Master’s Required – Top Graduate Programs for a Career in Study Abroad
If you look at just about any study abroad job posting, you’ll see one very common phrase: Master’s Required. While there are ways to get a study abroad job WITHOUT a Master’s degree (I’ll write about that next week), here I suggest seven-plus graduate programs that are sure to launch your career in study abroad.

 

Profile of you:

So, let me guess. This is you:

  • You majored in something related to the international world (international relations, international affairs, international business, anthropology, languages, etc.).
  • You studied abroad in college (maybe even 2 or 3 times).
  • You double majored or minored in a language (and you list those language skills on your resume)
  • You volunteered as a peer advisor in your university’s study abroad office.
  • You received glowing recommendations from the study abroad director at your school on your work in the office.
  • You talk about study abroad to (nearly) every person you meet – clearly you’re passionate about it.
  • And now, you want to work in study abroad – making the dream of study abroad come true for future college students.

Looks great on paper, right? You’d think this person would be a shoo-in for a job as a study abroad advisor at ANY college, university, or program provider. But sadly, this person has a very small chance of landing one of those jobs and here’s why: Master’s Required.

Why Do You Need a Master’s Anyway?

The sad truth of the study abroad field is that for most entry-level jobs these days you need a Master’s degree to get in the door (and sometimes that’s not even enough). Where did this – some would argue – over inflated requirement come from? I’m not sure. But my personal opinion is that there’s a little-talked-about pressure in the higher education world for administrators to match or try to match the academic credentials of faculty. Instead of relying on an applicant’s experience and knowledge of the industry (because let’s face it, that’s what study abroad is), in academia we tend to give a little more weight to academic achievements. Some will argue that these (experience and academic credentials) go hand in hand, but in my experience and the experience I’ve seen of others, the MA, MS, M.Ed., etc are a vital step to starting your career in study abroad.

Graduate Programs for Future Study Abroad Professionals

Okay, so let’s pretend that there’s absolutely NO WAY you can get a job in study abroad without a Master’s. [There are ways to get a job without a Master's. I'm writing about that next week.] But for now just play along. Now, the challenge is selecting a program that will help you land that first dream job in study abroad. Below I profile some of the best (in my opinion) master’s programs that will help you get a great job in study abroad. The list is not exhaustive and others may strongly disagree (leave a comment if you do, please!), but I don’t think you can go wrong with these options (in alphabetical order):

American University (D.C.)
International Training and Education MA
Why It’s Awesome: This program focuses on how education can be an instrument of international development and cross-cultural understanding. One of the best bits is that they focus on practical application of theoretical concepts, so after this two-year program you should walk away with some pretty interesting knowledge AND some solid experience under your belt. Oh. And did I mention you’d get to live in D.C.? ‘Nuff said.

What’s the Catch: With budgets in higher education being cut dramatically over the past few years, the number of scholarships and graduate assistantship available may be decreasing (not sure). A great question to ask the admissions office: How many people in each class receive a scholarship; how many receive an assistantship. This will help you gauge your chances of receiving one.

Bowling Green State University
Higher Education and Student Affairs MA
Disclaimer: I’m going to talk about my alma mater now. Yes, I’m biased, but it’s my blog AND BGSU happens to be a great program/experience so it’s a win win. I get to be biased and you still get a pretty decent program recommendation.

Why It’s Awesome: What I like most about this program (and similar programs at Loyola University in Chicago and Miami University in Ohio), is that you get to learn about the entire higher education experience from administrative issues, student development, the history of education, student learning, and more. My mantra has always been that study abroad is an extremely important, but small part of the college experience. You have to understand the bigger picture before you can understand how study abroad can/will impact a student. Another great benefit to this program is that you HAVE to do a graduate assistantship to be in the program. No exceptions. This means you’ll get two years experience working in higher education by the time you graduate. Score! You can also take classes that focus on international education.

What’s the Catch: Well, if you know you want to work in study abroad, getting a grad assistantship in a study abroad office is going to be difficult. Assistantships are already competitive even before you start narrowing it down by department. I was lucky enough to land a GAship at Baldwin-Wallace College in their Explorations/Study Abroad Center. [Though I was their second choice. Feel free to heckle Christie, the Director, about that one. ;)]. Two of the most influential years of my life. No joke.

Edge Hill University (England)

[This is a blog about study abroad. I had to throw in an international option.]
Why It’s Awesome: You get to live in England. The program is only one year, like most master’s degree programs in the UK and Europe. The courses/modules sound extremely interesting, but sadly, it’s a new program so I don’t know anyone personally who has gone through the program. But it sure does look great on paper the internet.

