Where to study abroad?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Sep 22, 2012 4:09 AM Last Post By: everbrite
Sep 16, 2012 4:44 AM
Where to study abroad?Hi there :)
I've got a question for you guys, and I think you can help me since you all (most likely) love to travel.
I just started studying (Marine) Biology in Holland, were I live. But I really want to study abroad next year!
I've wanted it for a very long time, but I just can't decide where to go...
At first I wanted to go to Tenerife, then I wanted to go to Bali, but now I just don't know anymore.
I hope you guys can give me some tips, where would you go if you went to study abroad?
Ideally I would like to go to a place near the sea with nice dive sites.
And I like those places where everybody is friendly and you can feel at home very easily (but who doesn't?)
So if you know a beautiful, laidback place with a university nearby, please let me know!
Sep 16, 2012 7:59 AM
Sep 16, 2012 8:16 AM
Sep 16, 2012 11:47 AM
3No I owe you an appology. Its why I just logged in.
What I meant to say was prioritize school. You're a collegian. You're gonna have fun anyway.
And the school lab, must be near water. With experienced locals in your class.
But "austerity programs" of today may have a baring on things
Buy your language dictionary ay home. So the instructions are in English. Found that out the hard wa too.
Follow through on this. You'll learn so much more than just school.
*see profile. Iknow a bit about getting an eclective life from travelling slowly. Don't take too much of your home environment with you.
I shipped a bunch of stuff from Texas to spain. I hardly used any of it. Ever. Its yesterday. You'll learn so many cool things overseas. Like what we don't need anyway.
I just came back to Seville from eight months in Texas. Brought more books I wanna read, than clothes.
sorry about my childish wisecrack.
Sep 16, 2012 1:51 PM
4It's okay! I understand what you mean :)
You are right, at the moment I think I want to study in Tenerife, there is a great university there, where I can study marine biology.
I have been there on a holiday 3 years in a row, and that's how I know it and why I would want to study there.
But there are so many places I could go, that I don't know of.
I'm just really bad at making decisions.
Money is not a problem, I just pay my regular tuition fee to my own university when studying abroad.
But what do you mean by buying your language dictionary at home?
And I'm always trying to not take an overload of luggage with me (but that's quite difficult :p)
Thank you for your tips :)
Sep 16, 2012 8:23 PM
5How fortunate that you can study anywhere you want to. Not many countries will allow that to happen without horrendous costs. Have you checked which universities your own one has links?
Perhaps start by looking at a list of marine yniversities and isolate those with good degrees which will stack up when you eventually start working. No point spending that time studying if the degree is the equivalent of the licence that came out of the weetbix packet.
Australia's Cook University may be a possibility as it is in Townsville near the Barrier Reef.
Sep 16, 2012 11:29 PM
Sep 19, 2012 11:36 PM
7I agree with ohwell - Townsville's James Cook University is famous for its Marine Biology degree. It's the best in Australia for that area of study, and claims to be the best in the world (though I'm not sure about this latter claim). If you went there, you'd have lots of other international students in your classes (I'm a JCU student, but am studying something else).
However, in terms of development Australia and Holland are pretty similar. Somewhere like Bali could be better if you're after an exotic experience.
Sep 19, 2012 11:46 PM
8Concur with Dammat and ohwell. James Cook University is very well regarded for it's marine biology program. Nice and close to the Great Barrier Reef as well! Haven't studied there personally but when you've got graduates like Andrea Marshall, the programs definitely have something going for them.
Sep 20, 2012 9:00 PM
9I mean, if you buy your Spanish/English dictionary in Spain, the
instructions will be in Spanish.
good luck at school. ;)
Sep 22, 2012 4:09 AM
This is a list of schools in the US offering studies in marine biology. There is also a link to international schools outside the US that have programs in marine biology.
I suggest that you look at the lists, the location of the schools and the particular areas of marine biology that they might specialize in as there are quite a few. Are you interested in Biological Oceanography, Marine Science, Fisheries and aquaculture, the study of marine species that live in the ocean and other salt-water environments, Ecology, etc.? Different schools have different focuses.
Personally as you have been to Tenerife multiple times and it is relatively close to home, I would be looking to have an experience much further from home such as in the US or Australia.
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