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  • An American Abroad

    It’s certainly no secret that Americans aren’t viewed too highly in other countries. And with the current state of our politics, well, it isn’t so hard to understand why. However, it was hard to deal…

  • Extra Security: A Young Woman's Experience in Israel

    As a young Iranian-American woman, I chose to take summer classes in Israel. Many of my family and friends were shocked at the prospect of me studying in Jerusalem.

  • 5 Things You Must Do in South Korea

    From visiting a Royal Palace or hanging out by the Han River, here's a list of things to do while visiting South Korea.

  • The Learning Journey with Life Overseas

    When I decided to study abroad I knew it would be a life changing experience. In what ways it would change my life I wasn’t quite sure about yet

  • Reflective Transitions Abroad

    While my situation isn’t unique, I would say that it’s also not the typical study abroad experience. I’m spending the year abroad, but in two different countries--Japan and Ireland--participating in …

  • Top 5 Most Lucrative Locations to Teach English Abroad

    Everybody is familiar with the saying “you don’t become a teacher for the money,” and while going abroad to teach English overseas will almost certainly be one of the most enriching and rewarding exp…

  • Building Relationships In Your Host Community

    Engaging in an unfamiliar environment can feel foreign-- because it is! It can be a scary and exciting to establish yourself in a new city, a new country, and even a new continent. Developing relatio…

  • Why and How to Document Your Time Abroad

    Going abroad to study, intern, volunteer or teach are exciting experiences often filled with many firsts and memorable moments. While disconnecting and enjoying every experience to the fullest is wid…

  • Navigating Identity in a Foreign Country

    On a sunny day in California, I was walking around the Berkeley campus with my Brazilian friend. We were practicing each other’s native languages and talking about intersectional feminism. I was expl…

  • Studying Abroad on a Budget

    When trying to make the most of your global program and experience, it’s easy to ball out. But if you’re like many students, you might be working with a modest budget.

  • Overseas Ambassador Reflection, Fall 2016: Austin O.

    Since the beginning of my semester abroad, I quickly realized that I was going to stick out on my new campus. There were over 100 exchange students in my program, yet my two colleagues and I were the…

  • Dealing with Stereotypes While Studying Abroad

    Going abroad to study, intern, teach or volunteer is a decision that comes easier to some than others. It’s natural to have some hesitancies and fears when deciding to take that leap - from the langu…

  • Engaging In Challenging Conversations Abroad

    Cross-cultural dialogue is one of the greatest learning opportunities you'll have when you're overseas, so while it might make you uncomfortable, embrace the chance to learn more about yourself and o…

  • Realizing My Skin Color While Studying Abroad

    It was as soon as I arrived at Narita Airport in Japan and got on the train heading to Shinjuku, Tokyo, that I began to realize that I was, in fact, different. The Japanese woman across from me was s…

  • Ireland: The Land of Beauty, History, and Magic

    One of my most daring adventures was my visit to the Cliffs of Moher. Situated on the western coast of Ireland, the cliffs are plagued by fierce winds and, like all of Ireland, unpredictable rain.

  • Communter's Complete Guide to Working and Exploring Japan

    With or without sakura or cherry blossoms, it is impossible not to fall in love with Japan. Just walking along the streets of Tokyo will introduce you to Japan’s rich culture like no other city in th…

  • Why I Volunteerd While Studying Abroad, And Why You Should Too

    Last spring, I spent an incredible semester studying in Madrid, Spain. While I was there, I decided to volunteer at a local vocational school, and I’m super glad that I did. Volunteer abroad opportun…

  • Does the Term African American Only Exist in the United States?

    What does it mean to be African American? Speaking from personal experience, being African American means being Black and being born in America. For those who were born or grew up in Africa and are c…

  • How to Fight Homesickness Abroad

    Homesickness sneaks up on even the most adventurous travelers. If you find yourself homesick abroad, here are a few tips to help you find a way to make your new home feel a little more like, well, ho…

  • Stretching Your Money While Abroad

    Whether you’ll be spending Pounds, Euros, Reals or Yuan, here are six tips to help you budget your money while abroad.

  • Too American?: Tips on Blending In While in London

    When I first decided to study abroad in England, I knew I wasn’t there to study the ins and outs of the theatre as detailed in my trip itinerary. (I will say, though, seeing Lord of the Rings: The Mu…

  • "Study"Ing Abroad: The Study Part Of Studying Abroad

    Studying abroad has so many personal and professional benefits. While it's important to be adventurous and explore your new home, it's just as important to take your studies seriously. Classes, study…

  • Feeding My Faith as a Global Citizen

    If faith and spirituality is a primary aspect of your life, then know that there are always places where you can meet others who share your same spiritual background and interests.

  • Diversity Abroad Overseas Ambassador Discusses Politics Beyond Borders in Thailand

    Since the beginning of my semester abroad, I quickly realized that I was going to stick out on my new campus. Although there were over 100 exchange students in my particular program, my two colleague…

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