What’s the Catch: Well, if you’re an non-UK or non-EU citizen reading this, that means Edge Hill will look at you as an international student, therefore, the fees are a bit high. So start saving your pennies. And because this program is very new (I believe it launched in fall of 2009 or 2010), it’s relatively untested. But hey, if you’re the adventurous type, go be our guinea pig and and report back. I want to hear all about it.

Kent State University (Ohio) 

Higher Education Administration M.Ed. [Certificate in Internationalization of Higher Education
Why It's Awesome: You get the best of both worlds: I broader understanding of higher education with a specialization in international education. You can't go wrong. Also, you'll be working (through your grad assistantship) on a traditional college campus. It doesn't get much more standard than KSU. And the school is rich in history specifically related to higher education.

What's the Catch: Well, Kent, Ohio, isn't the most exciting place you could live for two years, but what you'll get from the program and the specialization in international education is totally worth it. Also, like BGSU, getting a graduate assistantship specifically in study abroad will be challenging.

Lesley University (Massachusetts)
Intercultural Relations MA
Why It's Awesome: I used to live in Boston/Cambridge where Lesley is located. In fact, I used to live around the corner from the building where most of the graduate classes are taught. Oh wait. Is that not reason enough to apply? Fine. Here's more. Lesley has several tracks and enrollment options (like low residency) to fit a lot of needs. And like SIT (below), they've become one of the "go to" programs for people already in the field and people eager to break in to the field. Just reading through the course titles gets me excited. And I love, love, love that they have a language requirement.

What's the Catch: Lesley isn't exactly a traditional college experience. The small residential campus that primarily serves undergrads is several blocks away from the graduate school. But since most people in the program are currently working in international ed in some capacity, it's not a big deal for them. But if you're a newbie, with no study abroad job currently, this could be a bummer. Or maybe not. Everyone has to do an internship as a degree requirement, so you can get your fill of practical application through that. I came really close to going to Lesley, but at that time, they didn't have much by way of scholarships/grants. That may all be different now.

SIT Graduate Institute (Vermont) 

Why It's Awesome: SIT has basically become a feeder school for international education, especially among study abroad professionals in the Northeast. They have even more degree options, tracks, and concentrations than UofM (below) - even a low residency option. But one of the best parts of SIT's programs is that most are just one calendar year which typically includes a practical field experience. To give you an idea of the field experience you could have, when I worked for Semester at Sea, there was a woman working along side me on the ship who was using the experience as her practical requirement. Darn the luck, aye?

What's the Catch: One of the downsides of SITs program (at least from where I sit), is that since you won't be studying at a more traditional college or university (similar to the Lesley situation), you won't get to see/learn about the college experience and how study abroad fits into it - or how traditional study abroad offices function. However, you could do your practical experience at a more traditional campus and BOOM, you're good.

Fun fact: It seems that either: 1) every SIT grad I know was in the Peace Corps OR 2) every Peace Corps alum I know went to SIT. Hmmm...

University of Minnesota
Comparative and International Education Development MA
Why It's Awesome: Not only is my international education research crush a faculty member (Hi, Dr. Paige!) in the program, but the CIDE program has a lot of options for specialization. You can focus on policy, educational exchange, and development education. If you're ready for a research-focused program with a long and respected history, this is it. Though, admission is competitive, so put some effort into those application essays.

What's the Catch: Hmmm. Well, I'm guessing the winters in Minneapolis aren't the most fun thing you'll ever experience. But millions of people do it every year, so buck up, kid. And if you're looking for a program that is more practical in nature - and less theoretical - make sure you read through the course requirements carefully. You want to make sure you'll be motivated by the coursework - and not deterred by it.

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There you have it. Seven-plus graduate programs that are sure to give you a great education, practical experience, and those ever important master's degree credentials behind your name - all with the hopes of landing that first or next study abroad job. Of course, there are plenty more programs in International Education (I considered the NYU International Education program and Columbia's program in International and Comparative Education program way back in the day) and MANY more higher education programs (Michigan State, Indiana U, Ohio State, Colorado State, UCLA….and the list goes on. You can find a pretty comprehensive list here.).

Things to Consider When Choosing a Program:

At the end of the day, you have to choose a program that fits your needs, lifestyle, budget, and interests. Here's just a few things to keep in mind.

