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Posts tagged "study abroad"
[video] that time we witnessed a miracle in ferrara

[video] that time we witnessed a miracle in ferrara

In his closing remarks at the end of Mass, Priest Don Franco called our meeting un miracolo. Two months ago, my friends and I stumbled into an empty Cathedral in Ferrara and I wound up with an incredible opportunity to sing for a packed Palm Sunday Mass.
kiss me through the phone...or don't?

kiss me through the phone…or don’t?

When Soulja Boy advised us all to kiss him through the phone, he obviously didn’t have international travel plans in mind.  Phone service can be one of the most troubling aspects of adjusting to expat life, but we have a few tips to prevent heinous roaming charges and communication meltdowns.
so you wanna work abroad?

so you wanna work abroad?

Master’s student at the Taylor Institute in Lugano, Switzerland, junior analyst at The North Face, and gorgeous RSJ Contributor Jeannie Vaughan shares her experience as a working expat.  From securing an opportunity to making the most of it, Jeannie answers the most common questions we receive about landing international experience on your resume.
can't eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

can’t eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort relays her experience as a gluten-free jetsetter, and provides six incredible tips to allay your food allergy fears while abroad.  Dana may be saying nyet to crepes and baguettes, but you won’t find her sitting at home anytime soon!
planning a successful itinerary

planning a successful itinerary

What are you going to do with your infamous study abroad spring break? Or your internship’s precious holiday vacation? RSJ has several tips to make the most of your time off, and avoid becoming fodder for the next episode of The Amazing Race.
change in latitude, change in attitude: a travel partner survival guide

change in latitude, change in attitude: a travel partner survival guide

Do you have nightmares of your best friend becoming your mortal enemy after a trip to Copenhagen gone-awry? Here is a complete survival guide to help ensure that you and your travel buddies still love one another at the end of trip.
[playlist] the melody lingers on...

[playlist] the melody lingers on…

From Lady Gaga on the West Bank to the Spice Girls in Nepal.  RSJ contributors share the songs that serve as a soundtrack to their global adventures.  [NEW] You can jam to our tracks right from this post!
"catalana al cor" - the benefits of learning a lesser-known language

“catalana al cor” – the benefits of learning a lesser-known language

When the rest of your classmates are reaching for coveted spots in French & Spanish classes, you may want to venture the road less traveled.  
arranging visas: who to ask, who to pay

arranging visas: who to ask, who to pay

Stephanie thought her home university’s study abroad office was the best source for information regarding visas.  When a prominent counselor from the department sent her an email with wishes for a fabulous semester in Hungary, she began to think twice.  Her destination was the UK. 
convince your parents

convince your parents

A close friend of mine always reminds me in times of trouble that “poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.”  I don’t know where he picked up that catch phrase, but it’s profoundly true…most of the time. And then sometimes it isn’t.
why study abroad might refresh your friends list

why study abroad might refresh your friends list

When I  sit down with study abroad nay-sayers and cautious plane-hoppers, I’m often faced with the same fear masked in a variety of forms.
is asia the new europe?

is asia the new europe?

While each passing January sees thousands of students flocking from the classrooms of college to the cobblestones of Europe, new economic overhauls and global power shifts may cause a rise in students considering more Eastern locales.