1) Parks: Chengdu has so many parks!!!! And every park is so unique and amazing.
I went to 2 parks while at my stay in Chengdu.
My favorite by far was Ren Min Park. First off it is completely free to get in and there is so much to do there. It was so good that I went back twice more. The first time I went I actually joined in a Chinese flash mob to the song…Milkshake by Kelis as the intro song.
The below was submitted by our Global Ambassador, Maggie, in Tanzania. Maggie has been in Tanzania since June 9th and this post was written before she left about her hopes and desires for the program.
Hey All, My name is Maggie Rodney. I’m nineteen years old and I’m about to be a Junior at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. I was born and raised in Danbury, Connecticut, but currently, when I’m not in school, I live in Boulder, Colorado.
Everyone knows finding a job post-graduation these days can be challenging, especially if you’re looking for something that will really help with your professional development. Before you fall back into that comfortable bartending or waitressing summer gig that you’ve had the past three years, use this time in your life to explore more of the world (and yourself) by teaching English abroad. It is estimated that a BILLION people in the world are currently English as a Second Language (ESL) learners. That means, the demand for ESL teachers is at its highest it’s ever been! Continue reading
This week, and today especially, the country of Greece has been in the news. Another general election is coming up and it’s set to determine much of Greece’s immediate fate. From a study abroad perspective, this means a lot for what an experience in this country will be like. Yet difficult circumstances within the country, does not mean a study abroad experience will be difficult. To read more about this, see a guest post from a student who spent her spring semester in Greece. And for a beautiful shot of Greece, see below! This shot was taken during a College Year in Athens program. The photo was taken in Nafpaktos, Greece.
Happy Friday All!
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Submitted by Allyce Morino, Abroad101 Global Ambassador in Viterbo, Italy
Ciao! My name is Allyce Morino, and I will be studying with USAC’s 5-week summer session in Viterbo, Italy! I was born and raised in Modesto, California, which is about an hour and a half east of San Francisco. I am in my final year of college at California State University, Stanislaus, where I am majoring in English with a minor in Journalism. I am so excited to travel to Italy and share my experiences with the world and provide advice for students planning to study abroad in the future!
Today we have a very special guest on our blog. We are honored to feature the lovely and VERY well travelled Angie Orth, who studied abroad in Paris back in 2003. Today Angie has a successful travel blog that documents her jaunts through the slums in Kenya to gelato in Rome and everything in between. We asked Angie if she could reflect a bit on her own study abroad experience and how it’s shaped who she is today. Here’s what she had to say.
Submitted by Meg Bauer, Global Ambassador in Brisbane, Australia.
My dream of visiting Sydney, Australia came true!
Ever since I watched Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen’s movie “Our Lips Are Sealed,” I’ve always wanted to go to Sydney, Australia! I’ve dreamed of seeing the Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
We are pleased to introduce Francesca Limjuco, who is a well traveled student from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, and is participating in USAC’s month long program in Madrid, Spain! She has previously studied abroad in the Philippines, Italy, and China, so we can’t wait to hear how her prior study abroad adventures have prepared her for a summer in Madrid! The following is Francesca’s first post, describing a recent trip to the Museo Nacional de Antropologia and what that experience meant to her.