Choosing a program requires careful attention from each potential candidate whether they are young people, students, participants' parents or adults. That’s why we advise you to follow these few basic rules:
- Don’t decide at the last minute, take the time to select your program.
- Define your objectives well.
- Parents: Never force your child to participate in a program if they do not want to, as this can impinge on and become a detriment to their experiences abroad.
- If you are under 16 years old, or are leaving home for the first time, avoid destinations that are too far away according to what you are comfortable with.
- Compare prices and programs.
- Be open to integrating into a new culture in order to take advantage of the intercultural learning emphasized in these study abroad programs.