  • Will the coursework keep you interested (so you'll finish)?
  • Will the coursework offer content and knowledge that will help you in your study abroad career? (i.e. language acquisition, cultural understanding, administrative knowledge, etc.)
  • Will you get practical experience from the program?
  • Can you afford the program?
  • Are you ready for grad school? (It's okay if you're not. Try a post-grad gap year instead!)

Not all programs are created equal and you have to choose a program based on your unique situation, but hopefully this list will help get you started in your search. Happy [grad school] hunting!

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  • Anonymous

    Two others: Harvard Graduate School of Education, degree in Administration, Planning and Social Policy. Also the International Partnership for Service-Learning and Leadership, degree in International Service.
    Erika Ryser Garcia

  • Anonymous

    A lot of good suggestions here. I made it through my masters in higher ed at a different institution than those listed above and had to tailor it specifically to International Ed and Study Abroad. My advisors, though I learned a lot from them and am grateful to them, did not have much to offer me in regards to International Ed and Study Abroad. Thankfully, I was able to develop some good relationships with the study abroad office and campus and land an assistantship with them. However, getting into a program that offers coursework in the international arena is a big help.

    Nice post!

  • Anonymous

    You mentioned you had initially considered Columbia and NYU. Would you please speak to the quality of these programs as well?

  • Carolyn K. Sorkin, Ph.D.

    Two other excellent options are NYU’s MA in international education and Stanford’s MAs in international comparative education (ICE) and in international educational administration and policy analysis (IEAPA). The former (http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/humsocsci/international) is a 12-month program; either of the latter two (http://ed.stanford.edu/academics/masters) can be done part-time or full-time.

  • Anonymous

    Good suggestions here. And since there is not one set academic path for getting into the field of education abroad (or international education in general), it is really about getting a strong academic base paired with GA/practicum/intership experiences geared toward education abroad specifically. The final result should be an overall package of academic preparation, hands on experiences, and of course overseas experience.

    The reality (though I’m not sure it is sad, necessarily) is – the degree does matter. I see evidence of this more and more every day. When you work in academia (i.e. on campus), which is likely the case with most education abroad professionals, you have to play by those rules, so to speak.

    From a campus-based perspective… It is also important to remember that the intent and essence of study abroad hinges on academic learning, culture learning, and personal development. There is a side of study abroad that has become more of an “industry”; some would argue that it has become too much of a business (but that might be a topic for another article). It is a bit disheartening to hear study abroad referred to as an industry by colleagues in the field, as those of us that work on campuses regularly have to legitimize the study abroad experience as we advocate for credit transfer, scholarship funding, etc.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02947134218834493269 Tiffany H.

    Love this post Brooke!! So many great suggestions. Now just have to start saving up :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12573619590802396129 Michelle

    Great post, Brooke! I wish I had had this resource when I started looking into programs. I just finished the Lesley IR program, though, so I can elaborate on that.

    I think you got why it’s awesome right. Some of my favorite classes were International Education Exchange and Intercultural Negotiation & Mediation. I also was able to create an independent study course on international ed for pre-med students which was great. I was not equally impressed with all the classes, though.

    One thing I really liked about this program initially was that I didn’t feel like it was only applicable to international ed. This is great for those who are undecided and want to explore since you can focus on HR or training or other things without doing education, or do a little of everything. Coming out of a corporate job looking back to higher education, this flexibility was important to me.

    But the real deciding factor for me was location. There were great internship and networking opportunities locally. I ended up with a full-time position in the field halfway through the program and was able to stay on track with coursework because of the evening and weekend class times. I was also able to meet the internship requirement with a special project at my job.

    However, I would have to disagree that most people are currently working in the field. There are a lot of recent grads or those trying to break into the field doing the program full-time. So newbies shouldn’t fear! Plus having those with more experience in your classes is a huge asset. I generally think it’s a good idea to get some work experience (even if not study abroad) before beginning a professionally oriented graduate program.

    I agree with you on the big con – lack of scholarships and funding. I got one of the very few graduate assistant positions my first year, but it was not relevant and the funding was negligible. I think the reason you see a decent number of those with positions already is that employer tuition assistance helps get around this con.

    This is an excellent introduction to options. When I was thinking about grad school I was pretty much asking myself SIT or Lesley? But this makes it obvious how many options there are to consider!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03879034866478294227 Amanda Roshan-Rawaan

    Great post, Brooke! As a Lesley grad, I cheered a bit and felt validated that my school was listed! Lots of great schools out there for a variety of interests (e.g. comparative ed., international ed., higher ed, student services, etc…) – I think sometimes students don’t know which avenue to choose!

