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Category: Stories from Abroad (149 posts)
Posted on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 11:23 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Travel Abroad

Jessica never expected that she would go abroad, but after choosing to attend university in her hometown, she wanted a change. Read her story to find out what she learned about herself and the world as she studied in Ireland, and traveled all over Europe. This is a positive and inspiring instalment of our Stories from Abroad series! Check it out. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 11:06 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

"Reading a book can only tell you so much," says Chee. "To truly understand some things you must experience them first-hand." During his undergrad degree, Chee took his own advice and went abroad to study at Kookmin University in South Korea. As a design student, Chee was as interested in the visual culture as in the social culture, and his story highlights some excellent attitudes towards international experiences and cultural immersion. As the world slowly looks towards the lifting of travel restrictions, be inspired by those who have already gone abroad.

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Posted on Friday, August 7, 2020 - 12:53 in Stories from Abroad, International Skills

Evan is determined to use his time as an undergrad to build as many international skills and experiences as possible. His brand new Stories from Abroad contribution demonstrates how an open mind, dedication and passion can turn any university campus into a hub of cross-cultural learning. His contribution will inspire those who hope to build international skills on campus. 

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Posted on Monday, August 3, 2020 - 10:44 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Tara was driven to volunteer in Bolivia by a desire to see the world, and a passion for helping others. While there, she learned about her host culture, but also built valuable career experience and learned a whole lot about effective cross-cultural communication. Her story is an exciting and enlightening one!

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Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 21:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Meryn spent a semester studying abroad in Sweden. Her story is inspirational not only because of the cross-cultural knowledge she gained while overseas, but also because of her forward-thinking approach. Meryn did her research and made sure she'd be in the perfect position, both financially and in terms of her academic career, to head abroad. Check out her story.

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Posted on Monday, July 27, 2020 - 13:27 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Katie's short-term adventure to Greece gives insight into the ideal go-abroad mentality: openness, eagerness and a sense of humor. Katie planned her trip well in advance, giving herself the time and freedom to make sure she was prepared and in the right mindset to make the most of her weeks abroad. Take a look at her full story right here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Friday, July 17, 2020 - 08:53 in Stories from Abroad, In the News

We're delighted to feature a brand new story from abroad, contributed by a truly international worker. Carille knew she wanted to build a global career after backpacking and volunteering around the world. Since that first foray into globetrotting, she has spent almost a decade living and working abroad. Her story contains some excellent cross-cultural insights, so don't miss it! Find her full Q&A right here. 

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Posted on Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Nichole volunteered in a community hospital and children’s clinic in Cusco, Peru as part of a language study program with AmeriSpan. While working as a nurse’s assistant, Nichole experienced a high-pressure cross-cultural work environment, and was able to greatly enhance her Spanish language skills by using them in a professional context.

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Posted on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - 11:52 in Work Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Paméla's experience in the hospitality industry (combined with her love of travel and her willingness to be flexible) landed her a long-term work placement in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There, she built her cross-cultural skills and boosted her employer's business. Check out her story here. Been abroad? Tell us about it!

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Posted on Monday, June 22, 2020 - 20:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Sick of sitting in a classroom, Spanish major Emily decided to take language-learning matters into her own hands. She traveled to Valencia, Spain, for a six-week language study program and made the most of the opportunities for extra travel on the side.

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