Most study abroad locations have a variety of libraries and archives. Visiting these collections will provide you with some valuable insight into the culture in which you hope to immerse yourself. Seeing what kind of materials libraries collect, how they organize it, and who they serve can all be fascinating anthropological studies.
Please know that visiting the library is not necessarily a casual affair in many countries. Some libraries will require a letter of introduction before you can visit or use their collections. Please contact us if you would like such a letter.