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Study Away

The Unauthorized Guide to College Abroad

By Mariah Balaban; Jennifer Shields

Anchor, Paperback, 9781400031894, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2003


Now you can go to the college of your dreams and see the world—without compromising on your education (or your parent's budget). This for students by students guide gives you the inside scoop on colleges and programs around the world, with detailed profiles of the best international schools and independent reporting on what life on campus is really like. And since it covers many full undergraduate degree programs, you can decide for yourself if you’d like to complete your degree abroad or simply go for a semester or two. With this frank and accessible book you'll soon be on your way to studying art history in Paris, public health in Kinshasa, or international business in Hong Kong—whatever your major, the experience of living in a foreign country is increasingly desirable in our globalized world.

-68 schools around the world that teach in English and offer American-style degrees
-A description of each campus and its academic reputation
-Tuition rates and financial aid information
-Housing options, extracuricular activities, and support services
-Contact information and directions on how to apply
-Advice on staying healthy and staying safe

About the Author

Mariah Balaban is a 25-year-old freelance writer and enthusiastic traveler. In high school she participated in educational programs in Alsace-Lorraine, Oxford, and the West Indies. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Sarah Lawrence college, and spent her senior year in Paris. She currently lives in Brooklyn and is working on a screenplay and a guidebook to Amsterdam.

Jennifer Shields is a recent graduate of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where she earned a joint Masters degree in Russian and Economics. She has spent her last two summers in Russia at Moscow State University attending an intensive Russian language program and is currently continuing her studies at the European University in St. Petersburg. Although Jennifer ended up finding the school of her dreams in St. Andrew’s, she went through a lot of difficulty searching for it. That process made her aware of the need for this book.