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: Mitch Howard, Global Correspondent, Jamaica Service Learning Winter Break 2016 Wagwan everybody? My name is Mitch Howard and I participated in the Jamaica Service Learning Program in December 2016. In addition to learning a little Jamaican Patois (wagwan = what’s going on), participating in the Jamaica Program allowed me to immerse myself in a… Read More Yes, You Can Study Abroad – Mitch Howard’s Jamaica Story
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
There I was. Sprinting down the seemingly endless flights of stairs in my residence hall, located on the far west side of Singapore. Sweat rolled down the sides of my face. It trickled past the bags under my eyes and even past the permanent layer of filth that had accumulated during my days spent frolicking… Read More Why You Should Expect the Unexpected