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Author: Chris Carlton

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Where should you go? For how long? How can you afford it.....?

These are just a few of the questions we discuss on The Study Abroadcast. If you're thinking about studying abroad this is a perfect podcast for you to listen to in order to motivate, and inspire your inner Indiana Jones or Carmen Sandiego.

Get ideas from others. Make plans for your own. And for Pete's sake, study abroad...smarter.
82 Episodes
“I would’ve never imagined I could have gone to Japan if it wasn’t for these people meeting me and inspiring me to do more ” — Cameron Peagler (truhiro)
 Cameron Peagler, a Gilman Alumni Ambassador and Wright State University alumnus talks about wha it was like to live and learn in Japan. You get a wholistic view of the entire country as Cameron explains what it was like to eat, sleep, and breathe Japanese cuisine, culture, and heritage. 
Brandon Losh and Johnny Felsenthal are basically best friends who studied abroad at the same time, and had two vastly different experiences. After listening to the interview, if you listen to the interview in its entirety you walk away scratching your head wondering who had a better time. It's packed with stories, life lessons, and tips that you can take on your own study abroad trip. Berlin (but basically Europe), and Semester at Sea....Annnnddd Go!
Marty Tillman is the President of Global Career Compass, which is an international education consultancy located in Washington D.C. We met at The Global IIE Summit in NYC a few months ago and decided to get an interview on the books.Marty's vast experience in the field the reason why I had him on the show. A constant theme throughout the the podcast is affordability - 'The question isn't how can you afford to study abroad, rather, how can you afford not to?' Marty's interview is further evidence of that assertion.  
Cierra Powell knocked it out of the park with this interview. She was the first Study Abroadcast Gilman Award winning interviewee. Long overdue, but we finally got one of the esteemed Gilman alumna on the show. A former track athlete, Cierra is now working in Montana and on her way to receiving a Fulbright award 🤞.  Ensconced in politics and wrapped in research, Cierra is the epitome how far student can go after they study abroad. She also tells us about the extensive alumni network and commodore that comes with the reception of an award as prestigious as Gilman.   Oh, she's also been to Spain, NBD. Enjoy.
“It’s so important to get out of what you know. It’s so important to try something new and have that fish-out-of-water experience while you’re young.” - Alison HealyAlison Healy is our first guest on the podcast that didn't study abroad. And like any good teacher, she morphs her story into a learning experience for pretty any other student going through the same thing she did. It wasn't her fault...really! She got shot; with cupid's arrow. It ended up working out for the best, but I'll let Alison tell you the rest, herself.We also learn about Dominican University (@dominicanu), how they're a hispanic serving institution, and rival pretty much any school in the country as far as making study abroad accessible to their students.
“One week, being in another country, you’re going to forget about what everyone else is doing in the U.S., and you’re going to be having so many of your own adventures that you’re not going to be homesick at all.” — Lexa & Caroline (@sippin_sangria)This interview couldn't have come at a better time ⏰.Why?Because I just wrote a post about making lifelong friends abroad and Lexa Muehlbauer and Caroline ZuHone have done exactly that.It's really a great story, too:They were at the same school and didn't know each other; they went abroad, and then they did. A website ensued, and the rest is history. If you're looking to learn Spanish, get lost, make friends, or start a travel blog you should listen to what these two have to say. We also get into what you should do after you graduate.I'm so glad I was able to get them on the show. “I’m not lost, I’m just exploring”
Brielle (@briellesajz) is serious about fashion, and the breadcrumbs prove it. She's slowly making her way around Europe and determined to make a name for herself in the industry. She's interned at both PVH and LUCKY BRAND, has passion for art, travel, and food, and it all comes together in her interview.*Point of fact: It costs exactly €17 to get into the Louvre which = $19.05. (We were trying to figure this out 😂)Wine tasting, French politics, Portugal, riots, internships, and job searching are also covered. “Lions do not lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.” - Anonymous
First Chile interview...on the board; thanks to Rachel! She's also are first finance major, too, so she's really checking off all the boxes. And honestly, in this interview this interview was pretty much cruise control. Rachel remembered her trip vividly, like she just got off the plane. The Butler University alumnus is the current Study Abroadcast champion as far as length of time goes. I wish they were all this long.Thanks, Rachel!It's a great interview, too:Chile turns into South AmericaSouth America turns into earthquakesEarthquakes turn into foodNext we're talking about entering the workforceAnd finally she talks about her return trip to the exquisite continent"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone" —Neale Donald WalschSHOW NOTESWhy Chile? 🇨🇱 [1:32]Where specifically in Chile? 🗺 [3:24]Moving around (and abroad) a lot as child 🚚 [5:07]Living in Australia from age seven to age nine 🇦🇺 [5:30]Going first semester, junior year 📆 [6:13]Scholarships, grants received 💸 [6:30]Setting up a direct exchange 💱 [7:15]What classes Rachel was taking 👩‍🎓 [8:05]Living situation and 'a day in the life' in Valparaíso 🏘 [11:45]Seeing the rest of South America 🦜 [18:02]Being grounded because of an earthquake 🛬 [23:10]Chilean cuisine 🥘 [27:42]Reineta fish & pisco sour 🐠 [28:53]Chilean wine and touring a vineyard 🍷🍷🍷 [34:03]Life after graduation 🎓 [35:38]How studying abroad helped rachel get gain employment 👩‍🔧 [36:27]Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island  📚 [41:10] The EVERYGIRL 💻 [42:50]Rachel advice to perspective study abroad students 🙌 [44:19]Her recent trip to Ecuador 🇪🇨 [48:45]Revisiting Chile with her brother 👫 [51:56]
“Every aspect of our program is designed to immerse the student culturally, not only by staying with a home-stay, but also with all of our cultural activities and excursions.” - Monica Guajardo Spanish language immersion in Argentina through SOL  📓 [1:36]Learning the city through public transportation 🚍 [3:54]Classes and weekly museum visits 🏫 [5:10]Vineyard tours and hiking in the Andes in Mendoza 🗻 [6:14]How SOL offers a high-quality, unique Spanish learning experience 🙏 [7:00]Yearning for empanadas and dulce de leche 🍮 [10:40]How to get started with SOL 📝 [11:24]Gaining confidence in speaking a different language because of studying abroad 💬 [12:52]Final advice for studying abroad and applying for scholarships 💰 [15:10]
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