    Definitely some things to think about (advice from a recent graduate): funding and practical experience. I received a Dean’s scholarship to Lesley, which paid for 3 of my 9 credits every semester. Lesley also requires an internship, which is crucial if you don’t have much in-the-field experience yet.

    Also, and this is especially pertinent in an urban area like Boston, if you have the time to volunteer or intern in a study abroad office whilst going to grad school, DO IT. You’ll need as much experience as possible on your resume (and under your belt) when it comes time to apply for jobs. Sometimes the ol’ MA, MS, M.Ed. just isn’t enough.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00377972535054539537 Danielle

    Another masters option at American University is the International Communication (IC) degree program. It is academically more rigorous than the ITEP program, yet allows you to take many of the same courses and tailor the degree to your specific interests. My concentration in IC is public diplomacy and international exchange. Highly recommended and the location cannot be beat.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16462547234193707239 Kevin F

    Loved the post Brooke! Now who is this Christie I’m supposed to heckle!?

  • http://fabularz.wordpress.com/ fabularz

    I just completed my MA at the University of Pittsburgh in Social and Comparative Analysis of Education, which has an International Education track. It’s great because you get to pick a regional specialization (I did East Asia) while also taking courses in any kind of education topic. Going to a huge school like Pitt is great for grad students because there are so many opportunities to work there. During my two years, I worked for the Institute for International Studies in Education and the Asian Studies Center, and I got to spend my summer as an intern in Beijing, China. Since Pittsburgh is still under the radar yet highly respected, grad students get huge perks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08677530011065783963 Erin & Carl

    The International Education Program at The George Washington University in DC is great! I went there and there were specific courses on study abroad: 1.) “Topics in Study Abroad” taught by the director of the study abroad office and she brought in a ton of leaders in the as a guest speaker (perk for being in DC). 2.) Managing International Students and Study Programs — covers budgeting, trends in the field, etc.

    Also, through the consortium of DC universities, IEP student can take the popular American Univ courses but not have to focus only on training. And last, it’s felxbiel, and allowed me to take courses in the business school and Elliot School of International Affairs to applty toward my sub-specialty in marketing and project management.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13848600477892417530 Lisa

    Hi Brooke! Thank you so much for this post– it makes daydreaming about my academic future so much easier =) I still have some questions, though, about the biggest hiccup for me– FUNDING. What do you think about PhD programs? Do you know if PhD students in these sorts of programs receive more funding than Masters students? Also, I saw that you listed a few programs as being especially lacking in funding, but do you know which are best at financing students’ educations? If I have to incur some nasty debt to pursue this degree, I will, but I would REALLY rather not. :/

    Thanks again!
    Lisa

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11059523446958613192 Valerie_S

    Nice post.
    Glad to see my alma mater, Lesley University, listed :)Validation! I got my degree eight years ago and yes, seems like it’s definitely becoming a requirement (though many listings still say ‘preferred’, I am guessing it’s highly preferred)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18395453219372852034 Kate

    I really love this post! Thanks so much for the information. I’ve been considering earning this degree abroad, as both a Master’s and overseas experience seem to be valuable! I appreciate the information about Edge Hill, and the IPSL program looks great as well. Are there any more suggestions out there for overseas programs?? Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04039400233533599424 Jessie V

    as a PhD graduate of the CIDE program at the u-mn, i tell you, it is an incredible program. i am so glad that there are many, many chances and places to learn, in this critical field of international education! now i publish a travel site for global educators (http://www.WanderingEducators.com) and see the joy of intercultural experiences, every day. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01456548097950369105 arr14

    Hi, I would recommend Ohio University’s MAIA program which offers several tracks including Latin American Studies, African Studies, etc. You can check it out here – http://www.internationalstudies.ohio.edu/ Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01761981703288392861 Brooke

    From Kirsten Laufer at the University of Florida

    “As a graduate of Stanford’s ICE program, I second Carolyn’s comments above. Stanford and NYU should definitely be on the list, as should the programs at Harvard and Columbia. Despite not having attended NYU, I’m impressed by the three tracks it offers and recommend it to our study abroad alumni who are interested in the field.

    Many other schools have flexible graduate programs that can be tailored to an international research focus, even if they don’t offer IE specifically. Two of my classmates went on to PhDs in related education fields at UCLA and Hawaii, and one of my colleagues received a degree in higher ed administration. One of our former Peer Advisors is now doing a master’s in International Affairs at GWU that she’s tailored to focus on IE. There are certainly many different types of programs out there.”

