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Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10:30 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Short-term volunteer strips abroad can build significant cross-cultural understanding. While working as a professional massage therapist in the US, Uma has taken a number of short-term insight volunteer trips to, among other places, Guatemala and Peru. On every trip, she tries to immerse herself fully in her host culture, and to really understand the local way of life.

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Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 09:09 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Meryn spent a semester studying abroad in Sweden. Her story is inspirational not only because of the cross-cultural knowledge she gained while overseas, but also because of her forward-thinking approach. Meryn did her research and made sure she'd be in the perfect position, both financially and in terms of her academic career, to head abroad. Check out her story.

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Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 13:02 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

By the time Behrang arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, he was already a seasoned traveler, and was hoping to build professional experience working in the Pacific region. While working at the University of Technology he was able to immerse himself in the local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace practices and beef up the international component of his resume.

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Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 17:10 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Bushra's story shows how going abroad can form the basis for a whole new outlook on life. Working as a seminar instructor in Beijing, Bushra developed ways of motivating her students to work hard and learn a new language, meanwhile she was able to get an in-depth understanding of a completely new culture. 

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Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017 - 11:52 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

With an interest in international business and a passion for travel, Kristina knew she wanted to study abroad. Battling culture shock and the strain of adaptation, Kristina nonetheless managed to thrive in her host city of Lyon – even maximizing her study experience by taking on an additional internship with a small French firm.

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Posted on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 11:14 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Megan caught the travel bug at a young age and has been skipping around the globe ever since! She took a moment to tell us about her travels and her perspective on cross-cultural encounters. "At the end of the day, we have more in common than we think! It's fun to celebrate the similarities and recognize the differences."

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Posted on Monday, October 23, 2017 - 12:04 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While interning at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Accra, Justin became familiar with West African workplace culture, and made a point of exploring the surrounding natural and cultural riches in his spare time.

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Posted on Monday, October 16, 2017 - 11:26 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

After being inspired to travel the world and build professional international experience, Tina decided that teaching English in South Korea would be perfect for her. With focus and self-discipline, she targeted and landed a position teaching at a public school in Daejeon, and the time she spent there was life-changing!

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Posted on Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 11:16 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Amy traveled some serious distances as part of her multi-month backpacking adventure. From London to Venice to Prague and beyond, she made the most of her time and money. Read her story to find out what she saw, and what she learned!

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Posted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 11:17 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Talk about full-blown cross-cultural immersion! A one-year teaching job in Gwangju turned into a ten-year, life-changing experience for Gary. According to Gary, a positive outlook makes a world of difference when you're making your way in a foreign land.

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