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Blogger Abroad: Gwen’s Travel Tips from Spain

Blogger Abroad: Gwen’s Travel Tips from Spain

August 28, 2017

Student Voices

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen shares her top tips for train travel in and around Spain, where she’s been studying this summer in Zamora. Curious about Spanish timetables, cultural norms, and the most essential vocab? Gwen’s got you covered!

Foreign Flick Friday: Fulbright Fellow’s Documentary Follows Indigenous Youth in Botswana

August 25, 2017

Films & Shows

The culmination of director Daniel Koehler’s Fulbright-National Geographic Fellowship, “A House Without Snakes” tells two intertwined stories of young people finding their own way amid societal change.

Blogger Abroad: Observations from Germany on Languages & Chocolate-Making

Blogger Abroad: Observations from Germany on Languages & Chocolate-Making

August 24, 2017

Student Voices

Study abroad student and blogger Andy reports back some thoughts from Germany, where he’s researching chocolate production processes. Here he shares about multilingual cooperation during an emergency on a train, as well as a really cool robot!

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High School Students Awarded Japanese Tutoring in Drawing Contest

High School Students Awarded Japanese Tutoring in Drawing Contest

August 23, 2017

Contests & Initiatives

Congratulations to the two Grand Prize Awardees of our “Japanese with Manga” drawing contest, Xavier & Sandra, who’ll be learning Japanese for the first time with Verbling online tutoring. See their winning manga drawings in this post!

Blogger Abroad: Colby Arrives in France

Blogger Abroad: Colby Arrives in France

Student Voices

Our “Your Story on the Rails” blogger Colby traded the shores of Hawaii for the shores of Lake Annecy to study abroad in France this summer. In his first post, he describes the value that total immersion adds to his language class.

Foreign Flick Friday: Spanish Language Documentary Follows a Dominican Youth Dreaming of Tomorrow

August 18, 2017

Films & Shows

The directorial debut of Yanillys Perez, Jeffrey follows a young boy yearning to be a reggaetón artist, but who first must overcome familial and economic troubles while maintaining hope.

Blogger Abroad: Discovering Small-Batch Chocolate Making in Geneva

Blogger Abroad: Discovering Small-Batch Chocolate Making in Geneva

August 17, 2017

Student Voices

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Andy is learning about chocolate abroad this summer: Here he discusses the process and some cultural differences with the CEO of Du Rhone Chocolatier.

Blogger Abroad: An Architectural Detour in Southern Italy

Blogger Abroad: An Architectural Detour in Southern Italy

August 15, 2017

Student Voices

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Tyler took advantage of being able to speak with locals to learn about a must-see spot in his region: Alberobello—a small city featuring winding roads and iconic limestone buildings.

Foreign Flick Friday: German Language Drama Examines Political Strife During WWII

August 11, 2017

Films & Shows

Only 13 minutes passed between a bomb explosion and Hitler’s speech in Munich, Germany on November 8, 1939. This movie tells the true story of the seemingly apolitical man behind the bomb who was driven to an act of political defiance.

Blogger Abroad: Learning The Ropes from Master Chocolatiers

Blogger Abroad: Learning The Ropes from Master Chocolatiers

August 10, 2017

Student Voices

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger and student of German, Andy arrives in Switzerland to begin his study abroad independent Magellan Project: Exploring European chocolate making processes through a series of visits and interviews!