Follow the Locals: Traveling on a Dime in India and China

By Hannah Farrar

My name is Hannah Farrar and I am a program manager at Education Abroad. I came into the office as a student peer advisor for my senior year, before graduating with a bachelor’s in International Affairs in 2014. I have had the privilege to travel quite a bit throughout my life, but the two month trip I spent post-graduation travelling China and India with my father was one of the most formative.

Photo by Hannah Farrar

It was an experience that pushed us both far outside our comfort zones and one that taught us immeasurable lessons. But there are books and websites full of stories about the value of travel. Truth be told, if you are reading this, you likely already have the itch to go, so I probably don’t need to sell you on that. If you are at all like me, you probably grapple with where to go, the question of if never crossing your mind.

One of the main obstacles many of us face – and the one that may very quickly make your dreams seem impossible – is the number in our bank accounts.

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Education Abroad is Extending Our Deadlines!

Want to go abroad, but struggling to finish an application? Don’t panic! Education Abroad is extending deadlines for many of our programs, so there’s still time to plan for the experience of a lifetime! New deadlines range from 3/1 – 3/13. Finishing an application is easy- most can be completed in 1-2 days.

How do you want to spend your summer? Extended deadlines mean that you can:


  • Take care of your UD Written Communication requirement in Dublin this June
  • Knock out your Human Diversity core requirement in three weeks in Indonesia
  • Spend Maymester doing independent field research in the Czech Republic
  • Spend five weeks teaching English in China—complete with a $750 scholarship for accepted students!
  • Go to Sydney, London, or Florence, and explore world-class global cities while taking classes to keep you on track for graduation
  • And much, much more!

Want to spend your whole fall semester abroad? There’s still time to:


Know that you want to go abroad in 2017, but not sure where to begin? Start with Abroad 101, a brief video that you can access on our website; then connect with an Education Abroad advisor via in-person drop-in advising, phone, email, or live chat to open an application!