The Overseas Student Guide to Life Abroad

Ace your study abroad


In this course you will learn:

How to plan to lower your stress level, before you even leave.

How to quickly acclimate to your new surroundings. Learn the two places you are most vulnerable and how to plan around it.

Have you ever been asked for directions by a local? I will show you how to identify what's normal so you can be safer and more local than the locals.

Learn what the 'psychological dip' is, why EVERYONE will have it at some point, and how to keep it from ruining your year abroad.

According to a study done by Middlebury College, study abroad were four times as likely to be sexually assaulted than their stateside counterparts. In this course, you will learn why you are vulnerable and how to create a support structure to prevent it.

Long-term travel means fighting complacency. We'll discuss why this happens and how to maintain a high level of awareness.

Your Instructor

J.C. Lightcap
J.C. Lightcap

J.C. is a serial traveler, adventure seeker and author of The Travel Safety Handbook. Former military with a background in training and government contracting, J.C. brings a special combination of experience and fun with learning to the travel safety environment.

J.C. is a member of Travel Massive, The Ecotourism Society and has written for various travel related sites as well as the wildly popular Travel Safer site, which advises business travelers, prepares study-abroad students and equips families with the knowledge to return home successful with memories that will last a lifetime.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

This course is closed for enrollment.