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Category: Stories from Abroad (78 posts)
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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Posted on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 11:48 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

By working for a microfinance organization in Ghana, May-Lynne was able to have a personally rewarding experience while building valuable professional credentials. May-Lynne’s inspiring story outlines her perspective on keeping an open mind abroad, and the steps she took to integrate fully into local Ghanaian culture.

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Posted on Monday, May 15, 2017 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Inspired by the international travels of his older sister, Sean knew he wanted to go somewhere exotic and totally foreign on his study abroad adventure. Going to Morocco – and living with a host family during his stay – allowed him to fully engage with a rich and exciting culture.

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Posted on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:43 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Ariana participated in the unique We Build service learning program, which allowed her to complete coursework while working on a house-building project in India. Her experience demonstrates the importance of keeping an open mind and a positive attitude while abroad, even if things become challenging.

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Posted on Monday, May 8, 2017 - 10:40 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Alex is a business-minded student. He understands the value of having a global perspective in the workplace and chose to study in Australia not only for personal enrichment – but also to open potential career pathways career, build valuable experience and extend his personal network half-way across the globe!

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Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:45 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Laura spent a year in Lyon, France as part of a university exchange program. As a “self-proclaimed Francophile” she was eager to adapt to the French way of life and drink in all the that the city and country had to offer. Laura’s account of her time in France describes her experience of culture shock, her adaptation to the slower pace of life and her advice for anyone considering a similar program.

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Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 16:38 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

After having a fantastic first exchange experience on a short-term program in Japan, Mai See knew she wanted to head abroad again – this time for a longer study term. Although she was expecting to experience personal and intellectual growth during her time in South Korea, she wasn’t expecting to make quite so many friends!

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Posted on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 12:02 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Combining valuable work experience with international travel and stunning natural beauty? What could be better?! Amy spent four months in a small town in the Swiss Alps coordinating events and recreation programs for an international boarding school. Discover her thoughts on communicating across cultures, developing a work-life balance and making ends meet while gaining cross-cultural career experience.

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Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Steph, an architecture student, spent a semester abroad immersing herself in the culture (and the architectural traditions) of Australia. Her story is an inspiring one, highlighting the possibility of combining personal and professional passions while traveling. Check it out!

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Posted on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 09:32 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Taking a short-term volunteer trip to India changed Katie’s perspective on education, cross-cultural engagement and the norms of her home country. Her account of the trip demonstrates the value in stepping outside your comfort zone and facing the challenges that come with traveling to an unfamiliar country.

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