StudyUAbroad_LogoWe believe in the power of study abroad to create a more accepting and compassionate world! When you study abroad, you’re given an amazing opportunity to challenge your ideas about yourself and the world in ways you can’t imagine. You join a growing network of globally-minded explorers who are in a unique position to use their experience to do good.

Study U Abroad is a blog and online community designed to help students seize the opportunity for self-growth and make a conscious impact. So read along, start a conversation, and contribute to a community of travelers who are positively transforming their inner and outer worlds!


10391519_137594235956_5956255_nAlex Smith is the founder of Study U Abroad. He’s a long-time travel fanatic whose semester abroad in Seville, Spain became the motivation for his leaving the comforts of a corporate job in his native United States to rekindle his love affair with Spain. Alex has lived and worked in Boston, New York City, Atlanta, Barcelona, Madrid, and Malmö. He draws on his personal and professional life experiences to help students and expats thrive abroad and back home. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Florida, an M.S. in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame, and is a CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) through the Coaches Training Institute. Alex currently resides in Malmö, Sweden, and travels as often as he can.


Photo by: Soraya Kassamali