News & Views
August 3, 2017
“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!
August 1, 2017
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!
July 28, 2017
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.
July 26, 2017
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.
July 24, 2017
“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!
July 21, 2017
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.
July 19, 2017
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!
July 14, 2017
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!
July 13, 2017
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!
July 12, 2017
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.