First-Generation Students Abroad

Things to Consider As You Choose a Program

If you are the first in your family to go to college, you are also likely the first to study abroad. 
  • Would you like to retain some cultural similarities? Or would you like a completely different cultural experience?
  • Would you feel more comfortable going somewhere closer to the U.S.? Or are you ready to travel as far as Australia and New Zealand?
  • How will you involve your family in your decision to study abroad?
  • Would you like to choose a study abroad destination where having a job is permitted in order to help finance your semester abroad?

Preparing to Go Abroad

Consider the following to help ease the transition into the culture of your destination.

  • How will you keep in touch with family and friends while you are abroad?
  • How do you plan to finance your semester abroad?
  • How will you incorporate your experiences abroad back into your life at UNT upon your return, especially if this is the first time you have been abroad?

Speak with an Advisor

Do you or your family have any concerns related to study abroad?

Please schedule an appointment with a study abroad advisor.

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