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Category: Stories from Abroad (149 posts)
Posted on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 11:11 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Nicole only planned on teaching English abroad for a year. Almost a decade later, she's still abroad, having traveled to over 50 countries around the world. Want to find out how she got bitten by the globe-trotting bug and built a career as an English teacher abroad? Check out her story, which highlights the value of being culturally adaptable when heading abroad to work.

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Posted on Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

As an environment and resource management major, Suzanne wanted to enrich her undergraduate experience by studying some of the issues covered in her course work first-hand. So she applied to participate in a study abroad term in Alaska, where she lived with practically off the grid with her fellow researchers.

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Posted on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 10:00 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Inspired by a passionate Spanish teacher, Ashley always knew she wanted to spend time in Spain. Click the link below to learn about her integration into Spanish culture, her bond with her homestay family – and exactly what she means by “the three c’s!”

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Posted on Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 10:11 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

You're never too old to have a brand new adventure! Retired Mayo Clinic surgeon Scott and his wife decided to go out on a limb and travel to Vietnam for a food-infused holiday. And food is a perfect gateway to experiencing culture. Check out Scott's essay about his experience as part of a tour in Vietnam. You can read the story here.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 13:26 in Teach Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Sabrina spent most of her undergrad degree thinking she'd never get the chance to go abroad. But after graduating, she realized that teaching English in South Korea would allow her to travel long-term without breaking the bank. Through TEFL, she found her passport to cross-cultural enrichment and inspiration.

Read Sabrina's excellent essay about her path to going abroad, and her incredible journey to confident immersion abroad. Don't miss it! Read the article here.

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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 19:00 in Stories from Abroad, Travel Abroad

Emilia originally planned to volunteer in Europe, but when she found herself in Brazil on holiday, with an offer to extend her stay, she jumped at the chance. This is a great Q&A that shows the enriching cross-cultural experiences that await if you're willing to step out of your comfort zone and immerse yourself abroad. Check it out now.

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Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 10:11 in Intern Abroad, Stories from Abroad

It takes determination and dedication to complete two international internships in a single summer – but JJ did just that by being well-researched, proactive and confident. Find out how this library science student landed career-building internships in Uganda and Singapore.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - 07:17 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 Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 08:31 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 Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:00 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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