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Category: Stories from Abroad (77 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 00:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Do you recognize Lindsey's face from the MyWorldBlog? If you do, it's because she's done some serious traveling -- and continues to plan international adventures. This time, she reported to us about her time as an English teacher in Georgia.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 09:30 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Bushra's story offers a great example of a student who makes the most of her trips abroad, viewing the excursions as learning experiences, but also as tools for self-reflection and self-assessment. Her story of a short-term volunteer trip to Guatemala highlights the important realizations that become possible when a student rises to the challenge of going abroad. Check out Bushra's story here.

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Posted on Monday, February 6, 2017 - 11:08 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Alyssa is a great example of how even short-term volunteer trips abroad can have a big impact. Each reading week, Alyssa travels to a new location to participate in a different volunteer program. Here, she recounts what she learned working with Habitat for Humanity in New Orleans, and with a medical outreach group in Nicaragua.

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Posted on Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 12:28 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad, Study Abroad

In her story from abroad, Jessica gives a great description of her time adjusting to life in Colombia. Read about how she financed her trip, kept her focus and stepped way out of her comfort zone in Medellin!

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Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 11:40 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Sick of sitting in a classroom, Spanish major Emily decided to take language-learning matters into her own hands. She traveled to Valencia, Spain, for a six-week language study program and made the most of the opportunities for extra travel on the side.

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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:57 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 Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 08:24 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 Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 11:47 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 Tuesday, January 17, 2017 - 11:02 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 Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 09:44 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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