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Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Gilman Scholar on Bringing Japanese Culture Home

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Gilman Scholar on Bringing Japanese Culture Home

December 1, 2017

Megan aspires to work at a university as a historian in the future, but when she returned from a recent study abroad trip to Osaka, she shared her findings with local preschoolers: Learn what first inspired her adventures here!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

Ask Away: 5 Questions with an NYU Shanghai Senior

November 21, 2017

Studying abroad for any length of time can be eye-opening and improve both language skills and cultural understanding: Future IBM consultant and student of Mandarin, Maddie, completed her undergraduate degree overseas! Hear her story and advice.

Ask Away: 5 Questions on a Teen’s Mandarin, French, Korean & English “Polyglot Toolbox”

Ask Away: 5 Questions on a Teen’s Mandarin, French, Korean & English “Polyglot Toolbox”

October 31, 2017

We’re catching up with Jacquelyn, a high school senior, heritage learner, and student of 4 languages. In addition to sharing her top language learning tips, she talks immersion experiences and future plans. Get ready, law school: She’s on her way!

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Future Mandarin Translator

Ask Away: 5 Questions with a Future Mandarin Translator

October 17, 2017

We’re speaking with Evangelista—a University of Delaware student who’s studied abroad in China—about how languages have shaped her travels, interactions, and future career plans. Check out her interview here!

Blogger Abroad: 6 Trains & a Ferry from Paris to Norway

Blogger Abroad: 6 Trains & a Ferry from Paris to Norway

October 2, 2017

Following her study abroad program, “Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen set out on an adventure that culminated in a kayaking excursion in the Norwegian fjords. With an open mind and a train pass in hand, she was ready to explore the unknown!

Blogger Abroad: Where Languages & Particle Physics Collide

Blogger Abroad: Where Languages & Particle Physics Collide

September 28, 2017

Summer blogger Gwen’s study abroad program in Spain may have ended, but her adventures have not: Follow her to CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—near Geneva, Switzerland.

Blogger Abroad: Exploring Culture Through Spanish Music

Blogger Abroad: Exploring Culture Through Spanish Music

September 6, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger and study abroad student Gwen shares clips from some musical performances she captured live in Spain this summer. Watch her video to learn more!

Blogger Abroad: Conducting a Research Interview in German

Blogger Abroad: Conducting a Research Interview in German

August 31, 2017

Study abroad student and blogger Andy shares why he believes his German skills have made such an important impact on his research into chocolate-making processes this summer, following a final interview with a native speaker.

Blogger Abroad: Gwen’s Travel Tips from Spain

Blogger Abroad: Gwen’s Travel Tips from Spain

August 28, 2017

“Your Story on the Rails” blogger Gwen shares her top tips for train travel in and around Spain, where she’s been studying this summer in Zamora. Curious about Spanish timetables, cultural norms, and the most essential vocab? Gwen’s got you covered!

Blogger Abroad: Observations from Germany on Languages & Chocolate-Making

Blogger Abroad: Observations from Germany on Languages & Chocolate-Making

August 24, 2017

Study abroad student and blogger Andy reports back some thoughts from Germany, where he’s researching chocolate production processes. Here he shares about multilingual cooperation during an emergency on a train, as well as a really cool robot!