News & Views
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.
July 11, 2017
Study abroad student and one of our “Your Story on the Rails” contest winners, Charlie shares some thoughts following a recent conversation in his second language—German!
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July 10, 2017
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July 7, 2017
3%, the first Netflix original series from Brazil, and featuring an entirely Brazilian cast, imagines a futuristic São Paulo where young people must compete for a slim chance at a better life.
June 30, 2017
Recipient of a Golden Film Award, among others, Denis Bots’ Cool Kids Don’t Cry follows Akkie—a vibrant 8th grade soccer enthusiast—and her band of classmates as together they cope with her cancer diagnosis and learn the power of love & friendship.