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Category: Stories from Abroad (76 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While still in school, Donna decided to put her German language skills to the test by participating in a co-op program with Eurocopter Deutschland, an aviation company. During her semester abroad, Donna traveled extensively, built her cross-cultural confidence and made more friends than she ever expected.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Yenny was searching for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to help her regain perspective after graduation. Her insightful story demonstrates the dedication it takes to succeed in an unfamiliar work culture, the benefits of keeping an open mind when traveling abroad, and the ways in which international travel can bring clarity to your career goals.

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Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 01:00 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 local culture, build a deeper understanding of Asian workplace culture, and beef up the international component of his resume.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad, Language Learning

Katie combined her passions for travel, volunteering and the Spanish language and spent two months working on two volunteer projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. A positive attitude, adaptibility and a love of learning helped Katie overcome minor challenges and have an extraordinary, successful term abroad.

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Posted on Monday, June 12, 2017 - 12:04 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

All it took was a poster in her exchange coordinator’s office to get Sheila hooked on the idea of studying in France. Studying in Lyon, Sheila expanded her cultural horizons by building her French language skills, sampling a wide array of local foods and getting involved in extra-curricular activities. At times living Lyon tested her patience, but it ultimately enriched her life.

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Posted on Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 11:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Monday, June 5, 2017 - 12:37 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Since both of her parents are of German descent, going on exchange to Germany was a natural choice for Sabrina’s first long-term adventure abroad. She took part in a year-long exchange program that sent her to Tübingen in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, where she soaked up the culture and picked up a wealth of locals’ tips. Thinking of studying in Europe?

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Posted on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:19 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 - 12:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kristina arrived in Italy feeling like an outsider, and left feeling like she’d found a second home. By studying in Florence, she built valuable adaptation, language and cross-cultural communication skills that she’ll use in future travels and internships abroad.

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Posted on Monday, May 22, 2017 - 12:06 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Daniel was a successful undergraduate candidate looking for ways to maximize the career potential of his time as a student. By throwing himself head-first into the study abroad experience, he built up his confidence and his cross-cultural skills, and discovered the international potential of his chosen career path.

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