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Category: Stories from Abroad (149 posts)
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:00 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

By volunteering in a physical therapy clinic in Yucatan, Mexico, Mariah was able to build her professional resume while improving her Spanish language skills and experiencing the color and warmth of the Mexican people. In a children’s health clinic, Mariah shadowed a professional physical therapist and provided a crucial service for members of the local community.

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Posted on Monday, November 25, 2019 - 10:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Omar opted to spend his study abroad semester in Valencia, Spain – a mid-sized city in which he could learn Spanish, soak up the culture and plan side trips to North Africa and other areas of Europe. Omar gives an evocative account of cross-cultural euphoria, the pleasures of language learning abroad, the joys of Spanish cuisine and the first steps towards building an international career.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 12:04 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Erin is a Canadian student with a penchant for globetrotting. So far in her university career, she’s gone on exchange to both Australia and the US. Erin maximized her time on exchange by volunteering, taking on part-time work, socializing with international students and participating in a wide variety of other exciting extra-curricular activities. She also parlayed her experience in the States into several other international adventures.

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Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:10 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad

Do you have an interest in international development? So does Salina! She spent her time as a volunteer in Guatemala immersing herself totally in the local culture and traditions – from food to dance to the Spanish language. Find out exactly what she got up to in San Miguel Dueñas.

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Posted on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 12:05 in Study Abroad, Stories from Abroad

Being able to fully immerse herself in a foreign culture while still earning university credit was Theresa’s motivation for exploring her study abroad options. While spending a semester at an applied sciences university in the Netherlands, she became very involved in international student life at her host university, which helped her develop an understanding of Dutch culture, in addition to a variety of other traditions.

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Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 14:52 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Hearing about her classmates’ international adventures made Lacy realize that she wanted to study abroad. She wanted to give her resume a competitive edge, but also have a few exciting adventures – and New Zealand was just the ticket!

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Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:11 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Kimberly overcame fears of homesickness and culture shock to spend a month studying abroad in London, England. While studying, she made plenty of friends, learned about British culture and “London pride” – and rose to the challenge of adapting in a foreign land.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 01:00 in Stories from Abroad, Study Abroad

Going abroad is an excellent way to test your independence! Ashley decided to study in London to do just that. Over the course of her time in London, she met new people, saw new sights and had unforgettable experiences thousands of miles from home.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 12:22 in Stories from Abroad, Volunteer Abroad, Language Learning

Katie combined her passions for travel, volunteering and the Spanish language and spent two months working on two volunteer projects in Oaxaca, Mexico. A positive attitude, adaptibility and a love of learning helped Katie overcome minor challenges and have an extraordinary, successful term abroad.

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Posted on Monday, August 12, 2019 - 13:00 in Stories from Abroad, Teach Abroad

Sarah already had some international teaching experience in Europe under her belt, but wanted to take things a step further by living and working somewhere completely different. Traveling with her partner to teach ESL in South Korea, Sarah learned that the best way to feel at home in a foreign culture is to dive in and participate.

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