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If your had the chance to spend a couple weeks to a few months studying abroad, which of these places would you go?<br><br><br><br>
Would you do something with your major, something of interest, or just go to a place you have always wanted to go?<br><br><a href="http://www.bestsemester.com" target="_blank">http://www.bestsemester.com</a><br><br><br><br>
Australia: Semester at Wesley Institute - narrowed toward art students but anyone is welcome<br><br><br><br>
Oxford: Semester of studies at Oxford - narrowed towards honor students and students of Classics, English & Literature, Theology & Religious Studies, Philosophy, and History<br><br><br><br>
Japan: Summer in Japan - Requires a semester taking Japanese beforehand - Narrowed towards education students but anyone is welcome - spend time in japanese classrooms helping teaching kids english<br><br><br><br>
England/Ireland - Three weeks learning and viewing the areas of england and ireland - open to all students.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
also available are<br><br><br><br>
China - Semester - Learn chinese/teach orphanage kids english / intern with an international business in shanghi - narrowed toward business students but open to all.<br><br><br><br>
Uganda - Semester - Open to all<br><br><br><br>
Middle East - Based in Cairo - Semester - Open to all<br><br><br><br>
Russia - semester - open to all - spend time with russian family<br><br><br><br>
Latin America - semester - open to all - spend time with latin american family<br><br>
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LA - Semester at LA Film Studies - narrowed toward film students<br><br>
American Studies - Washington DC - government students<br><br>
Contemporary Music Center (CMC) on Martha's Vineyard - music students<br><br>
Washington Journalism Center - DC - journalism students
 

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Multiple Choice Poll -<br><br><br><br>
I myself am debating the first four, but which would you take?<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
oh and the Japan trip gives you 50 viewing hours for education majors on top of semester credits and other stuff.
 

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so i just read some more info about these and WOW oxford sounds..... amazing.<br><br><br><br>
Screw a semester I want to finish school there, lol.
 

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Probably China or Russia. I've always wanted to go to St. Petersburg. China is appealing simply because it's undergoing SO much change right now. I'd love to be a resident observer for a while.
 

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China would also be an interesting experience, for the reason Amy mentioned, and the teaching experience in Japan would be cool, if you're heading towards a teaching career.<br><br><br><br>
I have a friend who is doing his MPhil at Oxford and he has been having an amazing experience. One thing to bear in mind is that aside from tuition and such, England is quite expensive compared to the U.S. Not only is the pound strong against the dollar right now, but stuff just flat out costs more.
 

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I'd choose Oxford because it's so close to the rest of Europe and you could have many different types of adventures over the course of the semester.
 

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No option for Canada?<br><br><br><br>
I chose Japan, Australia and China. My sister studied abroad in Australia and loved it.
 

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I'd hop on board for Russia. Egypt sounds pretty interesting too. Uganda would be eye opening. Latin America is on my top ten travel list. Oh Hell, they're all great.<br><br><br><br>
What are you studying in university?<br><br><br><br>
Also, I have a preference toward self-guided tourism, so any of the options that are too "planned" would be out in my book. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I choose Russia or the US mainly because I just want to go to those countries!<br><br><br><br>
I actually wouldn't want to study abroad, doing nursing anyway, because it's damn hard enough doing it here.. add in not knowing anyone, and the fact that there's no way I could afford that!!<br><br>
OH and that due to different countries regulations I don't know if my qualifications would actually be recognized when I got back here!!! And would then have to do another course..<br><br><br><br>
So yeah flag!
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>IamJen</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br><br>
What are you studying in university?<br></div>
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Major 1: Physics/Mathematics<br><br>
Major 2: Electronic Engineering<br><br>
Minor 1: Creative Writing<br><br><br><br>
well technically right now its a BA/BS program, so its a double bachelors.<br><br><br><br>
although I'm highly considering to change it to:<br><br><br><br>
Major 1: Physics/Math<br><br>
Minor 1: Creative Writing<br><br>
Minor 2: Fine Arts<br><br>
Minor 3: Philosophy<br><br><br><br>
Or making philosophy the major and moving physics to a minor.<br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>
I think I'm going to <i>try</i> to get the Oxford program, but its for upper classmen honors only - So I guess we'll see. Maybe I could do two...
 

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Arent you in england Iamjen? If I end up going, I'll be looking for some people around the UK I can crash at after/before the semester starts that could show me around. Payment would be witty sarcastic entertainment and veggie recipes... so if you know anyone or.. <cough>. :p<br><br><br><br>
wouldnt be till summer/fall 08 though.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
They all DO sound really cool though.
 

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i am surprised by all of the votes for japan and china....<br><br>
those are two places that i would not go to...<br><br><br><br>
i voted for england/ireland, though any of the others (besides the afore mentioned) would be great.
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>OregonAmy</strong> <a href="/forum/post/0"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style=""></a><br><br>
why not japan or china, pgor?</div>
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sorry, OA - just saw your question!!<br><br><br><br>
No other reason than those two countries hold no personal appeal to me- I don't have any big reasons why - they just don't? In speaking with people about travelling abroad - China and Japan are the least two mentioned, that is why I was surprised by all the votes here for them. Although- it does reaffirm my belief that the people on this board are very diverse- which is a good thing.<br><br><br><br>
I should not say I would never go there to visit - mayhap that there are just other places I would visit first.<br><br><br><br><span style="font-size:xx-small;">After re-reading my original post, I see how it rings of negativity.... sorry, was just in a crap mood that day!</span>
 

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The four that you're debating on are the ones that appeal the least to me. Uganda would be my first choice, followed by Egypt, Latin America, and China. Manily to experience the cultural differences.
 

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I'd like to add Latin America to my votes.<br><br><br><br>
It would be a lot of fun to communicate with native Spanish speakers again. When I went to Spain, the people there were more focused on impressing <i><b>me</b></i> with their English skills than letting me practice my Spanish! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/tongue3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":p">
 

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I would love to travel to all of those countries, but to study, I would pick Australia or England/Ireland. I have been to those countries and toured some of the schools. I think I would have an easier time focusing on coursework than I would in a "more" foreign (ie: non- english speaking/place I had never been to) country. I would be distracted by trying to see as much as I could and learn as much as I could about the culture.
 
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