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May 25, 2024

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Below you will find study abroad reviews from students at Birmingham–Southern College. We hope you will find these helpful in your search for options in education abroad. If you are a Birmingham–Southern College student, please check with the Krulak Institute for guidelines on enrolling in a study abroad program and receiving credit for your study abroad experience. If your university has listed recommended programs below, please consider them first and contact any of the program providers referenced in the reviews listed below for more information.

Important Dates and Deadlines

E-Term 2019 - Monday, Sept. 24, 2018
Fall Term 2019 or Academic Year 2019-20 - Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Summer Term 2019 - Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Spring Term 2020 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Past Review I Fell In Love With Barcelona. SSA Education Abroad: Barcelona - Semester, Year or Summer in Spain

"I gained about 10 pounds and a lot of international experience. I also learned so much about the culture from living with a host family. It was completely worthwhile."

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Past Review Great French Small Town Life! Université de Tours: Direct Enrollment and Exchange

"i am overall much more indépendant and self confident from my experiences abroad. my french has ameliorated greatly simply the necessity of speaking every day. i learned so much from my fellow international erasmus students about life in their home countries and what is important in their own daily lives."

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Past Review The Experience Of A Lifetime! University of Birmingham: Birmingham - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I learned so much about the world outside of the US. Even countries like England present significant differences from life in the Us, and being able to experience other cultures in England and around Europe has changed my outlook on the world. "

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Past Review Exploring Morocco: A Student's Perspective CIEE: Rabat - Language and Culture

"I improved my Arabic, especially my conversational skills and my Darija. I learned extensively about the culture of Morocco, including the history, politics, and religion of the country. As well as that, I learned about the culture and history of the Magreb and of the Middle East, particularly in regards to the Arab Spring. I le..."

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Past Review Tuscaloosa, Hollywood, And Disney World Have A Child It's Called Sevilla. SSA Education Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"I learned the value and importance of not talking a lot. While studying abroad, I learned that verbal communication, while a precious gift, is not always necessary. I also learned that I can live a simpler life. In Europe, people do not seem to as frequently have these Texas sized, huge personalities, massive tracts of land, and..."

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Past Review If I Could Go Back Tomorrow, I Would Do It! AIFS: Barcelona - Universitat Autònoma Barcelona

"I learned another language, I'm more outspoken and independent, I'm more open minded. My experience also opened my eyes to issues outside of the US. "

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Past Review Please Take Me Back To Middle Earth! The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Wellington - Victoria University of Wellington

"I gained lifelong friends and more knowledge in my major from a New Zealand perspective. Once you step outside of your comfort zone, you can have the time of your life."

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Past Review Studying Abroad In New Zealand Was The Best Experience! The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Dunedin - University of Otago

"I realized a lot about the world and other people, also myself. It has made me realized and see the different cultures and how other people live their lives. "

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Past Review Thailand: Infinite New Experiences The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Thailand - Summer in Bangkok

"Yes! This was one of the most important things I chose to do during my undergraduate studies. Southeast Asia is an often overlooked area of the world, but it is one of the most interesting. Home to several emerging economies, some monarchies and democracies, and sandwiched between India and China, studying in any country in S..."

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Past Review Dakar, Senegal: Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy CIEE: Dakar - Language & Culture

"From studying abroad, I gained a much better sense of what it is and what it takes to interact with and become close to people from a background and culture alien to my own. I learned how to better connect to those who are different from me in myriad ways, and how to carry out respect for that difference. Through study abroad, I..."

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Past Review Life In Birmingham (England), Better Than I Had Hoped For! University of Birmingham: Birmingham - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"Yes! I had the time of my life and met so many great friends. Along with the ability to travel, when I was not traveling the time I spent at the university was amazing. The overall openness to me from my flat mates was really nice. It changed my mind about what I want to do after I graduate, and I am now hoping to get a job ..."

