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IIE Opening Minds Blog

[Publish Date Required]<p>Grant McPherson, Chief Executive of Education New Zealand, discusses the importance of personal connection in an increasingly …

6 Quotes that Demonstrate the True Value of Study Abroad

The opportunity to study abroad is one of great privileges afforded to college students. Behind the veil of cliche pictures in front of the Eiffel Tower and the assumptions of excessive partying lies the true value of study abroad: a chance to broaden one's horizons by taking in new perspectives …

European Union

How Study Abroad Will Help Your Career

You’ve heard rumors about the career benefits of study abroad, and may have used them to convince yourself to sign up for an international program. …

How Studying or Working Abroad Makes You Smarter

How does studying or working abroad change you? You return with a photo album full of memories and a suitcase full of souvenirs, sure. But you may …

Creativity

10 Stories That Prove Study Abroad Changes You In The Best Possible Way

"What's the place that changed you?"<p>We're eternally nostalgic for college -- the things we learned in class and out (okay let's face it, mostly out) shaped us into the humans we are, quite probably more than any other chapter of our educational lives.<p>But for those of us who were lucky enough to …

7 Things You Learn When You Study Abroad

Studying or living abroad for a month, or two, or twelve, is an experience of a lifetime. You learn more about yourself and the world than you ever …

The Case for Studying Abroad

Talk to Americans who studied abroad and chances are you will hear some version of the same story.<p>"I understand the world a little more intricately, in its frailty, generosity and humility."<p>"My mind is broader and more opened to other opportunities outside of the boundaries of America."<p>"When I'm …

College & University

How to Sell Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers

<i>By: Anna Jonas, Junior, Dalhousie University</i><p>Studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime. Your view of the world expands, you become more independent, and you learn more than you ever thought possible. It also looks great on a resume. But it can be hard to put everything that you learned into …

Employment

5 rituals that will help you learn a new language faster

People are motivated to learn languages for different reasons.<p>It might be because you've moved abroad and wish to understand the native tongue of the people who call that place home. Perhaps it's for a work-related purpose.<p>Other times, it stems from an interest or appreciation of a certain country …

Language Learning