Where Should You Really Study Abroad?

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By: Emily Maggrett

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About This Quiz

Are you intrigued by the notion of spending a year studying abroad? While some people might be intimidated by this idea, bold folks like you understand that attending an international university has some very important advantages. 

The most obvious advantage is that living in another country makes it easier for you to pick up its language since you're using it every day. That's a skill that can last a lifetime! Another advantage is all the opportunities for independence that studying abroad offers you. If your family is somewhat controlling, or if you're eager to stretch your wings in an environment without familiar faces, studying abroad could be your ticket to truly finding yourself. Finally, many international universities have excellent educational programs. For instance, if you're studying art history, a year at the Sorbonne could add significant prestige to your resume!

If you're already in love with the idea of international study, but aren't sure where to apply, this quiz can help. We've come up with a series of questions that will help you figure out which country would best fit your needs. So, if you're eager to start exploring your study abroad options, do yourself a favor: take this quiz first!


What are you majoring in?

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Are you looking for an experience that immerses you in local culture, or would you rather join a large international student community?

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What's the smallest-sized city you'd be willing to live in durng your time abroad?

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Do you pick up new languages easily?

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Which geographical feature must your new country have?

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Regarding living accommodations and daily life, what's your budget?

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In general, how long does it take you to make new friends?

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Are you currently in high school, college or the workforce?

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What do you like to do for fun?

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Of all the great reasons to study abroad, which one truly calls to you?

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Can you cook?

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You could never live in a country that didn't have ...

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Are you scared of any wildlife?

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What's your least-favorite kind of weather?

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Could you handle living without a car?

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Do you tan well?

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How do you cope when you're feeling lonely?

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What's the farthest distance you'd be willing to live from your family?

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In your opinion, which one of these behaviors is the rudest?

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Would you rather eat indoors or outdoors?

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Besides your own, how many countries have you visited?

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Who's your favorite non-American author?

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How prestigious is your ideal university?

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Do you have any dietary restrictions?

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What scares you about traveling abroad?

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Do you want stay in your new country after you finish school?

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On a scale of 1 to 10, how physically tough are you?

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What kind of athletic activities would your ideal university have?

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How well do you deal with making mistakes?

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To keep yourself grounded, what item from home will you bring with you?

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