Welcome to WeSpeke, the social network for Study Abroad! Let WeSpeke help you make the most of your upcoming journey.
Study abroad or service learning can be a life-changing transformative experience as it offers the opportunity to travel and see the world through the eyes of other people and cultures. WeSpeke can help you be more prepared and more confident for your trip abroad.
Here’s how we can help. Be sure to check out our Study Abroad Resources for Students and Directors listed below.
Learn some language. Practice with a native speaker.
Anyone who has traveled abroad will tell you that knowing some language is always helpful. Try out our travel-based Lessons and learn some language before you leave home. Find a native speaker on WeSpeke who lives where you are going. Practice your language. They’d love to help. And then maybe you can help them learn your language.
Find out important information
Connect with WeSpeke members online or offline using text, audio, or video. Ask questions about money, food, weather, clothing, transportation, customs, and safety. The best way to find out this information is to ask someone who lives there! Concerned about a language barrier? Use our built-in language tools to help.See a chat in action
Create a Study Abroad Notebook
Build your personalized WeSpeke Notebook of key vocabulary, expressions, and information that you’ve learned in conversation with your WeSpeke partners. Add more content from other digital sources. Review the content and practice before you go. Reference it during your trip. Revise it after your trip.
WeSpeke Study Abroad Resources for STUDENTS
Here are some helpful resources we’ve developed to help you be more prepared before you go.
- Ultimate Planning Guide for Study Abroad
- 5 "Must-Do's" That Aren't On Your List
- 5 Mistakes to Avoid While Studying Abroad
CULTURAL SHOCK AND TRANSITION
- How to Ace Your Cultural Transition
- Be Prepared Before You Leave Home: Cultural Interview with Partner on WeSpeke
TRAVEL AND SAFETY TIPS
STUDY ABROAD AND CAREER PREPARATION
- Use Your Study Abroad Experience to Prepare for the Right Job
- Study Abroad as Preparation for Joining the Global Workforce
JOURNALING DURING YOUR TRIP
WeSpeke Study Abroad Resources for DIRECTORS
Here are some helpful resources we’ve developed to help support your Study Abroad Program
- 10 Student Abroad Tips We're Sharing with Students
- How Know Before You Go Can Relieve Student Anxiety
STUDY ABROAD AND CAREER PREPARATION
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