September 28, 2012

Interested in Studying Abroad? Check Out These Organizations

Are you bored with your current educational situation? Do you find yourself longing for more than the average classroom college experience? If so, you might consider studying abroad for a semester. With interest in this realm only growing, there is no shortage of programs or options available for students interested in venturing out into the great wide unknown.

Below is a list of some organizations that promote and encourage students to study in countries outside of their own. With partnering schools in various cities across the world, these organizations have something for everyone.

September 14, 2012

International Student Festival in Trondheim 2013

Do you want to be a part of the world’s largest student festival? Apply for participation at ISFiT 2013 for an experience unlike anything you have ever known!

ISFiT is short for the “International Student Festival in Trondheim”. What the name does not say, is that ISFiT is also the world’s largest international student festival. ISFiT is arranged every other year, and each festival has a theme related to social and political topics with international relevance. The theme for ISFiT 2013 is global trade, and the festival is held from the 7th to the 17th of February, in the city of Trondheim, Norway. Here, over 450 students from all over the world gather to attend 17 different workshops and take part in the festivals culture program. ISFiT is a non-profit organization and is brought to life with the efforts of more than 400 student volunteers.

September 7, 2012

Survival Tips From a Used-to-be Expat College Student

Technology is increasingly making the workplace a global one. Even if you get a job in your home town, it’s likely you’ll find yourself interacting with people across the world, whether they’re customers, co-workers, or your boss. The ability to interact effectively with people of various cultures is becoming more and more important, which is why studying abroad during college can be such a valuable experience.

But besides the resume boost, I can tell you from personal experience that becoming an expat for a period of time can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. My ability to speak another language is one of my proudest accomplishments, and through learning about another culture, I learned so much about my own.

Still, taking the leap to go abroad for all or part of college isn’t an easy decision. Leaving your comfort zone can be scary, so here are a few tips to make your experience a positive one.