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Past Review Spain: An American Who Learned To Speak Spanish SSA Education Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"I now know what it means to be American. The world is now a much bigger place, and I have learned to look at culture from many perspectives."

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Past Review Switzerland Stole A Piece Of My Heart :) University of Fribourg: Fribourg - American College Program

"It was a time to grow as a person and to experience new things. There's nothing better than getting out of your comfort zone and really exploring another culture and yourself. "

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Past Review Belgium: Land Of Complexities Vesalius College: Brussels - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"From studying abroad, I learned that I have very capable of being independent and taking care of myself. I also was forced to step out of my comfort zone, and at first I was very nervous of this, but after the initial shock I found it very easy to open up to the Belgians and try to incorporate myself into their culture. My study..."

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Past Review Sevilla: Spain Is Hot In The Summer! SSA Education Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"yes it was certainly worthwhile. It was an unforgettable experience. "

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Past Review I Love Limerick! ISA Study Abroad in Limerick, Ireland

"One of the greatest things I gained from my study abroad experience is a sense of accomplishment and independence. I was able to take care of myself in a foreign country, I lived on my own, cooked my own food, found the grocery store, bought medicine when I was sick, took train solo train rides across the country to places I had..."

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Past Review New Zealand Greatest Place Ever!!! The Education Abroad Network (TEAN): Christchurch - University of Canterbury

"Yes it was. My overall experience was amazing and I wish I could do it again. I learned a lot about myself and how to live on my own."

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Past Review The Up's And Down's Of Living In Switzerland University of Fribourg: Fribourg - American College Program

" During my time studying abroad, there were many up's and down's. During my stay there, I had experiences of a life time and met people who changed my life. While I was there, I became friends with the ERASMUS group which is the study abroad program within Europe. This program allows people from any country to go to another..."

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Past Review An Enriching Experience In Spain SSA Education Abroad: Alicante - Semester, Year or Summer in Alicante

"I felt it was a highly valuable trip, as well as an enriching learning opportunity. I was able to truly see how another culture lives. Although it was at times hard to adjust, I was glad I was able to broaden my cultural horizons, and be open to a brand new experience."

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Past Review Gringa In Peru SIT Study Abroad: Peru - Indigenous Peoples and Globalization

"While my future plans and academic interests didn't change much as a result of my experience, I now have a better understanding of a culture very different from my own, and a great appreciation for and interest in Latin American cultures as a whole, especially indigenous cultures. The best part, though, is that even though I've ..."

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Past Review La Argentina: Just Do It SSA Education Abroad: Córdoba - Semester, Year or Summer in Argentina

"This is the same cliche question I feel like everyone wants to know, but it is true that it really does broaden your understanding and change how you see the world. Doing this really planted a seed in me, and I can not wait to get out of the States again. "

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Past Review The Best 4 Months In France (And Just About Everywhere Else In Europe) CEA CAPA Education Abroad: Aix-en-Provence, France

"This was the most worthwhile thing I have ever done. Not only did my French improve drastically, but I made some incredible friends and had the opportunity to travel all over Europe and even to Africa. My future plans have not changed, save that I will most definitely be returning to France at some point in my life. I also vow t..."

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Past Review Incredible Experience In Cpt Sa! Wouldn't Change It For The World University of Cape Town: Cape Town - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

"I was blind to how and what Africa would be, and what better way to experince it! I've never been so challenge in my life, but i've also never had a more rewarding, fulfilling experience. Understanding what it meant to really have a strong true culture was incredible, knowing what it was like to live in an African township was ..."

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Past Review Spanish/American Experience With Cc Cs, Seville SSA Education Abroad: Seville - Semester, Year or Summer in Seville

"In my opinion, a study abroad experience could only not be worthwhile if a student sulked and complained the whole time. Anywhere you go you can find beauty, you can find something interesting and new to learn about that. That being said, I was enchanted by Sevilla. It's a city with so much history and so much current energy...."

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