When people mention students abroad, there are two distinct groups:
- American college students who spend a summer or semester studying aboard, with their own university or within a program
- American high school students who are already living and attending school abroad who might return to the US for college
For college students who wish to study abroad, American colleges that have campuses overseas are the easiest and most frequently used. Two great examples are the NYU Florence campus and the Temple University in Rome. Some colleges have multiple campuses overseas, such as Schiller International University (with campuses in Germany, France, Spain, Florida, and the UK). Others have a fantastic study abroad program for specific students, like the First-Year Abroad program at Florida State University, where freshmen chose between starting college in England, Spain, Italy, or Panama.
For American high school students who are currently living abroad, usually due to parent’s temporary work situation, the college admissions process is going to be more complicated than for students in an American high school.
- Should I apply as an American or international applicant?
- How will the colleges evaluate my school transcript?
- How can students abroad highlight their strengths in cultural awareness and diversity?
- Will the students be eligible for in-state tuition in their ‘home’ state?
- Will student visas be required?
We can help American families abroad with high school students throughout the college admisisons and financial aid processes with the College Consulting Package.