International Students

College Planning TODAY Services assist students with college preparation all around the world. While many students desire to study in the United States of America others here in America desire to study abroad. 

These five steps explain the process an international student can follow to study in a university or college in the U.S.:

Studying Abroad: Introduction 

My name is Nathan Silva and Just like you, I made the decision during college to venture out of the U.S. and experience the world. I chose to study abroad  for an entire year and spent my junior year studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. I had the time of my life! I actually had such a great experience that after graduating in May of 2018, I chose to study abroad again, this time in Beijing, China. I spent the Fall of 2019 in an intensive Chinese Language program, and I'll be continuing with Chinese at Beijing University in the Spring of 2021 with plans to stay abroad for a long time to come. 

Perhaps you’re reading this because you’re not completely sure whether or not you’re ready to go abroad. You may be asking, why study abroad?

It’s only natural to be a bit fearful of change and facing new and challenging experiences.

Anyone who has even a remote desire to go abroad should decide to do it, in my humble opinion, anyway. If for some reason you can’t last the semester or year and you have to come home, what’s the worst that can happen? You lose one semester of school and graduate when you’re 23 instead of 22. In the scheme of life, that’s not that big a difference, and the chances of that happening are minimal.

One of my biggest fears when I made the decision to go abroad was that I would lose my good friends and be really far out of the loop when I returned home. First and foremost, your being abroad shouldn’t change anything. You can still talk via Skype, FB and phones and, if your friends are true friends, they will be excited for you to go and do something with your life, as well as be understanding when you come home.

Before Study Abroad

Get started with the study abroad process. Learn about choosing a location and program as well as applying and how to pay for your trip.