Welcome to the Places you Can Go, the podcast series from the International College of Seville that takes you on a transformative journey through the world of international education and professional exchange programs. We are thrilled to invite you to join us as we explore the empowering impact of these programs and the endless possibilities they offer. In this podcast we will delve into the stories, insights, and experiences of first time study abroad students and thought leaders within the global education realm. Subscribe today and discover the limitless opportunities that await you.
(Part 2) Fall 2023 ICS Student Insights from Abroad: Assimilating to a New Cultural Environment
In this episode, Aliana Morales from Broward College and Giovanni Cuevas from the College of Lake County share their unique experiences during their study abroad journey in Seville, Spain. They discuss their motivations for choosing Spain, their initial expectations, and how they adapted to their new lives. They also touch upon the importance of immersing themselves in the local culture, participating in various activities, and embracing opportunities for language learning. Aliana and Gio's stories range from memorable excursions to navigating language challenges, all while forming connections with the local community. Aliana and Gio conclude the discussion by sharing major takeaways from their time studying at ICS. They highlight the steps they took to accomplish their goals for the semester abroad, the valuable lessons they've gained from their experience, and how to be a guide for other students that are curious about studying abroad.
Fall 2023 ICS Student Insights from Abroad: Assimilating to a New Cultural Environment (Part 1)
This episode of The Places You Can Go will be separated into two parts and we will hear from four students as they discuss what it has been like adapting to this new environment during their fall semester. We will take a deep dive into the experiences of our current 2023 fall semester ICS students as they share their insights and adventures during their time studying abroad in Seville. In the first part of this two-part episode, we sit down and listen to firsthand accounts from Daria Monkus and Luke Allen Walmisley from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa as they discuss their motivations for choosing Seville, their cultural immersion, and the personal growth they've experienced. Join us for a captivating conversation about the transformative journey of these students in the heart of Spain.
From Hawai'i to Seville: Sam Carroll's Spanish Adventure
In this episode of "The Places You Can Go," host Evan Kindle is joined by Samantha Carroll, an ICS Spring 2023 alumni from the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Sam shares her transformative study abroad experiences in Seville, Spain, and how they've influenced her perspective on culture, language, and life itself. From overcoming travel challenges to learning the value of living in the moment, Sam's journey is filled with insightful lessons and personal growth. She also discusses her future plans, including her passion for environmental activism and her desire to maintain connections with both Spain and her home in Hawai'i. Tune in for a captivating conversation about embracing the international lifestyle and making the most of life's adventures.
The Wild Ride: A Conversation with 2017 ICS Alumni Gavin Huismann
In this episode, we dive deep into the transformative journey of studying abroad with Gavin Huismann, a 2017 ICS alumni, as he relives his enriching experiences at the International College of Seville. From setting realistic expectations to navigating cultural nuances with host families, Gavin sheds light on how studying in Seville shaped his personal growth and world view. Also, discover the ripple effect of these international experiences and how they can inspire students to foster cross-cultural connections back home. If you've ever considered studying abroad or are curious about the adventures and lessons it offers, this episode is a must-listen!
Adapting and Building Long Term Relationships Abroad
In this engaging discussion, we delve into the captivating world of study abroad experiences, guided by Jeff Marshall and Eka Imerlishvili, two experts in study abroad and who have explored the globe through exchange programs. They’ll take you on a journey that goes beyond mere program descriptions. Join us as we uncover the profound impact of these immersive experiences on our guests' lives. Our speakers will share insights on the programs they participated in, revealing the where, when, and why behind their international adventures. They'll recount moments when the desire to return home clashed with the overwhelming temptation to stay longer and when foreign places began to feel like home.
Expect heartfelt anecdotes about difficult moments and humorous cultural misunderstandings, as our guests provide examples that highlight the transformative power of studying abroad. Discover how their perceptions of different cultures evolved through these immersive experiences and learn about the lasting friendships that blossomed along the way. As experts in international relations, they will also engage in a stimulating debate about the future of study abroad. Join us for an insightful and thought-provoking discussion that transcends the conventional narratives of study abroad, exploring the personal, professional, and societal dimensions of this transformative experience.
Introducing: The Places You Can Go
The Places You Can Go is a podcast series from the International College of Seville in Spain that takes you on a transformative journey through the world of international education and professional exchange programs. This podcast delves into the stories, insights, and experiences of first-time study abroad students and thought leaders within the global education realm. We'll explore the influential power of exchange programs and how they create spaces for people to share ideas, collaborate, and find local solutions to some of the world's greatest challenges.
So mark your calendars and get ready to expand your horizons as we embark on a global journey of personal growth. Join us on this extraordinary adventure as we unravel the true power of international education and professional exchange programs. Subscribe today and let the places you can go inspire you to discover the limitless opportunities that await you.