Building confidence, community, and an appetite
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
3w ago
It helps to be a part of a deep-rooted Italian community if you’re looking to be taught how to cook pasta the “right” way. Accepting new ways of doing things can also help you build the confidence to teach others about your own values as well. University of Nevada, Las Vegas graduate Ryder Hankins will walk us through the lasting impact of making good food and finding a friendly community as a queer person during his time in both the USAC Viterbo and USAC Torino programs. In this episode, we will also feature a segment of “You Belong,” a video presentation by USAC Chiang Mai alumnus Ami King ..read more
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Exploring with Alumni: France, Japan, Korea & UK
University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) Students Beyond Borders
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1M ago
Let's talk Study Abroad! From London bathrooms to Korean Fried Chicken, University of Nevada, Reno students and alumni Angelica, Dominic, Kaycee, and Olivia share their advice and most valuable study abroad experiences in France, Japan, Korea and the UK. Have an idea for a future episode or just want to learn more about study abroad? Email us at studyabroad@usac.edu ..read more
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S4, Ep. 7 - Lifelong Benefits of Learning a Language
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
Ciao, hola, bonjour ... and welcome to our language learning panel! USAC alumni and staff — Smriti Chhabra, Brent Coulter, Simona Lai and Erin Whelchel — share their language learning experiences and reflections, as well as the benefits and challenges, opportunities and possibilities that knowing a second language offers. Did you know that you can learn two years of language in a semester abroad? Explore 2023 study abroad programs and take your language skills to the next level.  ..read more
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S4, Ep. 6 - LGBTQIA+, POC Business Owner & Alumni Reflection
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
Eric Torres Garcia — a Mexican American, two-time USAC Italy alumnus — shares how self-discovery abroad helped him embrace his identity as a gay man and gelato-making inspired his viral hot chocolate creation and business, Cocoa Bombs™. Learn more about Cocoa Bombs™, study abroad in USAC Verona and Torino, and explore our  LBGTQIA+ resources to help you find your ideal experience abroad.  ..read more
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S4, Ep. 5 - Former State Senator & USAC Alumna Shares Study Abroad Career Impacts
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
Julia Ratti — USAC San Sebastián alumna, former Girl Scouts CEO and Nevada State Senator (D-Sparks), and current Director of Programs and Projects at the Washoe County Health District — chats about the impact study abroad had on her career and worldview.  Julia shares her perspective on women in leadership, inequality and systemic issues, health and wellness impacts, and why she thinks study abroad should be accessible to all students.  Learn more about our study abroad programs and scholarships.  ..read more
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S4, Ep. 4 – LGBTQIA+ Abroad: Alumni Reflection
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
In this episode with hosts Amber and Nicole, Brent Coulter, USAC Chengdu and San Sebastián alumni, shares his experiences as a gay man abroad, including how to find LGBTQIA+ communities, make connections and re-define identity, and how his study abroad opened doors to an unimaginable future. Explore LGBTQIA+ study abroad topics and learn more about upcoming USAC programs. About Brent Brent has lived abroad for more than seven years and currently works as a Case Manager for Policy Violations at Meta. He studied abroad through USAC in San Sebastián, Spain and Chengdu, China where he later star ..read more
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S4, Ep. 3 – Discover the Middle East: Haifa, Israel Study Abroad
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
In this episode, hosts Amber and Nicole chat with Jade Wright and Brendan Henry, Haifa alumni about their study abroad experiences, including common Middle East misconceptions, studying Arabic, how studying abroad contributed to their careers, and the Discover Middle East Scholarship Jade founded. Find out more about USAC's Haifa program and learn about the Discover Middle East Scholarship.  ..read more
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S4, Ep. 2 – Black and Abroad Alumni Panel
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
During Black History Month, Amber Aiton, Students Beyond Borders co-host and Alumni Relations Officer, sat down with three USAC alumni to discuss their experiences as Black students abroad. With a spotlight on racial identity, overcoming barriers, and personal growth, our USAC alumni panelists share their honest reflections of their study abroad experiences in Korea, Thailand, and India and how their worldviews evolved. This panel was offered as part of our Global Perspectives Program panel series. Stay up-to-date on upcoming USAC events by subscribing to our newsletter.  ..read more
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S4, Ep. 1 – Top 6 Tips for Finding Balance During Your Study Abroad
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
Congratulations! After months of planning, you are finally studying abroad. This time abroad is going to be filled with a ton of new and exciting opportunities, but if you don't find a balance, you may quickly find yourself burning out.  In this episode we talk about the importance of: 1. A morning routine. 2. Staying mindful and present. 3. Drinking enough water and staying healthy. 4. Dedicating spaces for study. 5. Methods to help you reflect and share your experience. And SO much more! Tune in to learn how you can find the perfect balance during your time abroad ..read more
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S4, Episode 3: Discover the Middle East—Haifa, Israel Study Abroad
University Studies Abroad Consortium
by USAC Marketing
2y ago
In this episode, hosts Amber and Nicole chat with Jade Wright and Brendan Henry, Haifa alumni about their study abroad experiences, including common Middle East misconceptions, studying Arabic, how studying abroad contributed to their careers, and the Discover Middle East Scholarship Jade founded. Find out more about USAC's Haifa program and learn about the Discover Middle East Scholarship.  ..read more
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