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Category: Stories from Abroad (149 posts)
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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Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:33 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Ashley spent three years teaching in Japan with the JET program. She went above and beyond to connect with the local culture by becoming involved in extra-curricular activities, and found her career aspirations altered by her full-immersion experience. Her story is an important read for anyone considering teaching abroad, particularly in Japan.

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Posted on Monday, November 9, 2020 - 11:40 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Tanya’s story demonstrates the value of determination and drive when searching for international opportunities. She knew she wanted to intern for credit in a student services office at a foreign university, and went about creating her own internship by contacting English-speaking universities abroad and offering her services. Tanya’s story illustrates the importance of confidence, curiosity and an open mind when participating in a program abroad.

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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 12:22 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Laura spent a year in Lyon, France as part of a university exchange program. As a “self-proclaimed Francophile” she was eager to adapt to the French way of life and drink in all the that the city and country had to offer. Laura’s account of her time in France describes her experience of culture shock, her adaptation to the slower pace of life and her advice for anyone considering a similar program.

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Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 11:22 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

While still in school, Donna decided to put her German language skills to the test by participating in a co-op program with Eurocopter Deutschland, an aviation company. During her semester abroad, Donna traveled extensively, built her cross-cultural confidence and made more friends than she ever expected.

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Posted on Monday, October 19, 2020 - 13:47 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Jaqueline wanted to find a short-term service learning program in Africa that would allow her to work in the fields of health and nutrition. She found exactly what she was looking for in a nine-week program offered by Global Service Corps. She traveled to Tanzania, where she taught locals about HIV/AIDS, nutrition and the basics of sustainable agriculture. Jaqueline learned a huge amount on her service learning trip, including how to deal with the challenges of culture shock!

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