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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
When the rest of your classmates are reaching for coveted spots in French & Spanish classes, you may want to venture the road less traveled.
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.
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.
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.