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Podcast episodes, articles, learnings, teachings, and tips & tricks for the professional world of international education and meaningful travel.

Finding Your Niche in Study Abroad with David Comp, University of Chicago career in international education interviews study abroad

You know when you meet someone who appears to have about a thousand things going on, but they always seem on top of everything? And you wonder "wow, does this person sleep?" and "wow, I'm a big slacker." Well, let me introduce you to David Comp.

David's study abroad story started like a lot of...

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Mastering International Internships with Michelle Kern Hall career in international education interviews

Waaaay back in May 2011 I did a bunch of interviews with some ridiculously interesting international educators and other world travel superfans. And I'm finally (woot woot!) getting around to editing and posting them. Today I feature Michelle Kern, a Japanophile through and through with...

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Study Abroad Advisors - You Think You Know But You Have No Idea study abroad

Originally Published: February 14, 2012

I receive emails every day from aspiring study abroad professionals asking me for advice on how to get into the international education field. These are people who have typically studied abroad before, loved it, went off and did some kind of work in...

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How to Network Like A Boss in Study Abroad with Zac Macinnes career in international education interviews study abroad

Oh my goodness gracious. This post has been about eight months in the making. Waaaay back in May 2011 I interviewed Zac Macinnes and I'm only now getting around to editing and posting it. Shame on me! But surely, SURELY better than late than never. Right? I owe Zac a very large....coffee?....when...

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Getting Down to Business in Study Abroad With Jeff Palm of CISabroad interviews

I'm back with another long awaited video interview from last summer (no, not 2012…2011. My slacker status is pretty secure.) After a little arm twisting, I convinced my former boss (and pal) Jeff Palm to sit down and chat with me about study abroad: choosing providers, reigning in costs,...

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My First Video Production in Study Abroad marketing

Hi everyone! I know I'm way behind on uploading interviews (I have four in the hopper! Zac - Yours is coming next week. I promise!) and other information-based posts, but it's been a crazy three weeks with being at NAFSA, recovering from NAFSA, and then of course, following-up from NAFSA.

But I...

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Mashing Up Study Abroad & Social Media with Mandy Reinig interviews study abroad

Today I'm talking with Mandy Reinig, the one and only study abroad advisor at Penn State-Altoona. Along with running a one person study abroad office, she's an avid tweeter and study abroad advocate. You may know her as the Education Abroad Network Leader for NAFSA or from her various conference...

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Because We All Started Somewhere: My Testimony for Joplin, Missouri company

You'll have to forgive the personal nature of this post. But as we all know, the intersection of our professional and personal worlds is often murky. So here is my study abroad story and testimony for Joplin, MO. What I don't say in the video is that Joplin is about an hour from where I grew up...

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From Twitter to a Career in Travel - Interview with Tiffany Harrison interviews

Last Saturday morning I enjoyed a cup of coffee (yes, I drink Starbucks) and an interview with Tiffany Harrison, a recent grad, burgeoning PR pro, and study abroad super fan (she studied abroad for a year in Scotland with USAC). We discussed the benefits of study abroad for PR majors, advice...

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Master's Required - Top Graduate Programs for a Career in Study Abroad career in international education grow your career

If you look at just about any study abroad job posting, you'll see one very common phrase: Master's Required. While there are ways to get a study abroad job WITHOUT a Master's degree (I'll write about that next week), here I suggest seven-plus graduate programs that are sure to launch your career...

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How Study Abroad Ruined My Life study abroad

That's right. You read the headline correctly. It's time for me to come out and be honest. I hate study abroad and all it stands for. After years of pretending that study abroad revolutionized my life and the lives of the multitude of students I've worked with, I've decided to come out with the...

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Building the First Study Abroad Review Site with Mike Stone of Study Abroad 101 interviews study abroad

Recently, I had a ton of fun chatting (via skype) with Mike Stone, co-founder of Study Abroad 1010, a study abroad review site. Mike sat down with me to talk about his own study abroad experience, trends in study abroad, and of course, his fear of sleep-overs.

 

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