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
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
My family, like most, has a Thanksgiving tradition. Every year, we drive into a little corner of Indiana and spend the weekend visiting and eating (mostly eating) with the entirety of my Mom’s side of the family. This year, the tradition lives on without me. I wasn’t expecting this to be a hard thing for… Read More What it’s like to spend holidays abroad
I have one piece of advise I give to students who ask me about my study abroad experience. Go somewhere crazy! I mean it, if you are going to give up your wonderful life in Athens for a year, a semester, a summer, do it for something that is going to change your life forever.… Read More Nontraditional Study Abroad Opportunities