First-Generation Students

As a first-generation student, you may not have thought about studying abroad before you came to Temple. However, we hope you will consider the many benefits of studying abroad, and think about whether this could be a good option for you. A good first step is to attend Foundations of Study Abroad, and talk to advisors or a peer advisor in the Education Abroad office. There may be many aspects of studying abroad that seem daunting, but Education Abroad is here for you every step of the way. Visit our Education Abroad Advising page for more guidance.

If you're concerned about financing study abroad, check out our Financing section for many scholarship opportunities, as well as specific information about program costs and applying financial aid to study abroad.

If you are the first in your family or social circle to study abroad, there may be questions about the validity of your plans. They may think study abroad is a glorified vacation, or they may be concerned that you are putting yourself in harm's way. It could be helpful to point them some of the information provided in our resources.


Student Perspectives

Read "Defining your own path: an FGLI perspective," by Ji Pan and more student blogs.