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What does it mean to “Look American” abroad?
Studying abroad was my first time leaving the United States on my own. When I arrived in China, I effortlessly blended in with the majority culture because I shared the same race and similar features. I had never experienced that before. It was liberating. It was also frustrating. Read on for my story about being told that I didn’t […]
Celebrating Juneteenth! | 8 Blog Posts by Our Black Alumni
To celebrate Juneteenth this year, we’re #AmplifyingMelanatedVoices by sharing blog posts written by our Black alumni. CIS Abroad believes that Black students should have the opportunity and support to go abroad. We hope you’ll read these posts from our alumni and share with your networks. What is Juneteenth? Juneteenth is a celebration of June 19th, […]
CIS Abroad Statement on Racial Violence
With a heavy heart, I write to you to acknowledge the incidents occurring across our country today, and the racial violence that so many have suffered for so long. The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Ahmaud Arbery in South Georgia, and Breonna Taylor, in Louisville are only the most recent deaths that illuminate a […]
Being Vegan in Paris | Student Blog from France
I’m in love with all things French… and I’m vegan. Although I was confident in bringing my dream of studying abroad in Paris to life, one thing was making me nervous. I’m vegan, and I wasn’t sure how being vegan in Paris would work. For example, when I imagine typical French cuisine, insane amounts of […]
4 Tips to Make the Most of Studying Abroad in Italy | Student Blog from Florence
I know it can be scary not knowing what to expect when you go abroad. But after enjoying my study abroad trip so much, I thought I could offer some advice to students studying with CIS Abroad specifically in Italy. So here are my 4 tips to make the most of studying abroad in Italy […]
NEW Jewish Immersion Study Abroad Program in Argentina
CIS Abroad is offering a NEW Jewish Immersion study abroad program in Argentina for Jewish students that want to connect with their community abroad.
3 Tips for Being Black in South Korea | Student Blog from Seoul
I definitely doubted my choice at the beginning My family and friends scrutinized my decision to study abroad in South Korea. While outwardly I stood by my decision, I would be remiss if I didn’t admit that I had doubts occasionally. I consistently asked myself questions about being Black in South Korea, like “What will […]
8 Study Abroad Scholarships and Grants You Should Apply For
What? 8 study abroad scholarships and grants?! You heard right. Here at CIS Abroad, we believe that study and intern abroad experiences are for ALL students. After all, it’s not about where you’ve come from – it’s where you’re going! (And you’re going places, believe us.) In fact, many of our leaders are first-generation college […]