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.
Getting The Perspective of an Advisor With John Morris
In this episode, Citrus College's John Morris discusses what his school did during the pandemic, and informs us what it was like to study abroad in Amsterdam.
Colombia Bound With Camille Carr
In this episode we learn how Camille Carr was able to get everything but the flights paid for her study abroad trip to Columbia.
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
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
The Book Thief
This American Life
The Holy Post
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.
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
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.
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]
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
Left, right, and center
99 Percent Invisible
Final Advice if you're thinking about studying abroad [32:35]
Gilman Recipient, Sue Ronquillo On International Education
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]
Landing a job right after graduation [4:42]
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]
Varied perspectives & personalities
Chris’s interviews a wide variety of travelers’ perspectives and personalities.
Chris talks to his guests, and we learn something new every time he has a new show. It really gives us the guts to go ahead and take a leap in order to study abroad.
Study AbroadCast - Broad Views on Global Opportunities
Chris Carlton pulls together student participants and professionals as the StudyAbroadCast explores educational opportunities. Interviews are concise, focused, listenable, and fun. If you are a student considering global opportunities, you'll do well to review those provided here. Professionals share insights and their own experiences that may inspire or challenge listeners. In any case, its worth a try!