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Stories and tips from a few of our Exchange students:

Acacia hiking


  • Eat the regional food.
  • Discover an out of the way cafe.
  • Meet the locals.
  • Travel when you can.
  • Put away your IPhone.
  • Take a class you can't back home.
  • Bring something Alaskan to share.
  • Make friends. It's easier than you think.
  • Choose wisely in new situations.
  • Accept that studying away isn't going to be all that you are use to.
  • Get away from the familiar and try new things.
  • Travel and adventure. It will make the study away experience more fulfilling.
  • Culture shock really happens, even when in the lower 48!
  • Be prepared for a completely different learning environment.
  • Don't worry about the cash spent. It is so worth it!
  • Pat yourself on the back. Many students don't take advantage of this opportunity.

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