Study Abroad and Graduate Students

Study Abroad and Graduate Students

Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg There are many opportunities for graduate students to study abroad. Ask your advisor about the prospects in your field. In some graduate programs, students can complete internships and practicum abroad. In others, students travel abroad for teaching and research purposes. If you’re researching any human subjects, don’t forget that each participant must…

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Study Abroad and Graduation

Study Abroad and Graduate Students

Nothing happens unless first a dream. ~Carl Sandburg Studying abroad doesn’t affect your graduation With careful planning, studying abroad does not have to delay your graduation. In fact, it can speed up your graduation in some instances. I have seen Spanish majors complete all their language requirements in one or two semesters, and German majors get 20 credits for one…

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Romania Study Abroad

Garden at a Romanian Orthodox Church

Romania may not be your typical study-abroad destination, but it’s one of the most genuine countries I’ve ever known. The people are warm and welcoming and the hospitality unmatched. Some think of Romania as a mystical place full of Transylvanian vampires in creepy castles, but from my own travels to the country, I found it to be so much more.…

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Hungary Study Abroad

Parliament from Buda

Hungary caught the attention of the world on numerous occasions with its revolution in 1956, drawing cheers and tears from foes of Stalinism to the opening of its border to Austria in 1989, portending the collapse of communism and ripping the “Iron Curtain” to shreds. Who would have thought a country roughly the size of Indiana, landlocked by Austria, Croatia,…

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Kalymnos: My Big Fat Greek “Finding Family” Adventure

Kalymnos, Greece

In preparation for my study abroad program in Italy, I decided that I wanted to visit Greece for about two weeks, not just because of all the great things I heard about it, but I was curious to see if I could find family over there and also learn more about my Greek heritage. Because of my heritage, I am…

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“Dear Connor”… Benefits of a Global Penpal Exchange

When I was a senior in high school, my French class teacher had a brilliant idea for us to participate in an international penpal exchange. All we had to do was sign up and a company did all the rest. As soon as I found out my penpal was an Irish guy from Northern Ireland, I was a little disappointed. After…

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Study Abroad or College Abroad?

When I was a Bachelor’s student, I had the opportunity to spend a trimester College abroad at Flensburg University in Germany. I was studying German at the time and thought it would be easy once I was accepted to the exchange program. But several things stood in my way. First, I hadn’t anticipated the cost. I was told that because there were very…

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Contemporary Kazakhstan: Life on the 21st Century Silk Road

Green Bazaar in Almaty, Kazakhstan

Interested in learning about nomadic cultures, or what modern life is like on the Silk Road? Consider Kazakhstan! Sharing borders and history with Russia and China, and a stone’s throw from many of the geopolitical hotspots of the world, this Central Asian Republic holds rich potential for cultural discovery and study abroad. From the soaring Tian Shan mountain peaks over…

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Unspoken Rules in Study Abroad

“What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say” —Ralph Waldo Emerson Before you go abroad, it is important to know the unspoken rules within the customs and culture. Most of the time, we don’t think twice about what we’re doing, let alone how it might be offensive. If you knew that direct eye contact was…

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Ireland – Fàilte! Study Abroad

To experience a unique culture and rich history, look no further than the Emerald Isle. The Republic of Ireland has a rich cultural history, with distinctive musical, linguistic, and religious traditions that have influenced Western culture for centuries. This nation offers much for seekers of knowledge to learn about, and for seekers of adventure to discover. Ireland has grown in…

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