First Generation Students

For first-generation college students, being the first in your family to embark on the college experience can be a significant step, and studying abroad can be a challenging process to navigate. That said, studying abroad is an investment in your future with many long-term benefits. It can be personally, academically, and professionally rewarding.

And there are often many resources on your campus that can help you begin the process. These typically include your school’s study abroad office, your financial aid office if you have financial aid, and first-generation resource centers. Below are some additional resources for both you and your family on navigating study abroad as a first-generation college student.

We are also more than happy to walk you and/or your family through the Spanish Studies Abroad study abroad experience.

 

Questions to consider

  • What resources are available to me? On campus? Online? Through my program?
  • Who can I talk to about study abroad?
  • How do I go about applying for a passport and visa (if needed)?
  • How will studying abroad fit into my academic plan?
  • What resources are available to share with my parents about the benefits of studying abroad?
  • How do I pay for study abroad and what scholarships are available?
Resources