The host family experience

by Steven Jacobs When you decide to study abroad, you have a lot of things to consider such as: how long you will be staying, which classes you want to take, and whether or not you should bring those cheetah-print slippers. Another important consideration is whether or not you want to live with a host…

How to become a local

by Steven Jacobs I am sure that by now you have heard the saying “studying abroad makes you grow as a person” enough times that it makes you want to pull your hair out. I know I have at least. However, just how Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” being an overplayed song does not make it bad,…

Studying Italian changes your life

How knowing Italian can make the difference Researchers in the field of neuroscience, social psychology, and psycholinguistics unanimously state that the knowledge of foreign languages is very important for a person. Studying a foreign language can really change your life for the better, both from a material and spiritual perspective. “The limits of my language mean…