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  • 4 Steps to Land an Internship Abroad

    If you’re considering or have decided to do an internship abroad, we’ve compiled a few steps to ensure you are prepared for the process and secure the right one for you!

  • Standing Out as a Dental Student

    Our Diversity Abroad alumni have been able to prepare, engage, and reflect on their international experiences. Upon their return we asked them questions for them to share how they did all of the abov…

  • 3 Benefits of Study Abroad

    Besides being fun and exciting, study abroad is a unique life changing experience that will help you grow. Below are just a few of the various ways going abroad benefits you academically, professiona…

Planning to Go

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  • Advice to My Curlfriends: Everything You Need to Know About Hair Care Abroad

    Passport? Check. Backup charger? Check. Socks, underclothes, and rain jacket. Checked three times. Now about these hair products,” I thought to myself. I did not know how to pack for my hair.

  • LGBTQ Students in Italy

    While there is widespread tolerance of homosexuality in Italy, the prominence of Catholicism in Italy has meant that homosexuality is treated as civil, but not criminal, deviance.

  • LGBTQ Students in China

    In general, while China may not explicitly oppose LGBTQ identities, the country socially holds prejudice and stigma toward these groups. These beliefs lie largely among the older generation and conse…

Living Abroad

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  • Students of Color in Italy

    Although many Italians do not consider their country to be racist, U.S. perceptions appear to differ. Many U.S. travelers feel that Italy is not, by and large a racist country. However, in discussion…

  • A Young Woman in A Big World

    “Here I AM!” were my first thoughts as I got off the fourteen hour flight. The young Latina-Dutch woman made it across the ocean from the cold and rainy mountains of North Carolina to the sunny and e…

  • Advice to My Curlfriends: Everything You Need to Know About Hair Care Abroad

    Passport? Check. Backup charger? Check. Socks, underclothes, and rain jacket. Checked three times. Now about these hair products,” I thought to myself. I did not know how to pack for my hair.

Coming Home

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  • Learning Beyond the Classroom in Cape Town, South Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa has taught me things both inside and outside of the classroom. This started as soon as I touched down in the Cape Town International Airport and will last me for a lifetime. T…

  • LGBTQ Students in Italy

    While there is widespread tolerance of homosexuality in Italy, the prominence of Catholicism in Italy has meant that homosexuality is treated as civil, but not criminal, deviance.

  • LGBTQ Students in China

    In general, while China may not explicitly oppose LGBTQ identities, the country socially holds prejudice and stigma toward these groups. These beliefs lie largely among the older generation and conse…

Careers

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  • 4 Steps to Land an Internship Abroad

    If you’re considering or have decided to do an internship abroad, we’ve compiled a few steps to ensure you are prepared for the process and secure the right one for you!

  • The Perks of Paid and Unpaid Internships

    It’s obviously ideal to secure a paid internship, but if you do come across an internship that excites you and is unpaid, don’t totally rule it out just yet. Below we note a few perks of both paid an…

  • Internationalizing Your Graduate Education: Engineering

    According to the Federal Government’s Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system, there are 17 different specializations you can choose in looking at opportunities in engineering. Though there…