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First-Generation Students

More and more first-generation college students are choosing to be the first in their family to study abroad, too! The number of first-generation study abroad students increases every year. Just like being the first in your family to study at a higher education institution, being the first in your family to study abroad can be challenging, exciting, and incredibly rewarding.


While traveling to a new culture and learning in a new setting may be similar to your first year at college, there may be additional challenges that come alongside amazing new opportunities. Speak with your family, friends, advisors, and professors about the benefits of studying abroad. Seek out resources and support prior to, during, and after your study abroad to maximize your time in another country and when you return home.


The OSU Study Abroad Office is excited to work with you to assist in your success abroad and in the future!

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