in a lot of countries like Argentina, Costa Rica, England, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Poland and Spain. Moreover their website is really cool, really clear and useful. A few of these countries are in the top 10 study abroad destinations for US students
, so it is a great opportunity!
Aspire Abroad offers you admissions to graduate and post graduate courses in all leading disciplines, at universities all over the world. Aspire is the officially authorized representative of Institutions like : Lugansk State Medical University, Ternopil State Medical University and National Aerospace University-Kharkiv Aviation Institute- Ukrain and KES College -Cyprus.
CEA Global Education
CEA Global Education founded in 1997 is providing international education opportunities for U.S. and Canadian college students of all language levels and majors. According to their website, CEA is currently sending thousands of students on study abroad programs to universities in 14 countries including Argentina, Australia, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, South Africa and Spain. Here again, like for the API organization, a few of these countries are on the top of the US students favorite destinations.
International Student Office
The International Student Office
is the direct representative of 4 universities from abroad. This organizational structure is a little bit different from the last one we saw. They are directly employed by these universities and advise prospective students about the most suitable program, the application process, visa application and advice on living in a foreign country. And while in other organizations it is charged, consultation is completely free of charge at the International Student Office. So take this opportunity!
Study Chile is an educational agency that provides educational services in Chile to students from all over the world. According to their website they provide immersion, cultural programs, language programs, volunteering programs and any other tailor made programs at the most important universities in Chile. Moreover, their owners have the experience of living abroad; they know what students studying abroad are looking for and what they can learn in doing that.
Have you participated in any of the mentioned programs? What was your experience with them? Do you think it made your study abroad experience easier to organize? Let us know!
Advantages of Studying Abroad
If you read through this article and got a bit overwhelmed with the dicision whether you should take the plunge and study abroad or not, check out this book: The Global Student is the perfect book to show you that that living abroad is a great way to spark your career and see how many advantages living and studying abroad really has.