Can single, working adults study abroad?
October 18, 2011 5:58 PM Subscribe
How does study abroad work for adults?
posted by veganfilmjunkie to education (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am an independent adult, working full-time, and have never been to college. I am considering applying to a 4-year university because I have heard over the years that many places will pay for the students to study abroad. I am still in my early 20's, but do not know anything about how these situations work. If I get into a college that has a study abroad program, is it long-term? I could take vacation time from work for a 2-week program or something similar, but if it's an entire semester, how do I pay for that? Do I quit my job? Does the school provide money, or do I get a job while I'm over there? Or do I just need to save up in advance? Thanks for any help.
Also, I do not have any family (parents, spouse, etc. ) that would be able to help financially. Whatever I do, I will be doing it alone. I have met many foreign students who study full-time and have no job, and I never understand how that works.