Study Abroad Myths
Debunking Study Abroad Myths
Myth #1: IT’S EXPENSIVE
- You can generally use Federal or Institutional Financial Aid towards your program!
- You can apply for additional study abroad scholarships.
- There are a variety of options for a variety of budgets.
- Studying abroad for a semester is generally cheaper than paying out-of-state tuition.
Myth #2: TIMING
- The classes you take abroad count toward your degree so you can still graduate on time;
- We have short term options: 10 days over winter break, 2 weeks / 1 month / 2 months during summer.
Myth #3: LANGUAGE
- Most programs are offered in English,even in countries like France, Japan, Thailand, Chile, and more!
- If you are a foreign language major or minor, it’s the best way to build fluency!
- Some students are able to complete language minors by studying abroad!
Myth #4: FEAR
- Programs are safe & carefully monitored;
- You can go abroad with other UofL students or faculty;
- Students may not travel to Level 3 or Level 4 countries on the US State Department Travel Advisory list or Level 3 countries on the CDC Travel Health Notices list.
Consider these myths debunked!