Why a Semester/Year Abroad?
Semester abroad and year abroad programs provide the greatest flexibility for fulfilling degree requirements while allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of your host country. As a semester abroad or academic year abroad participant, you will enroll directly into the university of your choice, select classes from a broad range of subjects, study alongside local students, live on or near campus, and have the freedom to participate in clubs or activities of interest.
Upon approval of the home university, credits may be transferred back towards degree requirements, and financial aid may be applied to any of our semester abroad programs. GlobaLinks Learning Abroad also provides study abroad scholarships and funding information, travel opportunities, and alumni resources.
We are Different
A Focus on You as an Individual
Our focus is to provide programs and services with your individual goals in mind so that you can get more out of your experience than if you went through another organization or on your own. Our programs are built around a unique Discovery Model which is delivered by some of the best staff in study abroad, both in North America and overseas, in order to provide you with an individualized experience through discovery in 5 key areas: personal, academic, cultural, social, and professional.
More than 20 Years of Experience
We began in 1989 as AustraLearn, and now have more than 20 years of experience and over 25,000 satisfied alumni. We are a trusted partner to hundreds of universities and work hard to provide a wide variety of quality programs, strong on-site support, and personalized attention. Want to speak to one of our alumni? Join our Facebook page or just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put you in touch with them!
The Discovery Model
The Discovery Model is the framework our staff uses to enhance your experience. Get in contact with us and we can give you personalized program recommendations based on your goals and interest. Then throughout the pre-departure process, our Program Managers will give you individualized attention to ensure that all of your questions are answered and you are well prepared for your experience.
Once abroad, our in-country staff lead students on a on a multi-day Bridging Cultures Program to ease the transition and accelerate exposure to the host country. Throughout the program, the in-country staff in your host city will plan additional excursions and suggest individual activities that you can undertake during your program in order to get the most out of your experience in the 5 key areas of discovery. These activities cannot be found in a guide book, as they are sourced through the local knowledge of our resident coordinators.