Who's it for?

This self-guided study topic is designed to help students from the U.S. prepare for applying to a master's program abroad in places like the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and more. You'll learn the reasons to consider applying for your master's abroad, how the student experience at universities overseas is both similar and different to the U.S., understand how admissions works, hear the basics of financial aid and much, much more. You'll also get to know a few examples of universities abroad and what they offer, hearing directly from the admissions representatives themselves. Finally, you'll learn how to build your budget, what to consider and complete exercises and worksheets along the way to help you plan and prepare for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

What will I learn?

  • Learn why you should do your master's abroad

    You'll hear about the very tangible benefits you'll gain from doing your master's overseas (personal, professional and financial).

  • Understand the differences in the student experience abroad vs. in the U.S.

    Possibly the most important part! Hear what it's like to do your degree overseas and see if it sounds like something for you before investing more time and money in the process.

  • Learn how to build your budget and program list and understand what it takes to apply

    With exercises and downloadable worksheets, you'll have everything you need to start planning and applying.

Meet Sara

Educational Consultant & International Study Expert

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, including The University of Edinburgh and the University of New South Wales. I also 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, a Master of Education from the University of New South Wales and a Certificate in Independent Educational Consulting from UC Irvine, 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!