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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 […]
Volunteering with Spanish Children | Student Blog from Barcelona
A unique experience abroad My Carnival celebration this year was a little different than that of my peers on CIS Abroad in Barcelona programs. No one else in my program got tackled to the ground in hugs by Spiderman, a pirate, and Anna from Frozen. No one else had their name screamed in excitement followed […]
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.