10 Situations You Might Encounter Living with a Host Family
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10 Situations You Might Encounter Living with a Host Family

Meeting your host family for the first time after a long flight can be overwhelming. They will greet you with open arms and affection and ask you all sorts of questions. Meanwhile, you are fighting jet-lag and struggling to understand them (if they speak a foreign language). If you look as confused as I did, … Continue reading

Learning the Unexpected Abroad
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Learning the Unexpected Abroad

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot of people talking about their experience studying/researching/interning abroad and how they learned to step out of their comfort zone, used their problem solving skills, and how to better communicate. This is all very true, but I’m going to highlight a few things you learn about when you’re abroad that … Continue reading

You Can Do It!: Challenges Faced Abroad
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You Can Do It!: Challenges Faced Abroad

Nervous about your first program abroad? While there are numerous adjustments to be made, be confident in your decision to study abroad! Language barriers Probably the most obvious of the challenges faced while abroad is the language barrier for students who travel to non-English-speaking countries. No matter what level of experience you may have in … Continue reading

Why I’m Studying Abroad…Again
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Why I’m Studying Abroad…Again

As an Education Abroad Peer Ambassador, I am constantly sharing my personal experiences with education abroad and raving about my program. I talk about the reasons why I chose it, the amazing things I saw, ate, and encountered, and what I took away from the experience. Every time I give my spiel, it seems, I … Continue reading

Staying Connected While Abroad
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Staying Connected While Abroad

Going abroad is an emotional experience. You’re likely going to have total sensory overload with being introduced to an entirely new culture and having a bunch of new experiences on your own. It can be a bit overwhelming. It’s not just overwhelming for you; behind every student that studies abroad, there is an entire support … Continue reading