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The Truth About Study Abroad in Barcelona - Interview with Rich Kurtzman career in international education interviews study abroad

Today, I'm talking with Rich Kurtzman, the Director of Barcelona Study Abroad Experience, a boutique study abroad program based in the heart of one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. Rich is an extremely fun and intelligent guy and one of my favorite things about him is his ability...

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18 Creative Ways to Gain Practical Experience in International Education career in international education grow your career

So, you wanna break into the field of international education but are having trouble getting noticed? Need some help polishing that resume so it catches the eye of potential employers?

Never fear, we’ve got you covered.

With so many people studying abroad these days, that experience alone...

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Thoughts on The White House Study Abroad Summit For Travel Bloggers study abroad

I'm trying something new. Typically, I have some thoughts about things happening in the study abroad world, I write a few thoughts in Evernote for myself to write a blog post about the topic later, but then life happens...and that post gathers dust, never to be seen again. Sad panda.

But...

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How to Teach English Abroad with Bruce Jones, International TEFL Academy interviews study abroad

Hey, hey IE rock stars! Today I have a crazy/fun/chatty interview with Bruce Jones, the President and Founder of International TEFL Academy. If you learn just one thing from this interview it will be that Bruce is all about the FUN! And I have no doubt he'd be great to work for if you're...

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How Mitch Gordon Founded Go Overseas career in international education interviews

Psst: Despite a perfect audio capture of this interview, there are a few spots where we look like we're doing a very terrible attempt at the robot dance sensation of the 80s. Feel free to mock our silly faces. ;)  ##

One of the most terrifying things I've ever done is leave a great job...

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Being a First-Mover in Study Abroad with Troy Peden of GoAbroad.com career in international education interviews study abroad

Aaaaaand I'm back with another interview with a long-time rock star in international education and student travel, Troy Peden. A little over 15 years ago, Troy and some students had this crazy idea to put volunteer and study abroad listing up on the internet. Today, we have the mammoth of a site,...

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NAFSA 2013: GoAbroad Love, Running in Circles, Rock Stars, and More! career in international education

Well, we're well into July, so seems about time for a NAFSA 2013 recap. Hey, I'm nothing if not consistent with my late posts. It's how I roll.

But before I dive into my St. Louis adventure, I want to share a quick update about my "other" life. As many of you know, I've embarked on a whole...

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Why I Left My Dream Job in International Education (GoAbroad.com) grow your career

Yep. You read that right. In March, I resigned from my position as Senior Vice President at GoAbroad.com. And then I went for a margarita…and started to freak out. A little.

But let's go back to the beginning.

About three and half years ago I met Troy Peden (founder and CEO of...

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Don't Take Yourself Too Seriously in Your Study Abroad Career study abroad

You can be successful, serious about your career, and widely respected...but still not take yourself too seriously. Just ask Tina and Amy.

We are confronted with serious issues in international education. Too many of us have had to deal with student deaths abroad, trying immigration regulations...

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How to Navigate NAFSA (And Other Conferences in International Education) grow your career

This year, I'll be attending my 7th NAFSA national conference in St. Louis. That's a lot to some; very few to others. But in six going on seven years I've learned a few things that have helped me as an employee of providers and universities, helped me in my larger international education...

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Why You Need To Be A Rockstar For A Career In Study Abroad grow your career study abroad

Originally Posted: November 19, 2012

I talk to friends and colleagues all the time about rock stars. Not the 1980's hairband rock stars (though we could all take some cues from them on how to be phenomenal). I'm talking about those people you work with who just get it. They seem to excel at...

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Small Town to Big Time in Study Abroad with John Christian career in international education interviews study abroad

Sometimes I ask people to interview with me on Inside Study Abroad. Other times, I get lucky and someone stumbles upon my little slice of the internet and tells me a story that I can't help but want to share with my study abroad-loving friends and colleagues. This is the story of John Christian,...

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