Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ISEP How to Blog

The year is drawing to a close here at UNO, but we are always looking for new student guest writers for the blog! If you are an interested UNO student contact us.
All study abroad students should not underestimate the benefits of blogging. If you're nervous to start read ISEP's advice at "How to Write a Study Abroad Blog : 5 Tips for Success." Reflecting on your experiences is an important part of the study side of studying abroad. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nine Beautiful Springs

It feels like spring today! Got the travel bug? Check out nine other great spring locations around the world, courtesy of Mother Nature Network. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Letters to the Editor of NYT Support Studying Abroad

Nicholas Kristof on top of a train in Sudan in 1984
during his graduate studies.
Alan E Goodman, President and Chief Executive of the Institute of International Education (IEE) wrote a letter to the editor of the New York Times about Generation Study Abroad. Read his inspirational message here, and the fabulous column by Nicholas Kristof he was responding to titled, "Go West, Young People! And East!"

Friday, April 4, 2014

Featured Blog, Midwest Meets Far East

The Muslim Quarter on Thomas's second day in Xi'an
UNO's Kaitlin Thomas is a music major studying at the American Exchange Center in Xi'an, China. She just published her first blog post on Midewst Meets Fat East. Read her reflection on her first two weeks in China, and the newest one about Spring.

Thomas's first time trying Chicken Feet.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Michael Blakely

UNO senior Michael Blakely, marketing and international business major, has studied on summer trips to Rome and Paris, and for a semester at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, China. As an alumnus, peer marketing advisor and ISA Global Ambassador he weighs in on the importance of studying abroad.  

When I first learned about study abroad opportunities through UNO, I initially thought that it was not for me, because I am a broke college student and I don’t know any other languages. Luckily, I took the time to speak with Emily Hassenstab, the Study Abroad Advisor, and before I knew it I was on a plane headed for a life changing experience.

I’ve been asked several times what I mean by life changing, and although tough to put into words, this is my best attempt:

Monday, March 17, 2014

New Programs, Pioneer Scholarships with CIEE

The Council on International Education Exchange (CIEE) announced four new programs to Moscow, Havana and Toulouse, France. They are eligible for the Pioneer Scholarship. To read more about the scholarship look here and for more about the programs see Havana, Moscow and Toulouse. Megan, a peer marketing advisor, went to Russia with CIEE and highly recommends it!

Friday, March 14, 2014

UNO Student Essay for Studying Abroad

UNO Senior Rayelle Dooley, international studies with a focus in Latin America, wrote an article for her English class about the importance of studying abroad. Be forewarned, its persuasive! 
The Importance of Studying Abroad
College is a melting pot of learning experiences, unlimited to those who seek them. Out of all the valuable opportunities to be taken advantage of, study abroad has been proven to be one of the most enlightening and educational of them all. The number of college students opting to study abroad is increasing as awareness of its availability, accessibility, and significance becomes more commonly known. Although the numbers of studying abroad participants are currently greater than ever, it is important that this trend of growing continues. International education is available in a multitude of forms, making it easy for any college student to partake in it. Studying abroad is an affordable, necessary, and life-changing process that all college students can and should participate in.