Who's it for?

This is the last part of a 4-part series to help U.S. high school students prepare for applying to colleges abroad in places like the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more. In this course, you'll learn how to get started building your own college abroad list, what factors to consider and which ones may not be as important and discover some useful resources that can aid in the research process, along with specific university examples. After this course, you'll know what's most important to you, and you'll be ready to explore your options!

What will I learn?

  • Learn how to build your college abroad list

    You'll see the college abroad list-building formula and be able to start brainstorming what's most important to you in your degree and future.

  • Understand how to focus your search

    With so many factors out there, you'll understand how to prioritize various college criteria factors of fit for you.

  • Hear about some resources that can help

    There's so much information out there today, but you'll see some key resources that are useful in the college abroad list-building process along with specific university examples.

What's included?

  • 1

    G'day & Welcome!

    • G'day & Welcome!

    • Survey: Your List Building Process

  • 2

    What Do You Know?

    • Quiz: Universities Abroad

  • 3

    Choosing a University Abroad

    • Choosing a University Abroad

  • 4

    College Abroad Criteria: Social

    • Social Fit Factors at Colleges Abroad

    • Case Study: Useful Tool

  • 5

    College Abroad Criteria: Academic

    • World Rankings - Are They Important?

    • University Academic Factors

    • Academic Factors Within Your Degree

    • Accreditation & Licensing

  • 6

    College Abroad Criteria: Geographical

    • Geographical Criteria

    • Case Study: Deakin University

  • 7

    College Abroad Criteria: Financial

    • Financial Considerations

    • Case Study: UK Resource

    • Case Study: Graduate Outcomes

  • 8

    Other Considerations

    • How to Choose a University Abroad Without Visiting

    • Case Study: Northumbria University

    • Elite Schools: Should You Consider Them?

    • Case Study: Another Useful Tool

    • Case Study: University of Sheffield (UK)

  • 9

    Your Turn

    • Exercise: College Abroad - Finding Your Fit Worksheet

    • Exercise: Reflection & Review

    • Exercise: Creating Your Final List of Key College Criteria

    • Exercise: Comparing Universities Worksheet

  • 10

    Test Your Knowledge

    • Quiz: What Did You Learn?

  • 11

    What Now? Next Steps

    • What You Learned & Where to Go from Here

    • Resources

  • 12


    • Feedback Survey

Meet Sara

Founder of College Apps Abroad and the Course Instructor

Sara Cavalieri

G'day! My name is Sara, and I'm the founder of College Apps Abroad. I'm a San Diego based educational consultant, specializing in helping students apply for college and grad school outside of the U.S. I have more than 10 years of experience working in international recruitment and admissions for some of the world's top institutions in the UK and Australia, and I studied and lived overseas myself in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Brazil for almost a decade. With a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University and Master of Education from the University of New South Wales, I've also helped hundreds of students across North and South America apply for some of the world's top institutions. As you can see, I’m passionate about international education, and I look forward to helping you on your journey, too!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I'm not from the U.S., but I'm interested in applying for college overseas. Can I still enroll in this course?

    Certainly. Much of the information will still apply, though it is American-student focused.

  • What if I don't quite know the type of university or experience overseas I'm looking for yet?

    Not a problem! This course will give you many things to start thinking about and some tools to help you start refining your key college criteria.

  • How long will I have access to the course and materials?

    You'll have access for a 2-year period; however, if you need more time, feel free to reach out directly.