Tag: Study Abroad

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Is Study Abroad Right for You – or Someone You Know?

For most college students, the allure of studying abroad can be intoxicating. That’s because students tend to initially focus on the “abroad” part. But make no mistake about it: studying abroad is a serious undertaking.

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Former Student Launches Website for Students Studying Abroad

Guest blogger Michael Flatt, co-founder of StudentsGoneGlobal.com, shares how he started his own website to enable students to share and learn from each others’ study abroad stories before, during and after the experience.

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Study Abroad Survey Launched with IIE and AIFS

If you have studied abroad in the past five years, please take this survey designed to inform my next book. Pass it on to others who have as well!

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Go Global! Don’t Underestimate Foreign Language Learning

Beth Cubanski writes about the important role foreign language learning has played in her life so far and her exchange student experience while still in high school. She’s currently a freshman at American U in Washington, D.C.

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Recent Grad Shares Tips for Successful Study Abroad

Guest blogger Kelly Loughlin, a recent graduate now living and working in San Francisco, advises students on the ins and outs of the important study abroad experience.

MBA Programs Mandate Study Abroad

MBA programs are incorporating study abroad in their curricula. Approaches vary but mandatory time abroad working on a specific business problem is proving most valuable.  Two schools leading the pack are Yale School of Management and George Washington University’s Global MBA program. Yale SOM revamped its curriculum in 2006 by replacing standard finance and marketing […]

Brazil Moves Onto Global Stage

Brazil moves onto the global stage: Campuses take note by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan Brazil has arrived, and its strong economy is capturing attention. Latin America’s largest economy is poised to realize its potential as a global player. Leading the charge, President Luiz Inacio da Silva has demonstrated the right touch when it comes to economic prosperity. […]

Study Abroad Students: Emphasize Your Curiosity and Open-Mindedness

The Expert: Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, international careers expert and co-author of Get Ahead By Going Abroad: A Woman’s Guide to Fast-Track Career Success (HarperCollins, 2007). The Issue: Employers are drawn to the curiosity—and “the ability to enjoy risk”—that compel college students to study abroad. In a recent article you wrote about employers’ views of study […]

American Students Studying Abroad Has Declined for First Time in 25 Years

The Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange released on Nov. 15 reported a decrease in the number of American students studying abroad. Published annually by the Institute of International Education — with funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs — the report shows that 260,327 students studied abroad for […]

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Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Stacie Berdan is an international careers expert and award-winning author. She has worked in more than 50 countries and continues to counsel companies on global issues. She spends a great deal of her time speaking on college campuses where her advice on global careers has been characterized as "engaging, insightful, inspirational and authentic" by professionals, campus counselors and students alike.

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