Know Before You Go
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For most programs, students must book and plan their overseas travel independently. Some Villanova programs will offer a group flight.
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Talk with your family about the Semester Tuition Policy to understand how you will be billed.
Use the OEA Semester Cost Worksheet to estimate expenses for your study abroad.
Make a monthly budget and follow it. Consider additional expenses such as food, transportation, gym fees, additional travel.
Know your exchange rate and how it affects your daily purchases.
Most semester or summer students use their US Bank accounts to access money while abroad.
Ask your bank about fees and exchange charges that will be added to each transaction. Does your bank have international partners?
Culture shock is a real and important part of study abroad. Gaining perspective is one of the most important things you can do while in a foreign country. Here are some resources that deal with this issue
In addition to culture shock, you can also expect to grow in your ability to navigate different cultures
The availability of disability accommodations and host country perceptions of disability will likely vary from the United States. The exact same accommodations that you receive on Villanova's campus may not be possible overseas. It is important for you to be flexible throughout the study abroad process.
To receive consideration for an accommodation overseas, you must first be registered with the Villanova Learning Support Services or the Office of Disability Services. Early in the process, talk to your OEA adviser about your on campus accommodations so that we can make recommendations and the necessary arrangements as soon as possible.
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Create a Google News Alert to follow the news in your future host country or city.
News sources from around the world
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Australia Daily (Sydney)
- The Australian
- The Canberra Times (Canberra)
- Herald Sun (Melbourne)
- The West Australian (Perth)
- Corriere della Sera - Italian
- La Repubblica - Italian
- La Nazione (Florence) - Italian
- Corriere della Sera
- Guardian Unlimited Italy
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