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06428422401829811574 Pamela Lowenstein

    I am a current SIT Graduate student and this posting is not completely true about the program. The program is 1 year of classes and 1 year of practicum (find a job in IE, write your thesis and your other school work while doing this). So it’s two years (even the low residency program)

    Also a negative: very few scholarships and even if you do get one, its for a very little amount of money.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13773299091862679853 Nicolle

    Hey everyone! Fantastic program suggestions and topic.

    To get experience, I suggest pursuing your full time MA program outside of the US. I did my graduate degree abroad at Aalborg University in Aalborg, Denmark in an interdisciplinary program called Culture, Communication and Globalization. I enrolled directly as an international student, not on a study abroad program. The international program provided me with a set of practical skills – including problem solving, qualitative assessment, research, writing, interviewing and working cross culturally- to apply to my career post-grad school. We were also required to do an international internship during our second year (I worked for a small volunteer tourism nonprofit in Thailand), a requirement that most internationally focused grad programs should embrace. I did my program in 2006-2008 and thanks to the interdisciplinary program style, I was able to focus on research topics such as social media, international education and sustainability. In addition, I worked for their international student office, gaining international work experience (and keeping up my skill set) while attaining my grad degree. I drew heavily from my grad school abroad experience to promote myself for study abroad jobs. It paid off as I currently work at a university level study abroad office advising students.

    Many programs abroad are in English and since you’re an international student, you’ll be hanging out with other international students getting awesome practice using your foreign language-of-choice outside the classroom.

    Other benefits of pursuing your graduate degree abroad:

    Can be less expensive than US schools (UK excluded) – study abroad isn’t exactly the highest paying industry to help you pay back all that debt! Some governments offer students scholarships because they are interested in attracting students from outside the host-country (not many US students pursue their studies as a full time international student). This was the case in Denmark. They offered me a full scholarship (need-based).

    Developing a Global Network – my friends from grad school work in places like Afghanistan, Switzerland, England, and HK, across a wide range of industries; my instructors and profs are also from places outside the US. You will need (and want) a strong network post-grad school for the job search.

    Learning a different educational system – it challenges and enhances your perspective on education in the US which will benefit you in the study abroad field.

    You’re abroad for two years! – Excitement, opportunities, and challenges abound!I lived in Denmark, Thailand and Germany during my two year program. Epic times accompanied my academic pursuits.

    It takes much search and planning to go abroad as these programs won’t just fall in your lap. Plus negotiating foreign university systems, rules, and policies is a process, and up and moving to a new place sight unseen is its own challenge. But the skills and perspectives you develop are absolutely relevant to study abroad careers (you’ll also stand out).

    Hope this helps! @pdxnicolle

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16569478151863052779 Brigette Burandt

      Any suggestions for how to look for a program overseas? I’ve been trying to do some research online but I must not be searching for the right thing. English language programs would be great, but I speak French as well.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01327384597205537264 lovelytravels

      When did they offer you a full scholarship? I would love to go abroad to do a program like this but money is an issue. Could you go more in-depth with the application process and post acceptance process?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18149713502555820167 stazia

    Great post! I am about to start a M.A. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Western Michigan University this fall. I am excited because I landed a full assistantship too (bonus for professional development)! The curriculum requires a 300 hr field experience and a 100 hour practicum too! Attending conferences and even presenting is highly encouraged. I’m really excited to do this program. I am really excited to see where my Masters will take me and I’m excited because I can try and customize the program to my interests: study abroad.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14161466865406890274 budsey ‘bret’ appleseed

    Great information!
    I am about to complete my undergraduate degree, and I would love to pursue my Master’s abroad…I am having some trouble though finding programs. Does anyone have any tips for figuring out which programs will provide the kind of training we need? Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15945575735110772416 LoveStudyAbroad

    Although I haven’t gotten my masters, I received two job opportunities because of my study abroad blogging. Blogging is a great way to get your name out there and great for your resume especially if you’re interested in intl ed/communications/marketing/social media/digital media etc. Even though I purchased my own domain, I recommend creating a blog on Students Gone Global which is launching in January and will be better than Tumblr and Blogger because it’s just for study abroad students. Check it out: http://www.facebook.com/studentsgoneglobal

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07192006885745827651 belami

    Good afternoon everyone and bonjour from Paris!

