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Category: Stories from Abroad (77 posts)
Posted on Monday, September 18, 2017 - 10:52 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Yannish doubled the value of his study abroad term in the UK by adding a three-week internship in Madagascar to the end of his trip. By the time he arrived to begin his internship, he’d had already spent many months tuning up his adaptation and cross-cultural communication skills and was able to hit the ground running in his exciting new workplace.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 - 14:42 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

While living in Milan, Davis took every opportunity to soak up the local culture. According to Davis, the study abroad experience transformed him from a “naïve, awkward American boy into a brand new person.” This transformation took effort, study and full cultural immersion.

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Posted on Monday, September 11, 2017 - 12:09 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

While studying in Ghana, Sylvia took every opportunity to embrace the local culture. She learned about language, food, local dance and much more. Her description of the experience demonstrates how keeping an open mind and an adventurous spirit can turn a study abroad term into a life-changing journey.

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Posted on Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 10:55 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

When Tara was approached by a South Korean recruiter, she knew the offer of a teaching position was too good to pass up. She spent a full year in Yeosu, getting to know her coworkers and students – and often being “treated like a rock star!”

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Posted on Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 12:25 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Erika spent a summer in Bonn, Germany, where she interned at a conference center as part of a work-study program. While abroad, Erika was able to build coordination and management skills, practice her German and take a series of exciting side trips around continental Europe.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 12:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Joshua spent a semester in Sweden soaking up the culture, connecting with fellow students and taking side trips to a variety of other European destinations. His experience highlights the positive personal growth that can take place when you push your boundaries and open yourself up to new possibilities abroad.

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Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 11:32 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

An internship placement was one of the mandatory components of Sheila’s undergraduate degree, and to fulfill the requirement she chose to travel to Huacho, Peru, where she worked first for the water utility and then for the Ministry of the Environment. Get a glimpse of life in an ever-changing cross-cultural workplace.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Having previously volunteered with the Peace Corps in Mozambique for two years, Jimmy knew he wanted to head back to Africa to visit his friends and make new connections. Jimmy’s story illustrates the excitement of traveling alone, and the importance of venturing beyond the tourist traps.

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Posted on Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 10:59 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

When Ashley decided that she wanted to have a real adventure abroad, she applied to study in China, where her positive attitude and passion for excitement helped her fully engage with the local community. While abroad, Ashley learned about Chinese culture, but also – surprisingly – about American culture, and how we appear in a foreign context.

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Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 16:01 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

After completing tours of duty as a reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces, Scott knew he wanted to become involved in community development work on the ground in Africa. Spending several months working with a grassroots NGO in Uganda, Scott was able to gain a valuable, eye-opening perspective on the challenges facing the populations he was working to assist.

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