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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!

Blogger Abroad: Cultural Discoveries at a Spanish Grocery Store

Blogger Abroad: Cultural Discoveries at a Spanish Grocery Store

August 8, 2017

Student Voices

Student blogger Gwen takes us along on a visit to her local grocery store in Zamora, Spain—reminding us that cultural immersion is as much about what happens in a study abroad classroom as what happens out in the streets and shops!

Foreign Flick Friday: Thai Language Short Documentary Celebrates Determination and Teamwork

August 4, 2017

Films & Shows

Thailand-based TMB Bank’s successful advertising campaign stirs emotions and inspires in this true short documentary about overcoming all obstacles with determination: Learn how one Thai soccer team was born!

Blogger Abroad: Putting Language Skills to Work at an International Career Fair

Blogger Abroad: Putting Language Skills to Work at an International Career Fair

August 3, 2017

Student Voices

“Your Story on the Rails” study abroad student, Charlie, writes in from a career fair at a Paris expo—where his German skills may have opened the door to an international internship!

Blogger Abroad: Tyler’s Adventures in Liguria

Blogger Abroad: Tyler’s Adventures in Liguria

August 1, 2017

Student Voices

A train trip to Northern Italy showed study abroad student Tyler some incredible seaside views, provided opportunities to ask locals for advice in Italian, and challenged both his endurance and previous assumptions about the foods he likes!

Foreign Flick Friday: Korean Language Romantic Comedy Questions Beauty, Love

July 28, 2017

Films & Shows

In Biak’s 2015 Korean adaptation of The Beauty Inside, 123 actors and actresses are used to represent the male lead—a designer and woodworker who wakes up each morning in a different body.

Leading with Local Sign Language: Health Practitioners Help Heal with Communication

Leading with Local Sign Language: Health Practitioners Help Heal with Communication

July 26, 2017

Careers

Doctors Without Borders counselor Celumusa Hlatswako teaches local Swazi tuberculosis patients affected by hearing loss about the disease and their potential futures via the regional sign language vernacular.

Blogger Abroad: Language Immersion and a Dose of Humility in Spain

Blogger Abroad: Language Immersion and a Dose of Humility in Spain

July 24, 2017

Student Voices

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen is studying abroad in Spain this summer. In her first post, she discusses the importance of not being too hard on yourself as you embark on an immersion experience: When learning, self-kindness is key!

Foreign Flick Friday: Unlikely Duo Charms in French Documentary, Takes Cannes’ Prize

July 21, 2017

Films & Shows

Iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda and street photographer JR co-direct a film about creating open-air portrait galleries of local faces on the sides of buildings in French villages—reminding us that individuals matter… and that nothing lasts forever.

Blogger Abroad: Charlie Visits a Dutch Distillery

Blogger Abroad: Charlie Visits a Dutch Distillery

July 19, 2017

Student Voices

Employing your language skills in creative ways can help you make the most of any experience! The fact that he doesn’t speak Dutch was no obstacle for study abroad student Charlie during a Dutch guided tour: He found a way to make it work!