How I Built Inside Study Abroad // From Blogger to Entrepreneur & Online Educator

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Back in February 2009, I was just starting my position at the University of South Dakota running study abroad and global programs.

I was young with not a lot of experience, but I had heart, unrelenting problem-solving skills, and a passion for helping those rural South Dakota kids have a meaningful international experience.

In those first few months, I hit a lot of roadblocks in that job and I was struggling to find open, candid information and resources online from other professionals in study abroad.

So I decided to start chronicling my experience as a newly minted study abroad director and create the resource I wish I'd had when I was getting started...


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In today's episode I'm going a different direction and sharing how Inside Study Abroad came to be and the long, winding road to where it is today. 

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