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Peer Chats: Becoming a sight-thinker

May 12, 2021 by Anderson Hill | education abroad

Anderson Hill ‘21 is a Peer Advisor in the Center for Global Education. He is earning his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and sailed on Semester at Sea in Fall 2019. One of the first things we were told as students on Semester at Sea was “just because you’re studying abroad doesn’t mean you’re a

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Peer Chats: 10 Helpful Tips for Studying Abroad

April 22, 2021 by Natalie Hartman | education abroad

Natalie Hartman ‘23 is a Peer Advisor in the Center for Global Education. She is earning her undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Creative and Cultural Industries. Although I have traveled to numerous countries, with the constraints of COVID-19 I have not yet had the opportunity to study abroad through Chapman. However,

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From a Cinexperience in Asia to Peace Corps in Senegal

March 22, 2021 by Ben Field | education abroad

Ben Field ’18 is a Film Studies and Political Science graduate of Chapman University. Growing up as the son of a travel agent, I was rarely spared from the unsolicited lectures my mother would dive into when preaching the gospel of international discovery. Her years in the travel industry and European upbringing engendered a sense

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A Whole Semester?

February 11, 2021 by Caroline DeStefano | education abroad

Caroline DeStefano ’21 is a Graduate Assistant Global Education Advisor in the Center for Global Education. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology and is pursuing a Masters in Leadership Development. Caroline studied abroad on Semester at Sea in spring 2018. When I was a junior in high school, I remember touring Chapman’s campus and

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Data Analytics Majors Abroad

January 5, 2021 by | education abroad

STEM fields are fast-growing, yet only 6% of Chapman students who study abroad are STEM majors. Get inspired to go abroad from James’ and Josh’s experiences abroad fulfilling their Data Analytics major requirements while taking cultural courses, discovering new strengths, and staying on track with their graduation plans.  James Kistner ’21, Data Analytics major, studied

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National Health Insurance Abroad

January 4, 2021 by Noel McGuire | education abroad

Noel McGuire ’21 is a Graduate Assistant Global Education Advisor in the Center for Global Education. She earned her undergraduate degree in Strategic and Corporate Communication and is pursuing a Masters in Health and Strategic Communication. Noel studied abroad in spring 2019 at Temple University, Tokyo, Japan. Like many others, I have never enjoyed going

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Chapman Increases Global Education Rankings

November 23, 2020 by | Uncategorized

The 2020 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released November 16 by the Institute of International Education (IIE), provides a critical baseline on the state of international educational exchange prior to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report highlights that during the 2018/2019 academic year, 347,099 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit,

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New Ideas in New Zealand

November 23, 2020 by Laurel Tamayo | education abroad

Laurel Tamayo ‘21, Environmental Science and Policy major and Documentary Film minor, participated in a spring 2019 semester abroad program in Wellington, New Zealand. About Me My name is Laurel Tamayo, and I’m a senior Environmental Science and Policy Major and Documentary Film Minor. I decided to study abroad in New Zealand after learning about

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Increase Your Intercultural Fluency During COVID

November 13, 2020 by | education abroad

Intercultural fluency is the knowledge of and communication between people from different cultures. The National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) has defined “career readiness” competencies that employers value, including intercultural fluency, because they prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace. Global education experiences, including semesters abroad, faculty-led Travel Courses, and international

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One Travel Course, Four Languages to Know

October 30, 2020 by Sarah Kaino | education abroad

Sarah Kaino ’20 participated in the interterm ’20 travel course, “SCC 329/DOC 329: Social Nonfiction Methodologies,” to the Philippines. In her blog post below, she writes about how her trip to the Philippines was meant to be just another course but turned out to be an exploration of her identities. I will be the first

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