When I first received approval from Michigan’s Center for Global and Intercultural Study getting an internship abroad had not dawned on me. However along with the materials for moving forward for a semester abroad in Sydney was information about classes and an internship placement program. I filled out the application on a whim but was approved to take on an internship as my 4th academic course.
An internship abroad is a large commitment but can also be great if you aren’t going to be home for summer or just want to take advantage of business in an international realm. Continue reading
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We love our current global ambassadors so much that we want to recruit more! If you’re a college student who’s planning to study abroad this summer, consider becoming an Abroad101 global ambassador. You’ll have your writing showcased on our blog, gain valuable communications experience and get to sport one of our really cool neon t-shirts! Continue reading
When we travel abroad and encounter a different culture, our default reaction is to compare it to the culture we know. Jake is from a small town in Illinois, the following are some of his observations of everyday life in Taiwan:
There is a serious lack of garbage cans in Taiwan. Sometimes I have something I want to throw away, as people often do. In the United States you can find a garbage can just about anywhere, restaurants, classrooms, the library, on the bus, you name it. Here in Taiwan, there is apparently a much lower demand for trash receptacles, because I usually end up with garbage in my pocket.