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


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,


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


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


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


Why I Chose an Interterm Abroad

October 30, 2020 by Natalia Catalina Cuttitta | education abroad

Natalia Catalina Cuttitta ‘20, Television Writing and Production major/Film Music minor, participated in the interterm 2019 Travel Course, “REL 333: Religion and Gender in Harry Potter Travel Course,” to London, England. In her blog post below, she discusses her personal motivation for participating, how she prepared, and why it was all worth it. 15:00, 3rd


Expecting the Unexpected

October 12, 2020 by Rosa Nguyen | education abroad

Rosa Nguyen ‘21, Business Administration and Psychology double-major, participated in a fall 2019 semester abroad program in Glasgow, Scotland. Bundled up in layers of warm wool sweaters and worn water-resistant gear, our group of 20 students and a handful of staff paddled out in our kayaks. The shore faded into the mist behind us, with


Gateway to Taiwan Initiative

October 3, 2020 by Kayla Brooks | travel

Each semester, the Center for Global Education hosts a series of events in support of the Gateway to Taiwan Initiative. The Center for Global Education, in collaboration with the Department of World Languages and Culture, additional departments at Chapman University, and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, created the Gateway to Taiwan Initiative in the


Meet the 2020/21 CGE Student Team

October 2, 2020 by Kayla Brooks | education abroad

The Center for Global Education would like to introduce our outstanding student team. The CGE student team is comprised of Peer Advisors, Graduate Assistants, and Student Assistants. Although our student team may be working remotely, they are still accessible. Students can meet with a Peer Advisor through our Peer Advising Drop-In hours to join a


Study Abroad: Into the “Known”

September 25, 2020 by Lisa Matsui | education abroad

Lisa Matsui ‘21, Global Communication and World Languages major/Public Relations minor, participated in a spring 2019 semester abroad program in Tokyo, Japan. As a Japanese American who has frequented Tokyo several times before to visit relatives, I was definitely concerned with whether this trip abroad would be “worth it.” Most college students are only able

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