Study abroad programs have grown more and more popular in recent years; however, skeptics wonder if the benefits are really worth the costs. Spoiler alert: It really depends on the program. That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind when making the decision to study abroad. Location, program structure, and individual commitment levels will ultimately determine whether or not the experience is a huge waste of time and money. In an NPR interview with Mark Salisbury, director of Institutional Research and Assessment at Augustana College, Salisbury primarily exposes the unforeseen costs of study abroad programs. Continue reading The economics of study abroad: Is it worth it?