Tips for Tackling Study Abroad Myths: TGP Edition

Created for students, by students, we know where you're coming from: uninspired in the classroom, looking for something more. 

Cue: The GREEN Program. 
But, you've got questions and concerns. So do your advisors and parents. We understand. We've been there and we have your back.

Our team is here to help you address some of the biggest study abroad myths and concerns:

Studying abroad is dangerous

I won't learn anything in 10 days

It's out of my budget


I'm too young to study abroad

Let's talk about

Academic Credit


Myth 1:

Studying abroad in a foreign country is dangerous

Your safety is our top priority, always. We follow all local & national travel + safety guidelines. All GREEN Programs have been vetted by and are partnered with a local logistical organization, include professional TGP staff on the ground at all times with our students, and include certified guides trained in a number of protocol practices including Mental Health First Aid (MHFA), medical emergencies, and more.

Myth 2:

10 days isn't enough time to receive academic credit

All GREEN programs are accredited by a partner  institution in-country ranging in transfer credit anywhere from 1.5 to 3 credits. Credit is ultimately determined by your university. Based on our past experiences, students have been able to receive credit in the way of work study, independent study, research, elective, technical, or internship-type courses in conjunction with a professor from their home institutions.


Myth 3:

Studying abroad is out of my budget

We work with students everyday who have discovered creative ways to fund their programs. We’ve seen it all  - from getting university funding to setting up football ticket raffles. Trust us, when there’s a will, there definitely is a way! Here are some of the most popular methods of receiving funding that can help make your trip possible: university scholarships & student organizations, TGP Tiered Pricing, GREEN Influencer Program, crowdsourcing, internships & employers, and more.

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