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Category: Stories from Abroad (149 posts)
Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 13:03 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Seth and his partner Julia are both teachers abroad, currently based in Hong Kong. Seth's story about teaching abroad long-term highlights the joys of cross-cultural immersion and the satisfaction of teaching overseas. Don't miss it! He and his wife  also run the exciting travel adventure blog For Something More, so check it out!

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Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 13:26 in Stories from Abroad, Intern Abroad

Erika spent a summer in Bonn, Germany, where she interned at a conference center as part of a work-study program. While abroad, Erika was able to build coordination and management skills, practice her German and take a series of exciting side trips around continental Europe.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 12:32 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 Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:11 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 Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 10:55 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Ashlee went abroad to expand her cultural understanding and fuel her interest in literature. Walking the very same streets as her favourite authors connected her to English cultural history and ignited her passion for travel. Check out her story here!

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Posted on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:00 in Travel Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Having previously volunteered with the Peace Corps in Mozambique for two years, Jimmy knew he wanted to head back to Africa to visit his friends and make new connections. Jimmy’s story illustrates the excitement of traveling alone, and the importance of venturing beyond the tourist traps.

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Posted on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 - 09:39 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 Monday, December 9, 2019 - 10:00 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, December 4, 2019 - 08:46 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 Monday, December 2, 2019 - 05:37 in Stories from Abroad, Working Holidays

Janna’s story showcases the value of being proactive when planning a trip abroad. It wasn’t until she tapped into her personal network of contacts that her working holiday in England began to take shape. Once she landed a position, she made the most of her time in the UK by living with a host family and traveling often.

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