By Lindsey Barrett, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities Let Me Explain… One thing that many career-prep workshops might tell you is that company’s tend to look for similar traits – leadership, empathy, organization, transparency, etc. Many job interviews will ask questions that allude to how you possess these traits. There are a few… Read More How studying abroad has helped me nail interviews and land amazing jobs.
By: Jacqueline Stevens, Global Correspondent, CISabroad Semester in Prague Study abroad trips are often perceived to be synonymous with expensive, but it does not always have to be this way. I managed to get my study abroad expenses cut in half, so if you follow these steps you should be able to do the same.… Read More Money shouldn’t be an issue: a guide to making your study abroad experience affordable
By: Lindsey Barrett, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities, Beijing DISCLAIMER: Your first time abroad without your family is going to have some stressful times. Some would even say that it can be scary. I’m here to tell you that is perfectly normal. If you are stepping outside of your comfort zone, you are… Read More The Two Biggest Things I Wish I Would Have Known
By: Brandon Brooks, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities, Chubu University 14-15 academic year The spirit of traveling abroad is much more easily accessible to those who do not let their sense of pride prevent them from experiencing new, different, and often valuable perspectives of the outside world. Although I spent months planning… Read More Hands Off the Tummy: A Lesson in Pride and Study Abroad
By: Ryan Kline, Peer Advisor in the Office of Global Opportunities 1. Find an organization and location that speak to your personal and academic interests. Do your research! Traveling abroad is so much fun, but can be cumbersome if you are not doing something you’re invested in! Find a city that matches the things you want… Read More Interning Abroad: My Helpful Hints on Working in a New Country
OGO Global Correspondent By: Tracy Kondrit, University of Jyväskylä The moment I learned that Finland consumes an average of 12 kilograms of coffee (“kahvi”) per capita per year, more than any other country in the world, I knew I was home. To be fair, the coffee consumption could be attributed to the fact that the sun… Read More Life in Finland
A year ago today, I boarded a plane that would take me to Italy; the one country I have always dreamed of visiting. While I had certain expectations of what I would see once I got there, nothing I could’ve imagined even compared to what I would experience during the most incredible four and half months of my life…… Read More Tips for First-Time Travelers