study abroad for all four years?

<p>is it possible for me to do that? do i need to enroll in an american college first or just go directly to the university that i want to go to? </p>

<p>and also, can i work there while im studying?my parents wont be able to help me with all this so its pretty much just me supporting myself. has anyone here have been into this kind of situation? i need some guide with this stuff. im planning to do this next year or so when im done with my braces. so i can go without any hassle. right now im just working and working and save a little money.. :( but i sure need some help with this.</p>

<p>Do you have a preference for which country or part of the world you want to go? Which subject? What languages do you speak?</p>

<p>Why do you keep posting the same basic question? Are you a troll?</p>

<p>If you want to go to any college, in any country, then actually read the info people have sent you.</p>

<p>JULES: either scotland, london, france, ireland, or italy. i dont speak their language but i will take their language course because i want to learn some of it too. my major that i will take would be biology.</p>

<p>Assume you have heard this before, but it doesn't seem like most American colleges or universities would have an interest in this. Why would they grant a degree to someone who had never even taken classes on their main campus? And they certainly aren't going to grant you significant merit aid or other grants that don't require repayment for this scenario.</p>

<p>You can apply directly to foreign universities. The procedure varies quite a bit; you need to visit their websites and look for information there. Some will have websites in English, some won't. Some require you to provide information on how you will support yourself while there. Many of them are cheaper than the US (although if you are flying back and forth to the US often, that will eat into any savings). Work rules also vary by country.</p>

<p>My D will be a visiting student next fall (just one semester, she could do it for up to one year) at a university in a Scandinavian country. I will say, it is has been a lot of work to apply and handle the residence permits, banking, housing, etc. from afar. There really weren't any existing programs to the country she wanted to go to, so she and I have been doing it all. It is logistically pretty complex, so you really need to research and keep track of every requirement/step in the process. It has been worth it due to her background and specific desire to study in this country, but just want to say that it is not a small task.</p>

<p>This has already been addressed. Learn to use the search function. <a href="http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/study-abroad/737625-possible-study-abroad-all-four-years-2.html%5B/url%5D"&gt;http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/study-abroad/737625-possible-study-abroad-all-four-years-2.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/p>

<p>FSU has first year abroad with a choice of Italy, Spain, England and Panama. You can also study with them for 4 years in different parts of the world and get a degree in Foreign studies.</p>

<p>thanks for the info guys. im currently saving money and working really hard right now. im not sure if im goingto community college here first or not. but i emailed one of the university which is the university of ediburgh and they told me that i may not need to go to a community college here and just start as freshmen in their uni. all they need is my letter of reference, sat/act scores.</p>

<p>now, has anyone of u applied to university of edinburgh or st.andrews? i would like to have some more info about this. thanks!</p>

<p>@Kristina</p>

<p>London isn't a country.</p>

<p>How about just go to a university in another country?</p>

<p>Maybe the American University in Rome. Try to look for an "American" school in another country. So everything you learn is in English and the same curriculum of America but learn it in another country.</p>

<p>Kristina: I am an American student attending the University of Edinburgh. I can answer most questions you have.</p>

<p>SPRITELING: im happy to hear ur answer. pls let me know.</p>

<p>ROKANG3L: i know thats what im trying to do, to try and enroll myself directly to another country, but i dont know if they will require me to go to community college here first before i enroll in the university of if they can let me enroll directly to their uni. thats whats confusing me, if i can enroll directly w/out me needing to go to a comm.college here in US then, ill just work hard for now and enroll next fall semester.</p>

<p>DERIVATE: i know london and scotland are in UK i just said it so that way u guys will have an idea of all the places that i wanted to go to.</p>

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<p>Why don't you look at the websites of, or email the admissions officers at, the overseas colleges you want to go to? You are unlikely to get specific answers on this forum, and the policies will differ between unis,</p>

<p>I don't think you need to complete CC in the US? I get college offerings from other nations and none of them said that and they offer lots of aids, too.</p>

<p>Well for example an American high school grad might have trouble entering college in the UK, since American high schools (without lots of AP) are such a lower standard than European ones. So they might want to do a year of CC first.</p>

<p>Hmm.. weird. You should check out American University in Rome and there is this one university in Switz and it's located on a hill that's on a river! It's sooo beautiful!</p>

<p>ROKANG3l: nice info!! im glad they offer aids!coz im also doing a research about how to pay but now u just answered my question. :) what uni did u go to? was it hard i mean, how did u pay for ur personal stuff and where did u stay? did u do a study abroad or did u went there to study for 4 yrs?</p>

<p>keepittoyourself: oh, i emailed one of them and one them informed me that i need to give them my sat/act scores or something and i need to start there as a freshmen which means i dont have to go to a community college in here. but im still trying to understand and doing more research about it. but i might go to community college here first in case i dont get accepted to any universities outside US. which is gonna suck coz i really want to go study outside US.</p>

<p>Not entirely. It's possible for American high school students to get accepted to schools in the UK.</p>

<p>I got into Cambridge (and Warwick and UCL). Well, I got a conditional offer. That's a big downside to applying to schools in the UK. You can technically lose your spot after you are "admitted".</p>

<p>But I think applying to schools in the UK is straightforward. None of the demographics, extracurriculars and random hoops you have to jump through for schools in the US.</p>

<p>But you had APs, right?</p>

<p>^^^They were sending me info and saying how they'd give scholarships. I never went, nor am I even in college yet. So, they are still looking for international students, though I do not think you have to go to CC first. At least the schools who contacted me. It must not be too difficult to get accepted to, unless of course you're looking at Oxford or Cambridge. I do not plan on applying out of the US, though. I want to stay in the United States because I want to major in IR and I'd rather get a degree in DC and study abroad.</p>