YCBK 263: Are colleges that don’t produce big earners worth it? [Transcript]
YCBK 265: How did U of Portland get a 13.4 million dollar shortfall

YCBK 264: Dr. Nick Gozik: What you need to know about Study Abroad

In this week’s episode you will hear

Introduction: Mark shares a few announcements and then Lisa interviews the Dean of Global Education at Elon University: Dr. Nick Gozik. The topic is, What you need to know about Study Abroad, Part 1 of 2

Preview of part 1

  • Nick expands on Lisa’s introduction of his background
  • Nick gives us all advice on how to make decisions at each stage of your career
  • Nick talks about the value of going abroad
  • Nick shares why he believes students should live abroad
  • Nick shares what to do if you are unable to go abroad to still get some of the benefits of going abroad
  • Lisa shares an experience when she stepped out of her comfort zone and went abroad for four months
  • Nick shares what he means by “high impact practices”
  • Nick shares the history of US students going abroad
  • Nick talks about some of the challenges that can go wrong when you go abroad.
  • Nick talks about his new book that he has coming out called, “A House where we all Belong: Redesigning Education Abroad for Inclusive Excellence” edited by: Nick J. Gozik & Heather Barclay Hamir. His second book

Mark’s recommended resource of the week Here is a step by step walkthrough for the FAFSA

How to fill out the 2023-24 FAFSA – YouTube : In this tutorial walk-through, Kierstan Dufour, Assistant Director and Project Manager at Get2College, guides students and parents on how to fill out the 2023-24 FAFSA for dependent students from start to finish.

Walkthrough for the CSS profile : https://www.mefa.org/videos/family-webinar-series-the-cssfinancial-aid-profile. What to Know About the CSS Profile TM – MEFA : This webinar introduces the nuts and bolts of the CSS Profile TM, a financial aid application required by roughly 300 colleges, universities, and scholarship agencies across the country. Topics include tips on completing the Profile, specific financial and household data collected, and how colleges and universities use the application information. (https://www.mefa.org)

Don’t forget to send your questions related to any and every facet of the college process to: questions@yourcollegeboundkid.com

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