Tips and Tales From Around the Globe

8 Tips for Interning Abroad in Portugal

Kristin Micheletti | December.02.2022

 

Portugal- Europe's oldest country- is a beautiful, diverse, and geographically small country that has something to offer everyone. Do you want to ride the cable cars up the hills of historical Lisbon? Or catch some of the biggest waves to surf in the world? Or perhaps climb a volcano on the Azores? Portugal offers it all! 

10 Low- or No-Cost Must-Do Activities in Prague

Tessa Lane | December.01.2022

 

Make the most of your time in Prague without breaking your budget!Prague is a very affordable city full of culture and things to do. Even the most famous sites are super affordable to visit! 

Helpful Insights on Life Interning Abroad in Paris

Madeline | September.30.2022
 

Say Yes to Sydney!

Maddy Stimac | July.27.2022

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Networking: How to Make an Entrance

Melissa Elliotte | July.18.2022

Networking (Ooof!), even for the extrovert – this word can cause some angst. Why do we need to do it and how do we survive or, dare I say, even enjoy it? As you start articulating professional goals, it’s important to identify strengths and weaknesses early when it comes to networking. I’m the kind of person who is great at small talk over coffee or at an event, but cringes in a social media space. For that matter, when and where is it even appropriate to network? And how can you embrace both in person and virtual engagement while still staying authentic to yourself? Let’s dive in and see how the temperature feels and learn together!

Calling All Fashion Enthusiasts!

Ashley Brooks | July.06.2022

 

Going Green Abroad

Rebecca Newman | June.27.2022

 

Are you excited to explore the world but worried about how your travels abroad might impact the environment? If so, this is the right blog for you! In response to the overwhelming global climate crisis, Global Experiences (GE) is pleased to make Sustainability a key priority when considering organizational, operational, and programming decisions. We understand that the only way to effectively combat this crisis and mitigate the effects of climate change is to drastically reduce our environmental impact. Therefore, Global Experiences, part of the AIFS Abroad family, has committed to reaching carbon neutrality by the year 2025. You can read more about the Green Initiative on our website. While this is a super exciting initiative for GE, we also want to provide resources to interns to improve sustainable practices during their travels. Below are some tips to follow during your internship abroad experience, to reduce your carbon footprint.  

Seeing Your "Othered" Identity as Your Superpower

Kory Saunders | June.20.2022

You may feel that you are the "other" because you are the only person or one of the few people with your identity(s). In context, "othering" occurs when a marginalized identity differs, and is often excluded, from that of the dominant culture. When speaking of othering in this context Jiaqi Zhou defines it in a helpful way. “Othering is a way of negating another person's individual humanity and, consequently, those that have been othered are seen as less worthy of dignity and respect. On an individual level, othering plays a role in the formation of prejudices against people and groups.” (Jiaqi Zhou, https://www.verywellmind.com)

Practical Packing for Your Time Abroad

Kelsey Bridewell | May.24.2022

 

Are you ready to jet off on the experience of a lifetime?

I am sure you have heard time and time again that studying, interning, and traveling abroad will change your life. However, packing up your life to live out of a suitcase for 2, 4, 6 months, to a year is tough! You may be asking yourself, should I bring these pants? Well, if I bring these pants, then I must bring this shirt... But if this is one outfit, then I need to bring these shoes because they are the only thing that goes with that outfit! The cycle continues until you are completely over packed and out of space in your double suitcase and carry on. Fear not! I am here to help you with a master packing guide and anecdotes from past travelers.

The Study Cycle- 6 Steps To Studying Successfully

Kelsey Norton | April.05.2022

The study cycle is a tried and true way of retaining information and developing a complete understanding of a course. When moving to a new country, and learning a new language it can be hard to understand the course structure, and even harder to develop a study routine. The goal of a study cycle is to add structure to your already hectic schedule. By carving out time in your daily life, to study you can then effectively learn the material. So let's take a look at what the study cycle is, and some ways we can use and modify it to fit your needs when you are abroad. 

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