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Category: Stories from Abroad (154 posts)
Posted on Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:28 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, January 18, 2021 - 10:40 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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Posted on Monday, January 11, 2021 - 09:32 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, January 6, 2021 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Stephanie spent almost two months interning at a hospital in Costa Rica, where she was able to combine her passion for Spanish language with her personal career goals. Facing an initial setback, Stephanie took her internship into her own hands to ensure that she was able to build the experience she wanted while abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 - 12:38 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 Monday, December 21, 2020 - 08:38 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Drew is a self-proclaimed globetrotter and travel addict. After spending time in Israel and studying abroad in Prague during his undegraduate degree, he caught the travel bug and hasn't looked back since. Read his inspiring insights in our latest addition to the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020 - 12:11 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

As an undergrad, Mara passed up a chance to study abroad, feeling she wasn’t ready to travel. But when she was offered an opportunity to intern in Panama City as part of a post-graduate certificate in project management, she knew she couldn’t turn it down! Read Mara’s reflections on cross-cultural professionalism, Panamanian culture and the importance of perseverance when pursuing a placement abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Teach 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 Monday, November 23, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

For Ashley, studying in Spain was about more than school and language learning – it was about engaging completely with a foreign culture, opening herself up to as many new experiences as possible and overcoming the challenges associated with being far from home. Ashley’s story discusses how she dealt with culture shock and made her study abroad experience a success. Read more in the Stories from Abroad section. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 08:35 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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