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The Many Benefits of Study Abroad

Study abroad is not a new concept, but it’s possible that it has never been more important than now. In an age of polarization, stereotypes, and circle-the-wagons mentality, there would be very few college students I would NOT advise to spend at least a semester studying abroad. In this week’s podcast episode, we speak with […]

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Why Every Student Should Globalize Himself

My wife and I recently watched an interesting historical fiction movie called “The Physician,” in which a young English lad in the Dark Ages hears of a Persian healer who is training other healers in anatomy and medicine. The young Englishman begins his odyssey to the fabled city of Isfahan in hopes of studying under this […]

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Stepping Outside, Pt. 3 – How International Experience Will Improve Your Job Prospects

It’s undeniable. We are in a global age where business, education, technology, and entertainment happen on a global scale. Most employers agree on a certain number of advantages that spending time abroad will add to your resumé. According to mba.com, here are six reasons why international experience — whether study abroad, internships, or extended stays — […]

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Stepping Outside, Part 2 – How Spending Time Abroad Makes You a Better Problem Solver

In my last post, I said these two words alone can change your life: stepping outside. Whether it’s across the street to a neighbor from a different culture or across the ocean, separating oneself from one’s home subculture is a vital step in the maturing process. Whether studying abroad, volunteering with a charity or mission […]

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Two Words that Will Change Your Life

Every year, I take our graduating senior class to lunch to check in with them, take their pulse, and give them a few encouraging words in this very pivotal year in their lives. One thing you will always hear me tell them, year after year, is contained in two words: STEP OUTSIDE. This won’t always […]

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