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Category: Stories from Abroad (144 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 13:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kimberly overcame fears of homesickness and culture shock to spend a month studying abroad in London, England. While studying, she made plenty of friends, learned about British culture and “London pride” – and rose to the challenge of adapting in a foreign land.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 09:22 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Danielle is a natural globetrotter with years of cross-cultural travel experience under her belt. When COVID-19 hit and her job was put on hold, Danielle looked for a way to work online that would allow her to interact across cultural boundaries, even from her living room. Check out Danielle's fascinating and insightful Q&A about her experience teaching English to Chinese students online, highlighting how even remote cross-cultural work experience can be a powerful thing!

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Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 14:12 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sarah already had some international teaching experience in Europe under her belt, but wanted to take things a step further by living and working somewhere completely different. Traveling with her partner to teach ESL in South Korea, Sarah learned that the best way to feel at home in a foreign culture is to dive in and participate.

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Posted on Monday, March 22, 2021 - 14:29 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 Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:02 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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Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 11:12 in Stories from Abroad, Work Abroad

Rebecca combined valuable work experience with the excitement of travel by participating in a co-op program abroad. During her time in Switzerland, she worked as a mentor for 30 high school students, and assisted in planning and management of various recreational programs at a local school. She made the most of her time in the heart of Europe by traveling to a number of major metropolitan centers in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

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Posted on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 10:11 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad, Language Learning

Katie combined her passions for travel, volunteering and the Spanish language and spent two months working on two volunteer projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. A positive attitude, adaptibility and a love of learning helped Katie overcome minor challenges and have an extraordinary, successful term abroad.

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Posted on Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 14:39 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Yenny was searching for a once-in-a-lifetime experience to help her regain perspective after graduation. Her insightful story demonstrates the dedication it takes to succeed in an unfamiliar work culture, the benefits of keeping an open mind when traveling abroad, and the ways in which international travel can bring clarity to your career goals.

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Posted on Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 10:19 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kristina arrived in Italy feeling like an outsider, and left feeling like she’d found a second home. By studying in Florence, she built valuable adaptation, language and cross-cultural communication skills that she’ll use in future travels and internships abroad.

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Posted on Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 08:10 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

A few years ago, Cindy left a job in Canada to travel to Shanghai for an internship with CRCC Asia. As an avid blogger and aspiring businesswoman, she threw herself into the internship experience, and into the culture of her host country. Read her story to find out how the experience changed her life, and helped her to build crucial cross-cultural and career skills. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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