Category: Back to the Basics


  • How to Apply to Study Abroad

    Step 1: Know your deadlines While specific programs may have deadlines outside of these cycles, most programs will use the following dates: Applications Open Applications & Rinker Scholarships Due Commitment Deadline Spring Term/Winter Break June 15th September 15th October 1st Spring Break September 1st December 1st December 15th Summer November 1st February 1st February 15th […]

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  • Pros and Cons of Program Types

    Sometimes study abroad can be mysterious. With so many different kinds of programs and options, it can be hard to know what you don’t know or where to start. That’s why we made this pros and cons post to better help you understand the benefits and potential challenges of each type of program. BSU-in BSU-in […]

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  • Debunking 5 Myths About Study Abroad

    1. “Studying abroad is too expensive.” There are all kinds of programs, and many are much more affordable than you might think. Some of our programs cost the same or less than a semester at Ball State. Keep in mind that there are ways to fund study abroad- scholarships are available and you may even […]

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  • Frequently Asked Questions about Study Abroad

    How do I know what courses will transfer? Course equivalencies are arranged with Ball State academic department faculty and advisors after you commit to your program. As a part of the post-decision process, we’ll help you seek approval for the classes you plan to take. If you’re taking courses in multiple departments, getting each course […]

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  • What You Can Gain from Studying Abroad

    There are many benefits and skills you can gain by studying abroad. We’ve outlined many of them below: Cultural Sensitivity: Developing a heightened awareness of cultural differences and respecting diverse viewpoints Adaptability: Learning to navigate unfamiliar environments and embracing change with confidence Communication Agility: Enhancing communication skills across language-barriers, leading to effective cross-cultural interactions Empathy: […]

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  • Financing Study Abroad

    When it comes to studying abroad, many students are concerned about how to finance their experience. To help with this we’ve come up with 5 tips so students can explore and grow without going bankrupt. 1. Know your financial aid package Many students don’t know but you can use your financial aid to fund your […]

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