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Announcements : Free eBook of A Student Guide to Study Abroad

Announcement: Free eBook of A Student Guide to Study Abroad

WWU students are eligible to receive a free eBook of A Student Guide to Study Abroad, published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) Foundation.  Because WWU’s International Programs & Exchanges office has joined IIE’s Generation Study Abroad campaign to help more students to be able to study abroad, this book is available to WWU students for free.  The book sells for $14.95 (print edition) and $5.99 (eBook), so we encourage you to take advantage of this benefit, and to take a look at this useful book wherever you are in the process – whether you are already planning to study abroad, or just beginning to consider whether it is right for you.
 
Learning how to interact with people from other countries and cultures will be essential for all careers, whether in business, manufacturing, engineering, government, academia or not-for-profit.  Study abroad is one of the best ways to gain these skills, and we want to make sure you are armed with the information needed to make one of the most important decisions of your academic career.
 
You can download your free copy of A Student Guide to Study Abroad from any computer, phone, or e-reader.  Just go to www.iie.org/studentguidedownload and select the file format that works for you.
 
About A Student Guide to Study Abroad
 
Packed with user-friendly "how to" information offered in a fun and engaging style, A Student Guide to Study Abroad includes 100 practical, easy-to-follow tips and more than 200 real-life stories from students, advisers and professionals.  Written by three leading study abroad and career experts, this guide makes it clear that study abroad is more flexible, affordable and accessible than ever before, and that there is a study abroad option for just about everyone. The guide addresses the needs of all students as it offers targeted advice for students from diverse backgrounds and different fields of study, and addresses practical considerations related to topics such as disabilities, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation, and financial need.
 
Topics include:
  • Deciding how to choose the right program
  • Figuring out the financials
  • Making the most of your time abroad
  • Immersing yourself in the culture
  • Staying safe and healthy
  • Transitioning back to life in the States
  • Incorporating the study abroad experience into a winning job search 
For more information about the book, visit: www.iie.org/studentguide. For more information about the Generation Study Abroad campaign, visit www.generationstudyabroad.org.