Living in a foreign country is usually going to be different from living in the U.S., and especially different from living at Ohio University. My experience living in an apartment in Morocco was incredibly unique and a major juxtaposition to my previous life in OU’s dorms. In Morocco, I shared my apartment with five other… Read More Marianne’s Moroccan Living Experience
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: 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
I believe the surest way to ensure your academic success in college is through at least one education abroad experience. I am proof of this. Having the drive and curiosity and ambition required to study abroad are all markers of your own ability for achievement. But perhaps more important than all of this is taking… Read More Why education abroad makes you a better student
Hola! Namaste! I am Claire Splain Bens. I am a senior, double major in Political Science and Global Studies Peace and War Studies with a minor in Spanish Language. I was a study abroad student during the 2012-2013 academic year in Chile and India. I spent fall semester studying Spanish, Chilean culture, transitional justice and… Read More Meet Claire Bens: Peer Advisor