How Can Studying Abroad Help Me in My Career?

How Can Studying Abroad Help Me in My Career?
In 2014, CNN reported that studying abroad could help students get a job after college.  The experiences that you have while abroad are life changing and can inform many of your decisions afterwards.  By utilizing your study abroad experience in your resume and on your interviews, you become more marketable in today's global climate.  Did you know that those students who have graduated from college and have a study abroad experience or two under their belt find jobs after college on average more quickly than those who do not have a study abroad experience?   CNN reported that First Lady Obama...
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Funding my Study Abroad Trip

Funding my Study Abroad Trip
You've made the first big decision:  You are going to study abroad and you know where you want to go.  The next big question is:  How do I pay for this trip? If you are going on a Hiram faculty-led study abroad trip during a three week, trips cost, on average, approximately $5000 above the cost of tuition.  There are some trips that cost up to $7800 and some as low as $3900.  That seems like a lot of money, but there are several options available to you! Hiram offers study abroad scholarships.  These are need-based scholarships and require you to...
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How Can I Study Abroad at Hiram?

How Can I Study Abroad at Hiram?
So, you have made your college decision and (yay!) you have chosen Hiram!  We are excited to have you join our community! Now you are beginning to think of what you want to major in and what experiences you want to have while you are here.  If you are a freshman or sophomore this year, you also have a Connect requirement that you must complete before graduating.  What is the Connect requirement?  The Hiram Connect requirement requires you to reflect upon various aspects of your college career, by completing either a study abroad, internship, or research project before you graduate in...
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Study Abroad Through the Years

Study Abroad Through the Years
Hiram College’s tradition of engaging students with learning on-site in far off places on the globe began in 1937, according to evidence in our college archives.  In that summer, Professor of Latin American History, Harold Eugene Davis, led a group of students and alumni to Peru to explore the Inca Indian culture. Before their arrival in Lima by ship, the group stopped for a day in Havana, Cuba and two weeks in Panama, “making a tour up into the interior as far as the Pan-American road was passable,” according to a letter home from student, Bob Petley (later published in the...
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Sustainability Practices for Study Abroad

Sustainability Practices for Study Abroad
Hiram College is committed to environmental sustainability, as we have shown time again with our Leeds Certified buildings, solar panels, and Treehouse initiatives on campus.  We encourage students to maintain this commitment throughout their study abroad experience. We invite students to review some of the environmental considerations listed below. Environmental Considerations Learn about current environmental issues in the places you are visiting. Different regions will have different situations based on their ecosystems. Learn about the effects of mass tourism on beaches, mountains, wetlands, deserts, etc. and then seek to counter those effects. Use accommodations that have a reputation for being sustainable...
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