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International perspective: an Iranian student in Australia

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 06/14/2022 - 12:45

I was born in  the Iranian capital of Tehran, and have enjoyed playing video games from an early age. This passion led me to pursue a career in computers and technology, culminating in a bachelor’s degree in software engineering and my first master’s degree in eCommerce, to understand the connection between technology and businesses. 
 

New country, new school, new cane: studying abroad with a disability

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 06/10/2022 - 11:46

I knew that going back to school in my forties would be difficult. However, I did not realise how complex it would be until my second day in Dublin. As I walked outside, I noticed that I could not tell the difference between the street and the sidewalk (or pavement, as the Irish say).

Inspiring the next generation of international business leaders at the Toronto School of Management

Submitted by ashton.wenborn on Tue, 06/07/2022 - 13:30

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Studying abroad can be an experience that is rich in opportunities for gaining new skills. But it also comes with plenty of unknowns, from navigating visa requirements to finding accommodation in an unfamiliar city.

International perspective: a German student studying in Italy and France

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 06/06/2022 - 11:34

The idea of studying abroad started early for me. When I was a child, my parents would take me to France in the summer and it became my second home. When I started studying French and Italian literature at LMU Munich I knew that if I got the opportunity I wanted to spend a term in France. 

Where did UK royals go to university?

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Wed, 06/01/2022 - 17:05

The royal family is a well-known symbol of the UK. In the past, royals did not traditionally go to university, instead taking up royal duties after completing their schooling. However, these days young members of the British royal family are more likely to head to university before juggling jobs alongside royal engagements and charity work.

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From an Indian village to studying at an international university in Qatar

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Fri, 05/27/2022 - 11:22

I come from a small village in Uttar Pradesh surrounded by lush green crops and mango orchards.

My father works as a farmer and my mother is a homemaker. Like my family, the major occupation of people in my village is farming, and had VidyaGyan School not selected me in 2012, I would not be sharing my study-abroad experience here.

International perspective: a Chinese student in the Netherlands

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Tue, 05/24/2022 - 10:56

I grew up wanting to explore the world. I knew that if I travelled, I would meet people with different cultures and languages. I would see what connects us all as human beings. 

As an anthropology student, I believe our values and beliefs are best developed by seeing the world and experiencing new things. This attitude led me to travel out of China and into Europe.

International education focuses on the application and practice of knowledge, the development of critical thinking and the enhancement of soft skills, which is what I wanted. 

International student: a US student in the Netherlands

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Mon, 05/23/2022 - 12:48

Why Europe? Why the University of Amsterdam

I always knew I wanted to live abroad. During my junior year, I studied in Sydney, Australia and completely fell in love with it. My time studying abroad had such a significant impact on my love for travelling and learning about other cultures that I knew I wanted to experience that again.

Studying in Spain as an international student

Submitted by grace.mccabe on Fri, 05/20/2022 - 15:29

I first thought about studying abroad during the second year of my bachelor’s degree.

I was studying international relations and modern languages, specialising in Spanish and Chinese. Since my Spanish was getting pretty good and I wanted to pursue my studies at the postgraduate level, I started researching for master’s degrees in political science or international relations that would take me to Spain or Mexico.

Three tips for overcoming language barriers as an international student

Submitted by seeta.bhardwa@… on Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:11

Studying abroad is a rewarding experience for multiple reasons ranging from intercultural experiences to developing self-reliance.

However, sometimes language barriers may create hurdles for students that could prevent them from exploring their full potential. Getting acquainted with a new language, and sometimes culture, can be stressful and daunting.