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Category: Stories from Abroad (77 posts)
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017 - 12:14 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Being able to fully immerse herself in a foreign culture while still earning university credit was Theresa’s motivation for exploring her study abroad options. While spending a semester at an applied sciences university in the Netherlands, she became very involved in international student life at her host university, which helped her develop an understanding of Dutch culture, in addition to a variety of other traditions.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:59 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Hearing about her classmates’ international adventures made Lacy realize that she wanted to study abroad. She wanted to give her resume a competitive edge, but also have a few exciting adventures – and New Zealand was just the ticket!

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Posted on Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 10:21 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Mitchell fell in love with Japanese culture before he even booked his plane ticket! His study abroad experience was a chance for him to experience day-to-day life in Japan first-hand, and to connect with like-minded globe-trotters from around the world.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 13:04 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kimberly overcame fears of homesickness and culture shock to spend a month studying abroad in London, England. While studying, she made plenty of friends, learned about British culture and “London pride” – and rose to the challenge of adapting in a foreign land.

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Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Going abroad is an excellent way to test your independence! Ashley decided to study in London to do just that. Over the course of her time in London, she met new people, saw new sights and had unforgettable experiences thousands of miles from home.

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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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