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Category: Stories from Abroad (129 posts)
Posted on Monday, August 2, 2021 - 06:18 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

While studying in Ghana, Sylvia took every opportunity to embrace the local culture. She learned about language, food, local dance and much more. Her description of the experience demonstrates how keeping an open mind and an adventurous spirit can turn a study abroad term into a life-changing journey.

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Posted on Friday, July 23, 2021 - 07:10 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

While living in Milan, Davis took every opportunity to soak up the local culture. According to Davis, the study abroad experience transformed him from a “naïve, awkward American boy into a brand new person.” This transformation took effort, study and full cultural immersion.

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Posted on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 06:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While interning at the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice in Accra, Justin became familiar with West African workplace culture, and made a point of exploring the surrounding natural and cultural riches in his spare time.

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Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 09:18 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

When the COVID-19 pandemic swept around the world, travel and cross-cultural learning plans were of course put on hold. But, very quickly, program operators, schools and students innovated in order to create opportunities for cross-cultural connection, learning and skill-building. Virtual international programs have been a shining light for globally-minded students and Meghan is one of many who have taken advantage. Read her Q&A about her time teaching Central American students via Zoom.

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Posted on Monday, July 5, 2021 - 06:22 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 Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 06:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Yannish doubled the value of his study abroad term in the UK by adding a three-week internship in Madagascar to the end of his trip. By the time he arrived to begin his internship, he’d had already spent many months tuning up his adaptation and cross-cultural communication skills and was able to hit the ground running in his exciting new workplace.

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Posted on Monday, June 28, 2021 - 05:10 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

An internship placement was one of the mandatory components of Sheila’s undergraduate degree, and to fulfill the requirement she chose to travel to Huacho, Peru, where she worked first for the water utility and then for the Ministry of the Environment. Get a glimpse of life in an ever-changing cross-cultural workplace.

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Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 - 12:47 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 Monday, June 14, 2021 - 14:50 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Joshua spent a semester in Sweden soaking up the culture, connecting with fellow students and taking side trips to a variety of other European destinations. His experience highlights the positive personal growth that can take place when you push your boundaries and open yourself up to new possibilities abroad.

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Posted on Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sometimes a journey abroad can be truly life-changing, as in the case of Anthony, who left a job as a computer technician in the US to go and teach in China. Ten years later, Anthony has built a career as an ESL teacher and continues to build a unique life for himself on the other side of the world!

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