Make the Most of Your Time Abroad
Participating in an education abroad program can be life changing and exciting, and it can also be remarkably challenging. To navigate these challenges, rely on the resources and support network available to you including your parents, your friends both at home and abroad, the education abroad office, your academic advisor, and your contacts at your host university or program abroad. You’re not alone! Don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for help when you need it. The personal growth you can experience from education abroad can be unparalleled, especially when you challenge yourself.
Cell Phones Abroad
Some students prefer to purchase a cell phone upon arrival in the host country or use their current cell phone with a new SIM card from the host country. Check with your cell phone carrier to see if your phone will work at your study abroad destination. If so, you may be able to activate the international roaming service that would allow you to receive and make calls while abroad. You can also purchase an international calling card, SIM card, or a local cell phone when you arrive in the host country.
Email and Social Media
Email and social media are wonderful ways of staying in touch! Most universities have adequate Internet access on campus and in the housing facilities. Internet cafes are located in cities and towns of all sizes. Of course, be sure to balance your time on social media and chatting with family and friends back home with getting out and experiencing local culture.
#UAlbanyabroad and #GreatDanesAbroad
We love seeing what you are up to while studying abroad. Be sure to use #UAlbanyAbroad and #GreatDanesAbroad whenever posting photos to social media as it helps connect you to other UAlbany students who are studying abroad. Posts using #UAlbanyAbroad and #GreatDanesAbroad will be shared on our web page and social media sites.