Normalizing Culture Shock
AFRICA / ASIA / AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND / EUROPE / LATIN AMERICA / MIDDLE EAST

Normalizing Culture Shock

Do you fear leaving the comfort of your home, the familiarity of your community, and the people you love and care for?  You are not alone!  Everyone has the fear of change and adjusting to new environments; it is just to different extents.  The same is true for students, who choose to study, intern, teach, … Continue reading

Common Challenges to Overcome When Choosing to Study Abroad
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Common Challenges to Overcome When Choosing to Study Abroad

Common Challenges to Overcome When Choosing to Study Abroad Fear of a Language Barrier One of the many fears that students have before going abroad is that they will have trouble communicating or getting around because they may not know the local language.  Some students go abroad to enhance their language skills, such as students … Continue reading

Blue Abroad: Semester at Sea with Madie
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Blue Abroad: Semester at Sea with Madie

Madie Butler is a University of Kentucky sophomore studying nursing from Frederick, Maryland. She participated in Semester at Sea’s education abroad program in the Fall of 2014. 1. Where did you go on your Semester at Sea voyage? When? What did you study? We started in London, then went to Russia, Poland, Germany, Belgium, France, … Continue reading

A Land without McDonald’s: Experiencing Untouched Burma
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A Land without McDonald’s: Experiencing Untouched Burma

The world today is one of an ever growing interconnectedness of peoples, nations, goods, and services from around the world. In a sense, our world is “shrinking”; transportation is getting faster, easier, and more advanced; distance is becoming irrelevant; boundaries are becoming increasingly permeable, groups and cultures do not have a territorial basis, and a … Continue reading