March 19, 2010 | | 1 Comment Study Abroad is a great opportunity for students. If they desire to travel and experience new things but don’t want to take time off from school then study abroad is the best option. It can be expensive, but there are many affordable programs. Students also have the opportunity to pick their program length, country, and how many credits they want to take. There are many schools that offer programs abroad and these are just five of the choices. United Kingdom Whether you decide to study abroad in Scotland, England, Wales, or Northern Ireland it’s going to be an awesome adventure.Â The great thing about the UK is that it is so diverse. There are not only great programs available in a variety of fields including literature in Stratford-Upon-Avon, business in London, history in Bath, but also places and sites to see including Stonehenge, Westminster Abby, the Cotswold’s, Cardiff, the Scottish Highlands, or Giants Causeway. Italy Italy is a great place to study architecture, fashion, art history, and more.Â Students can choose to study in Rome, Milan, Tuscany, Florence, or Venice. They can tour through the country by themselves or with friends that they make through the program and they may even have the opportunity to travel to several countries throughout Europe. The Colosseum, Pantheon, Vatican City, and all of the art galleries are just some of the things to see in Italy. Costa Rica Bordering both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, students can study while they catch some sun. There are endless possibilities for students to experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica. But at the same time they can also get college credit while learning about biology, geology, and other disciplines as well as health and nursing. Thailand There are study abroad or internship programs available throughout Thailand. Students may work with different organizations or businesses or else focus on studying and improving their skills. Students may have the opportunity to live in Chiang Mai, Bangkok, or Phuket. Students may have opportunities to visit temples and markets as well as the beaches that make Thailand famous. South Africa South Africa is a beautiful country and extremely different from anywhere else, but students don’t have to learn a foreign language to be comfortable there. Plus they have the opportunity to study from many disciplines including environmental studies, health sciences, history, and economics. And, students may have the chance to visit other African countries and go to game reserves to see wild animals as well as the beautiful scenery throughout Africa.