Covid-19 Resources

Here is a list of resources pertaining to traveling during COVID-19. This list of resources is a living document and will be updated throughout the year with new resources. This includes all the countries/states/territories that we send students to as well as information from health organizations. If you have any questions related to traveling during…

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COVID-19 FAQS

The pandemic has caused a lot of uncertainty in what to expect with traveling. This page was created to help answer any questions you have about traveling during COVID-19. This page will be updated throughout the year, so we can constantly be providing you with information. If you have a question that is not listed,…

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Making Nature my Classroom

By Brooke Finkill  Though the Media, Ecology, and Technology program only lasts ten days, those days are jammed full of exciting excursions that will leave you with an “explosion of awareness” as faculty program leader Dr. Barry Vacker likes to call it. Some of the excursions include a hike at the Agua Fria National Monument,…

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Adapting to Life Abroad

By: Lauren Horne Schoolwork can be daunting for any college student, but a different challenge is added when going abroad. When I studied at Goldsmiths, University of London, I was so excited to take classes with my British professors and classmates. I figured school life there wouldn’t be too hard. They speak english so that’s…

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Embodying Your Study Abroad Project: Tattoos

By: Isaac Smoler Schatz I didn’t know I would come home from my study abroad experience in South Africa with two new tattoos. I can definitely confirm that they not only remind me of the experiences from being abroad, but also represent the running theme of my time there and the friends I made. I…

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Packing Tips for all the Overpackers during COVID-19

I’m not sure how qualified I am to write this article considering that I am the world’s worst packer. Ideally, I would like to be someone that lightly packs and really only packs the necessities. Unfortunately, I’m not that person. I am the person who brings almost everything I own in case “something happens” and…

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Gaining a Green Perspective in 10 Days or Less

by: Brooke Finkill Would you believe me if I told you it’s possible to expand your consciousness and alter your entire way of thinking in just ten days? If you would have told me that my point of view would be forever changed in ten days in Arizona on the Media, Ecology, and Technology Program,…

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What It’s Like to Study/Intern Abroad as an Asian-American Woman

Intersectionality is my everyday reality. Having lived my whole life in Philadelphia, I have been exposed to incredible diversity. Although this has contributed positively to my personal and societal awareness, it certainly has not meant that I was saved from exposure to the usual racial and sexual obstacles faced by women of colour. I’ve had…

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Good News! You Don’t Need to Stop Talking About Studying Away

By: Jackie Grace So you studied abroad! Maybe you interned, too and now you have all of this amazing knowledge and these incredible stories to share and you just don’t know where to start. You can’t wait to tell every single person you come in contact with about your time away but, with that being…

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For the Love of Study Abroad

By: Isaac Smoler Schatz A big part of what makes studying abroad a bit intimidating is the prospect of not knowing anyone and being physically distant from friends, family, and other folks who you care about and who care about you. If you’re in a relationship and you’re anything like me, the thought of leaving…

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5 Steps to Get your Study Abroad Process Started

Studying abroad is such an incredible and unique experience for students to step out of their comfort zone and be immersed in another culture. Let’s go over what you need to do to get your study abroad process started. #1: Research Program Opportunities Use the Klein GO Portal to explore the different programs that are…

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