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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!

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

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.