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Student Experiences

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What better way to know what it's really like to study abroad than to hear from other students who have been there? Check out the student perspectives offered below, and find out how to share your experiences once you return.

Make the most of your experience

When you study abroad, there will be lots of new and exciting experiences, and the time will go by faster than you expect! You'll want to take advantage of every opportunity available to you. 

Peer Advisors and Ambassadors

Many returning study abroad students have continued to work with our office upon their return. You can find out where our advisors and ambassadors have studied and what they gained from their experiences in this section. Current peer advisors and ambassadors are available to answer your questions about studying abroad.

Student blogs

Throughout the year, we have students blogging about their study abroad experience from countries around the world. You might learn what it's like to experience the phases of culture shock or live with host family, or find tips for future study abroad students about how to pack or where the local hot spots are. From parking in Rome, to navigating the subway at rush hour in Japan, to meeting street cows in India, there is so much to explore in this section.


Completing an internship during your time abroad is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. It's a great way to gain work experience in an international setting and to immerse yourself more fully in the culture of your study abroad location. Learn about our internship programs in Rome and Tokyo.

TUTV's Temple Update

Study abroad students in film and journalism have been reporting from around the world.

Share your experience

Once you have had the experience of a lifetime, you might want to share that experience with others! There are many opportunities for returned students to contribute. You can apply to become a peer ambassador or advisor, participate in Global Temple, engage in the local international community, and submit blog posts, photos, videos.


We run photography, writing and social media contests throughout the year. You'll find opporunities for both current and returned study abroad students.