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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.

The Study Abroadcast 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.

    Jamie Fleming On The Importance Of Study Abroad

    Jamie Fleming On The Importance Of Study Abroad

    "One of my biggest passions for sending students abroad is opening up their perspectives and their world views to see that maybe there are other ways of thinking about things" - Jamie Fleming

    SHOW NOTES


    Why Jamie decided to study abroad [0:47]
    Three different locations! (but be aware of the challenges)

    Rolling up her sleeves and crafting her own journey [2:24]
    Bad luck with visas [4:31]
    Moving to northern Ireland and France after graduation [5:47]
    And then Vietnam and Italy

    Reaching out to students who haven't had the opportunity to travel through faculty led programming [7:24]
    "I'm not the same person I was when I graduated high school" [8:40]
    Why Jamie chose to work at Purdue University Fort Wayne [10:02]
    Lot's of development happening in Indiana's second largest city

    Recommendations [11:46]
    The Book Thief 
    This American Life 
    The Holy Post



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    Stacie Berdan On Making the Most Of Your Study Abroad Experience After You Graduate

    Stacie Berdan On Making the Most Of Your Study Abroad Experience After You Graduate

    Stacie Berdan really hit it out of the park in our interview today. If you want to ready yourself after graduation and learn what to be prepared for upon job interviews after you graduate regarding your time abroad, you should definitely give it a listen.

    Experience is an understatement with this best selling author, who tells us some travel stories of her own and gives great advice on the before, during and after of your trip.

    SHOW NOTES


    The path Stacie took to get to where she is today [1:20]
    Becoming an author [2:16]
    When is the best time to study abroad? [4:31]
    What's best for you?

    What is the best way to prepare for your study abroad journey? [6:32]
    Thinking about your objective

    How to maximize your time studying abroad [8:36]
    Missing a connecting bus but rallying to get on it [10:31]
    A lesson in not really understanding or knowing your audience well enough [14:41]
    The importance of finding someone to help you interpret the culture

    Food Stacie has missed from her travels [19:36]
    Southern Indian food takes the cake, so to speak

    Making the most of your experience after you return home [22:44]
    Job interview and resume strategy

    Advice if you're on the fence about studying abroad [28:46


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    • 33 min
    Stefanie Walsh and Michael Bittinger On Why You Should Study Abroad More Than Once

    Stefanie Walsh and Michael Bittinger On Why You Should Study Abroad More Than Once

    In another Study Abroadcast first, Michael Bittinger and Stefanie Walsh give a dual interview as advisor, and student, respectively. They both have stories, they both give encouragement, and they both agree that you should study abroad more than once, and give practical advice on how to do so in this episode.

    SHOW NOTES


    Finding a program that was a perfect fit [1:30]
    What Michael tells students about studying abroad [2:50]
    Why your major doesn't need to dictate study abroad

    Receiving multiple forms of financial aid [3:30]
    The Purdue Moves Initiative [4:33]
    Stefanies living and class situation [5:37]
    Living in The Student Hotel

    Faculty led programming [7:15]
    Going to a new destination almost every other day
    Understanding the differences

    Visiting other countries [8:56]
    Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Belgium, Spain, England, Rome

    Over 70 Faculty Led programs at Purdue [9:51]
    Going over spring or winter break

    Almost missing a flight [12:42]
    Vulture droppings! [15:40]
    Dutch pancakes [19:00]
    How studying abroad has changed Stefanie's view of the world [19:49]
    The importance of community
    People having your back
    Adapting to different laws and values

    How studying abroad affected Stefanie's major [23:15]
    Thinking you're inter-culturally competent [24:44]
    Encountering a wide range of experiences

    Why Stefanie decided to go to Purdue [26:39]
    Why Michael decided to work at Purdue [28:07]
    Recommendations
    A Higher Loyalty by James Comey
    This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class by Elizabeth Warren
    We Need To Talk by Celeste Headlee
    Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
    The Daily
    Left, right, and center
    99 Percent Invisible

    Final Advice if you're thinking about studying abroad [32:35]


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    Gilman Recipient, Sue Ronquillo On International Education

    Gilman Recipient, Sue Ronquillo On International Education

    SHOW NOTES


    Sue's role at CSUMB [1:04]
    Why Sue decided to study abroad [1:54]
    Gilman award winner [3:14]
    What a typical day looked like for Sue [3:35] 

    M,T,TH,F classes


    Landing a job right after graduation [4:42] 
    Traveling 

    Japan, The Phillipines, and Hong Kong


    Knowing when to clap [6:23]
    Sue's classes in Spain [8:16] 
    A native speaker who had never taken a Spanish class [9:14] 
    Crouqetas  and Korean BBQ  [10:12]
    How studying abroad affected Sue's career [11:48]
    Working on an MPA [13:02]
    Why Sue chose Cal State Monetary Bay [13:31]

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    Measuring Foreign Aid in Ecuador With Cierra Powell

    Measuring Foreign Aid in Ecuador With Cierra Powell

    “I got lost, I did not cry, it was honestly just like running a mile, I was just happy I made it back.” — Cierra Powell

    Our first Gilman Scholarship award winner is on the show today, so yeah; kind of a big deal, and Cierra took advantage of it, in a big way. I haven't interviewed anyone yet, who innovated her study abroad experience the way she did.

    Her passion lies in studying the inefficiencies of foreign aid to 3rd world countries. She's a true scientist, and a small country located on the Northeast side of South America by the name of Ecuador turned out to be her laboratory.

    Listen to this interview if you want to receive a Gilman Scholarship.

    I repeat...

    Listen to this interview if you want to receive a Gilman Scholarship.

    She was able to go because she received a Gilman Scholarship which we learn in the interview is more than mere funding given for education. It goes beyond the trip, and lasts a lifetime.

    “One day you will be called upon to break a big law in the name of justice and rationality.” - James C. Scott
     

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    • 43 min
    Advice on Living and Teaching Abroad In Korea and Thailand With Che Moya

    Advice on Living and Teaching Abroad In Korea and Thailand With Che Moya

    "It definitely opened my eyes to how spoiled we are in the U.S" — Che Moya

    If you're thinking about living abroad, or teaching abroad, then this post is definitely for you.

    Che Moya lived in Asia for 7 years and met his wife in Thailand. Che does a great job of articulating his journeys and you will get juiced if you're thinking about living, abroad.




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    • 15 min

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