A man wakes up horrified to discover that he’s been transformed into an enormous insect – a burden to his family, a freak to the civilized world. Sound familiar? Whether you’ve read “The Metamorphosis” or not, you’ve probably been touch by material that’s
referenced this famous work by Franz Kafka. A Czech author whose work tends to lean towards the darkly surrealist, many know of his novels, but not all recognize how omnipresent he is in the nation’s capital where he was born. Continue reading “On the Lookout for Kafka in Prague”
Study skills may come easy for some students. However, for those students that struggle to keep up with term papers, discussions, projects, and all other tasks during a study abroad program is overwhelming. Perhaps, you have tried a system of study skills. Does the feeling of achievement leave you empty? It might be time to evaluate your study skills method. What new strategies help you take action to build concise study skills?
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Do you ever feel the pressure of college standardized testing the same as a ton of bricks piling on top of you? Most students sense this way as they prepare for a new journey to school or study abroad.
Besides students feeling overwhelmed, they often lack direction how to plan for standardized testing. Here are some useful tips to keep you on track with your studies and sanity.
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Studying a new language can be tiring, and if you’re studying abroad and immersing yourself in a new language and culture, your days can be exhausting. I studied in Spain. I remember my first day listening to and speaking in Spanish, with no English breaks. I walked home that evening and my brain felt like a bowl of mashed potatoes. While learning a new language can be exhausting, it is one of the best things we can do for the health of our brains, not matter the age. Learning new things strengthens our brains, and the more you learn, the stronger and more connected the parts of your brain will become. Continue reading “Language Brain”
Last year, I had the opportunity to go to Southeast Asia. 30 exciting days in Thailand. This country is a true gem of cultural brilliance. The people are friendly, the food is amazing and the weather is fantastic. I remember flipping through the channels on the television and came upon a program talking about travelers. I was completely invested, as I am a traveler that loves everything about the traveling culture. Continue reading “The Travel Panhandling Pandemic”
As you continue your studies, you often encounter roadblocks that deter you from your purpose. What are ways to motivate you to bring you back to your original mission? Taking on the approach to complete your study abroad program is a journey of a lifetime. The idea of studying abroad in fascinating places around the world is only a possibility to those that dream big. Besides you want to prosper and envision your future in the profession, you want to pursue. Enlighten your dreams by envisioning your path to success as stepping stones of skills you need to learn.
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Junior year has been just as strenuous and time-consuming as everyone said it would be. From the first week of school, I found myself completely overwhelmed with my AP classes, ACT prep, the school newspaper and cross country. Before I could catch my breath from one busy day, the next one started. All the pressure I was feeling left me feeling depleted. I realized I needed to shift how I was thinking about all my work, in the hope it would shift how I felt. Continue reading “Shifting Attitude to Gratitude”
Have you just arrived in a new city for study abroad? All that hard work of filling out your application and Visa, buying plane tickets, and packing your suitcase has finally paid off. So, now what? If you’re like me, you may have found a sudden stillness and uneasiness since arriving in your new city. What you did at home in the United States may not fit into your new life abroad.
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Traveling across the world requires you to live outside your personal comfort zone. You submerge yourself in new people, languages, customs and food. It also gives you the opportunity to do things, you’ve never done before. One of the most awesome things I’ve ever had the pleasure of doing, abroad, was scuba diving. I was literally sitting in my apartment thinking that there was no way I was going to move abroad and just be a couch potato. I thought that I needed to step outside of my “norm” and do something I wouldn’t have done in the states. Try something out of the box. Daring. Adventurous. Continue reading “Dive Into a New Challenge”
When you think of your prospective career, studying abroad is a sure way to open doors of opportunity. Regardless whether you’re thinking about a future work after high school or college, you might want to consider the options. Nowadays, seeking an ideal career requires work, dedication, and standing out from the crowds. Here are three valuable characteristics studying abroad help you with a future job opportunity: Continue reading “How Does Studying Abroad Help You for a Prospective Career?”