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5 Things I Learned About Managing Expectations Abroad | Student Blog from Thailand
It’s normal to have expectations before going to a new country. I can say now that traveling around Asia changed my life, but in completely different ways than I expected. Thailand is a place I can call my second home and I’m grateful for the chances I’ve had to grow and learn since being away […]
What I Learned From Thai Culture | Student Blog from Thailand
After studying abroad in Thailand, I realized that my life in the U.S. is really different to a student’s life in Thailand. Here’s what I learned from Thai culture while studying abroad there for a semester. My life in the U.S. is super busy In addition to being a full-time student back at my home […]
Why Studying Abroad Doesn't Mean Cancelling Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is an important holiday for spending time with friends and family. And studying abroad doesn’t mean missing out! In fact, I had one of the best Thanksgiving dinners of my life while studying in Limerick, Ireland. CIS Abroad students celebrating Thanksgiving in Ecuador in 2018 A bunch of us students (both Canadian and American) […]
6 Questions That Answered Themselves | Student Blog from Hawai’i
As my semester in Hawai’i comes close to its end, I have a lot of experiences to reflect on. Coming into study away, I was nervous—more than I should have been. Even on my plane ride to the tropical islands, the worst-case scenarios were running through my head: What if I get lost? What if […]
Black, Gay, and First Time Abroad | Student Blog from Florence
My name is Lindsey and yes you read it correctly… I’ve never been abroad! As a D.C. native, it’s almost blasphemous that coming from an international hub, I’ve never been outside of the US. Up until this point in my life, I didn’t really think twice about it.
Being a Non-Traditionally Aged Student Abroad | Student Blog from Cusco, Peru
Andrea is studying abroad in Cusco, Peru at 27. Read about how her experience in Peru was better than she'd ever imagined.
7 Study Abroad Tips | Student Blog from Scotland
Here are 7 things I’ve learned during my first time studying abroad!
5 Things They DON'T Tell You About Studying Abroad
Author Bio: Danielle Nolan is a Business Administration Major at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She shares her insights on all the things you may NOT be told before studying abroad. When you decide to study abroad, you may be told to expect they’ll be the best days of your life, to expect […]