Feeling overwhelmed and unaware how to start your study abroad program search, you want to make the right choices. After all, you studied all this time to begin your journey in creating a future for your career. Continue reading “How to Jumpstart Your Study Abroad Program Search”
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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Sure, you have made the commitment to study abroad, and your courses are challenging, motivating, and driving you to success. However, all study and no relaxation can overwhelm even the most serious student. Otherwise, your brain follows a tedious pattern with no incentive to learn. Brain breaks are crucial parts of any curriculum to allow the mind to relax and build creative ways to learn new material. Aside from studying at school, look for healthy options to generate creativity and innovation in learning. Here is a list of tips to help you in your quest.
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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”
In recent years societal views about multilingualism in the US seem to be shifting. In the past, children growing up in a home where a language other than English was spoken were thought to be at a disadvantage as compared to their monolingual classmates. I remember heated discussions with my own son’s elementary school teachers when they would recommend that I stop speaking to him in French; they believed the exposure to another language would hinder his acquisition of English!
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Rome, a modern city built around a massive piece of history, is known the world over for its archaeological sites, its art, and its architecture. With so much to see, it’s a good thing the city is so compact. Many of the major sites
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