    I landed a job as a Student Life Counselor at Parsons Paris after obtaining a MA in French Cultural Studies through Middlebury College. Needless to stay, my experience was very fruitful and I finally feel as though I have found my niche within education (after teaching for the last 3 years).

    After having read the blog, I would like to know if there is an MA program in Paris ie. in continuing education in Student Affaires that any of you may know about. While I don’t plan on leaving my, what seems to be the beginning of a fruitful career, I would still like to continue learning about this outstanding career path.

    Thanks for all your help!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15512435038201048828 Jenny

    As a KSU graduate I was really happy to see it listed here. It has a beautiful campus (I was at the main campus but there are 8 regional campuses)and the faculty are wonderful! I am currently debating grad school and comparing programs.

    I think one point to highlight about getting a masters degree abraod is that unlike US schools, you do not have to take the GRE for grad school. It is only a requirement in the US, so if like me, you find yourself freaking out in the thought of another huge standardized test, relax, you have a ton of options abroad as well for grad school! I am currently looking at one in Scotland, Ireland, and Spain. Spain appeals more to me financially as it is the cheapest. (Specifically the Universitat de Barcelona or the Universitat de Granada. And the UNAM in Mexico is 2 years but just about the same cost as the one year programs at the universities I listed in Spain!)

    I’m not entirely decided on what I want to do job wise yet so I’m more or less kicking around ideas as well as grad school until I feel a bit more settled on a goal. Meanwhile I am volunteering as a Rotarian with Rotary International :)

    Just some food for thought :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01832471521253683582 amesterrr

      I know you wrote this over a year ago…but what kind of programs were you looking into in Scotland, Ireland and Spain? Do you have any links you can provide? Was your searching successful?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09629496937806830407 Yevie

    There’s also a relatively recent masters program in International Education Management at Monterey Institute of International Studies. Definitely worth checking out!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01761981703288392861 Brooke Roberts

      Thanks Yevie! Another great option. :) I’m going to be updating this post soon to incorporate more programs and links. Stay tuned!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04617880302967539778 anastasia gray

      Hi Brooke, Could you give us an updated list? Your list is very helpful but I wish it included more west coast schools. or maybe none of them are good enough to make the list? Also, it would be really awesome if you could do a top ten list for universities abroad as well. (If you have time, of course).

      Thanks for all the help, your blog is a fantastic resource!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16031459013571095421 A.M.P.

    Hi Brooke,

    Can you recommend any Master’s programs at Spanish speaking universities?

    Thanks!
    Amanda

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12261860431735830885 lizabaker

      Perhaps going to international studies abroad fair would help you decide on that.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04985906534175675896 Marky

    If given an chance to take these top degree programs, I would really love to study in spain.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01968394742956903552 MEC Garcia

    I want to know more about online masters degree programs in psychology being offered by this school.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12261860431735830885 lizabaker

    It’s safe to generally say that having a masters degree would be helpful in having a career achievement.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09252019456901965331 dbsaide

    This is a great resource! Can anyone speak more for MIIS and SIT and what their total program cost was? Also, if any of the above posters could share what their total program costs were and explain how much work/study, assistanships, grants and scholarships (and loans) they gathered, it would be great to know what the average “final cost” was for each program.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08227902641615779161 Roger Richard

    The international experiences that are open to Masters and Ph.D. students are usually quite different from undergraduate study abroad programs. Graduate students have fewer international options, and their academic planning is more important and complicated. But on the positive side, graduate students can sometimes go abroad for longer periods of time; their time abroad is often closely linked to their careers; and their experiences abroad are often “deeper” than those of undergraduates.
    Aussieblog.net

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12393079322388404524 rerambles

    This is a great list. I was just wondering if you’ll ever update it?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07416219654514723594 Melissa King

    I would also love an updated list!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00495619867969474452 Chalsie Kennedy

    Thanks Brooke! Any chance any of the programs you suggested are available online? Currently I am a Spanish Teacher at a high school in northwestern PA. I am also a wife and mother of an 8 month old, but would love to change my career path. My dream would be to work as an Adviser to International and Study Abroad Students at the University level or with an online company. Since I’ll be 30 this year I will be a non-traditional student. I was wondering if you knew whether any of the programs you suggested are offered online or have any other suggestions of online programs that would allow me to pursue this new career goal. Thanks ahead of time for your help.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08351596420672966436 Will J. Lee

    And a new Master’s program: Global Higher Education Master’s Program at University of Wisconsin-Madison. In the 2013 edition of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School Choices, the School of Education at UW-Madison was ranked ninth in the nation.