LdM Non-Traditional Students and their Challenges: How different are they?

Students that decide to study abroad usually fall under the early 20s category, and are considered traditional students. However, more and more non-traditional students are attending college, and even study abroad in their late 20s, 30s, and 40s. A student at LdM talks about some of the challenges he faced while studying abroad as a non-traditional student. Sharing his concerns before arriving in Florence and how he successfully overcame each one of them.

LdM student advisor Ambra Balzani talks about LdM’s student population, explaining the percentage of students that decide to study abroad. Out of the 700 students that decided to study in Florence each semester, around 4% are older than 25 years old compared to the around 65% that are between the ages of 20 and 21. Even though challenging at first, studying abroad is a once in a lifetime experience and as Balzini said, “it is never too late to do it and there is always great things that come out of it.”

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