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Horace Allen

UVA Exchange: University of St. Andrews, Scotland, Spring semester

You can be a tourist at anytime for the rest of your life, but you rarely get the chance to live in a foreign country for an extended period of time. I became immersed in the culture of the university, participating in its traditions, and building relationships with its students. Studying abroad gives you the chance to build relationships as well as improve your understanding of the world around you. For me, the major difference is in the end for a tourist what they leave behind is a vacation spot, but for me when I left St Andrews it felt like I was leaving my home.

News & Announcements

Education Abroad Workshop

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CORE: Cultural Orientation, Reflection, and Engagement

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U.S. Department of State Travel Resources

Travel Alerts
Travel Warnings
U.S. Department of State Worldwide Caution
Travel Alert: Russian Federation

University Policy on Student Travel

Student Travel Restriction [10/1/12]: Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua


Peer Advisors and Outreach Liaisons

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Study Abroad Blog

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Upcoming Events

Global Café

Wednesday, May 7, drop by the Newcomb South Meeting Room any time between 2:00 and 4:00 pm to engage in casual conversation about topics of your choice, as well as enjoy other fun internationally-focused activities. Free coffee, tea, and snacks!