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As Johileny Merán made the final preparations for her studies abroad in London the fall semester of her senior year, it was a question which weighed heavily on her mind. Like many of her peers as a freshman at New York University, she had attended all of the study abroad program events to gather study abroad information, but she always seemed to leave the events with that same question.
As Gillian Giles sketches a tree in the backyard of their family's Chicago home or contemplates which types of plants native to Illinois will attract pollinators to their planned butterfly garden, you would likely sense that Gillian is one of those old souls who can slow down and appreciate life at a more relaxed pace, someone adept at savoring moments of quiet amid the buzz of the city.
Take a cleansing breath. Open up your heart. Shine through the crown of your head. Set your intention.
These mantras are common among practitioners of yoga. Could they not also apply to international travelers?
Sara Lucia Giraldo, a visually impaired international student from Colombia, has completed both the Youth Ambassadors (2018) and the Community College Initiative programs. In this article, her mother Isabel Cristina Gaviria shares what it was like for her and her husband as they supported their daughter during her adventures in the United States.
Each presentation is captioned in English and interpreted in American Sign Language/English. Find the transcript containing all four parts as a Word Document you may download on this page.
One late afternoon in March 2020 I was in my Zoom class learning about molecular biology, when I got an unexpected email. It was an acceptance letter from the Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST) for their annual summer internship program. IST is a federal research institute in Vienna, Austria working on cutting-edge discoveries in a variety of STEM fields such as physics, mathematics, computer, and life sciences. I had just spent the last three months applying and getting rejected from STEM internships across the country.