Dr. Mark J. Walters
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
The purpose of this document is to serve as a guide to studying abroad and independent travel for college students, aside from it being a required work for the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Honors Program. It is a working outline for an eventual E-‐Book. My plans with this outline are to update it annually as I gain more experience and knowledge that will contribute to develop this potential E-‐ Book into the best version it can be. The document is divided into two parts – the first covers study abroad and all the details accompanying one, while the second discusses planning and preparing for an independent travel trip. What I hope for my readers to get out of this document is, overall, a desire to travel. While I know that pursuing either a study abroad or an independent travel trip is not an easy, my hope is that my guide will help to alleviate any worry or doubt a student might have when considering one of these travel opportunities throughout their college career. In conclusion, I know from experience that deciding to travel is no easy decision and the process can cause quite a few headaches. That is why I wrote this guide – in hopes that it will simplify the study abroad and independent processes and in turn get more college students interested in traveling. Using this as an outline for a future E-‐Book, I hope to have many more of my own experiences and to hear feedback from students who have had similar experiences to add more – and better – details about what students should and need to know before traveling during college. Finally, I hope this book can serve as a resource for any student – regardless of their age, major, or interests – and can help make their college career unique.
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Roslonowski, Elizabeth M., "Fulfilling Your Wanderlust: A College Students’ Guide to Studying Abroad and Independent Travel" (2015). USF St. Petersburg campus Honors Program Theses (Undergraduate).