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Becoming “Savvy” in Toledo, Spain

May 18th, 2015

Hey guys, my name is Savannah Smith and I am currently studying in Toledo, Spain which is right in the center of the country. Though not well known, it was the religious capital of Spain for a while and was settled by the Catholics, Jews, and Muslims at various times in its history. I have […]

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Family Roots in Seoul, South Korea

March 20th, 2015

My name is Rachel Seo and I am studying abroad in Seoul, South Korea at Sogang University.  I chose to study here because I am a Korean American but I have never been to my motherland!  Another reason I chose to come here was because I have relatives that I have never seen so I […]

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Message from Plymouth, England

February 6th, 2015

Hello UNCG School of Education students! My name is Summer Drum. This is my sophomore year of college, and I am currently studying abroad at Plymouth University in Plymouth, England. Plymouth is a city on the southwestern coast of England, in the county of Devon. It’s about a three-hour train ride from London. The city […]

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

August 29th, 2014

Middle Grades Education major Tabitha Woods shares her perspective on the first month of her study abroad experience in Australia. Welcome to Townsville, Australia! Where Kookaburras caw incessantly, kangaroo sightings on the way to class are normal, and winter constitutes as 80℉. (Roughly 27℃ if you’re into that sort of thing)

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Looking Back at My Time in Botswana

August 4th, 2014

Michael Curtis, a rising junior studying Middle Grades education at UNCG, reflects back on his study abroad experience in Botswana and shares the life lessons he learned. I am back in the states now, and I’ve had a lot of time to think about my experience. It still amazes me that I spent four months […]

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More Messages from Shanghai

April 30th, 2014

Special Education On Wednesday morning we had the opportunity to visit a special education school and it was a completely unique experience. I’m not really sure what I was expecting but I was still blown away. To give you a little background info, this school was developed to serve exceptional children from all grade levels. […]

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Greetings from Shanghai, China

April 22nd, 2014

UNCG students Molly Carter, Lauren Makl, Lindsay Ives, and Jenna Neilsen accompany TEHE professor Ye (Jane) He on a trip to Shanghai, China, and talk about their experiences, ranging from Chinese campus life to learning the art of using chopsticks! Campus Life Shanghai Normal University is a beautiful campus, surrounded by greenery and nature parks. […]

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Australia Visited Greensboro

April 4th, 2014

Educators Tony Fitzgerald and Samantha Giles from the Mater Dei School in Camden, New South Wales, Australia visited Greensboro to view local school district research being conducted by SES Assistant Professor Bree Jimenez. Tony and Sam comment on their international partnership. We have been delighted to have had the opportunity to travel to Greensboro to […]

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Breaking Down Barriers in Botswana

April 3rd, 2014

Michael Curtis 31 March 2014 Gaborone, Botswana If you do any research on Botswana you will find that the official language is English. Because the official language is English I had the understanding that the majority of people would speak English often. Now, while most people can speak English I quickly found that they very […]

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In the Irish Classrooms

April 3rd, 2014

Janelle Derobertis, an Elementary Education major in the UNCG School of Education, writes about her study abroad experience in Dublin. As I have been previously told by students and professors to study abroad, I have finally done so and I would recommend the same to everyone! Dublin is a brilliant city to explore! It is […]

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