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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

Languages & 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!

Foreign Flick Friday: Swedish Language Family Film Shares the Beauty of Scandinavia

July 14, 2017

Films & Shows

Cloudboy follows a reluctant 12 year-old boy from Sweden to Lapland where he spends the summer herding reindeer with his mother and step-family. Listen for the Swedish, Dutch, and Sami languages as this adventure unfolds!

Blogger Abroad: Tyler Celebrates Santa Domenica Among the Italians

Blogger Abroad: Tyler Celebrates Santa Domenica Among the Italians

July 13, 2017

Student Voices

Tyler traveled from Lecce (his study abroad city) to Scorrano, Italy, to see a festival of lights and to take in the local culture—including tasting some food he’d never tried before!

Leading with Spanish: Bilingual Social Workers Help Patients Navigate Daily Life

Leading with Spanish: Bilingual Social Workers Help Patients Navigate Daily Life

July 12, 2017

Languages & Careers

Omayra Rodriguez describes how she uses her Spanish in a bilingual and bicultural program to support the local community by helping people access resources and negotiate daily tasks in their home language.