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Posted on Monday, March 30, 2020 - 09:59 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 Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 07:22 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Talk about full-blown cross-cultural immersion! A one-year teaching job in Gwangju turned into a ten-year, life-changing experience for Gary. According to Gary, a positive outlook makes a world of difference when you're making your way in a foreign land.

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Posted on Monday, March 23, 2020 - 08:12 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad, Working Holidays

Bryan spent New Year's Day 2019 in Vietnam, and over the course of the year he traveled to no less than 12 countries! Read about his journey, backpacking through Eastern Europe and Germany, and traveling around Asia. As most of us stay a little closer to home for the next few months, we can begin planning and dreaming of our coming international adventures. Read Bryan's story to get inspired.

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Posted on Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Language Learning

With university majors in international studies and French, it was an obvious choice for Heather to spend some time in Paris. With an eye to making the most of the opportunity to improve her French language skills, Heather chose her program's homestay option, and tried to interact with Parisians as much as possible in their own language. Read about the trip that turned Heather into a travel addict!

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Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:11 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Nicole only planned on teaching English abroad for a year. Almost a decade later, she's still abroad, having traveled to over 50 countries around the world. Want to find out how she got bitten by the globe-trotting bug and built a career as an English teacher abroad? Check out her story, which highlights the value of being culturally adaptable when heading abroad to work.

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Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

As an environment and resource management major, Suzanne wanted to enrich her undergraduate experience by studying some of the issues covered in her course work first-hand. So she applied to participate in a study abroad term in Alaska, where she lived with practically off the grid with her fellow researchers.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Inspired by a passionate Spanish teacher, Ashley always knew she wanted to spend time in Spain. Click the link below to learn about her integration into Spanish culture, her bond with her homestay family – and exactly what she means by “the three c’s!”

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Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:11 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

You're never too old to have a brand new adventure! Retired Mayo Clinic surgeon Gary and his wife decided to go out on a limb and travel to Vietnam for a food-infused holiday. And food is a perfect gateway to experiencing culture. Check out Gary's essay about his experience as part of a tour in Vietnam. You can read the story here.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 13:26 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Sabrina spent most of her undergrad degree thinking she'd never get the chance to go abroad. But after graduating, she realized that teaching English in South Korea would allow her to travel long-term without breaking the bank. Through TEFL, she found her passport to cross-cultural enrichment and inspiration.

Read Sabrina's excellent essay about her path to going abroad, and her incredible journey to confident immersion abroad. Don't miss it! Read the article here.

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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 19:00 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Emilia originally planned to volunteer in Europe, but when she found herself in Brazil on holiday, with an offer to extend her stay, she jumped at the chance. This is a great Q&A that shows the enriching cross-cultural experiences that await if you're willing to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself abroad. Check it out now.

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