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Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Hello friends of Central College Abroad! This newsletter, released the second Tuesday of every month, is intended to keep you in touch with what’s happening with Central College Abroad’s programs across the globe.
Just around the corner! Central College Abroad Cooperating Council Conference April 8-10, 2010
Don’t forget to register for Central College Abroad’s Coop Council next month! Events will run Thursday through Saturday, April 8-10, 2010. Join us on Thursday, April 8, for a virtual pre-departure course simulation and study abroad fair in the afternoon and Friday, April 9, to hear firsthand updates from our on-site program directors and participate in educational sessions. On Saturday, we invite you to stay for our morning pre-departure orientation for our students and their parents. We hope to see you there!
Leiden program get away to Texel Island
While living in Leiden may provide study abroad students with a great experience of what life in a city is like, Central College Abroad provides students with the opportunity to see both sides of the scene. The countryside was revealed to the students when they went on a program excursion to Texel.
“Honestly, I just loved biking around in the countryside, taking in the quaint thatched-roofed farm houses, and enjoying the green pastures,” said current Leiden participant Luke Ridout. “It reminded me a lot of Iowa, which is where I'm originally from. Everything was beautiful and quaint.”
For more information about the Leiden program visit:
Sign up now for spring photo contest!
The photos will then be judged and winners will be announced online at www.central.edu/abroad and at the study abroad fair April 8 at Central College. Prizes will be given out to the winners with the best photo for each category! This is a time to show off your photography skills. Make sure you act fast because photos are due by March 15. For more information contact intern Ashley Barsness at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Still accepting applications for fall 2010!
Start your application now for study abroad during the fall 2010 semester. With Central College Abroad, you can expect a more valuable experience. Personalized program options across the globe allow you to get the most out of your experience abroad. Explore your possibilities and get started on your application now. Applications are due Monday, March 15.
Who: Marisol Zamorano
About my experience: My experience was a little different from the others, because I am from Mexico so I already knew Spanish going into Spain. I picked Spain because I wanted to go abroad by myself, but I did not want my first experience abroad to be even more difficult than it already is, so that is why I picked a country where I knew the language. Even though I knew the language, I experienced major culture shock! The Spanish they speak there is very different than the Spanish we speak in Mexico. There were many times that I did not understand what people were telling me!
Another major experience I had while studying abroad that has affected my future in every way, was getting to know the man who is now my husband. He is from Germany and I met him while I was in high school. He was studying abroad in my hometown, McAllen, Texas. When I went abroad [to Granada, Spain] I got to see him again. My study abroad experience has turned into a life between cultures and I love it!
How going abroad has helped: Going abroad made me want to work in a university setting to be a part of educating young people and giving them a chance to study abroad. I feel that when someone is taken out of the environment they are used to and put in a new one, they learn so much about themselves and about others and that helps them become better people. After my semester abroad, [while still attending Texas Lutheran] I got involved with the international office where I helped a group of international students adjust to their new surroundings. My study abroad experience [affects my current career because it] made me more aware and open-minded about people with different backgrounds. I believe that if you are open to all types of people the communication will be better and more will get done. I also feel that studying abroad taught me how to deal with change and adapt quickly to new environments. This was essential when I first started my job.
For more information about our Granada, Spain program visit:
Join us at the Forum on Education Abroad Conference this month
Prices for the 2010-2011 academic year announced
Central College Abroad has announced program fees for the 2010-2011 academic school year now listed online. We have kept our program fee increases to a minimum while continuing all of the things that set Central’s program apart.
Your program fee includes all of the following:
Celebrating the New Year in China
One of the most valuable things Central College Abroad wants students to learn while studying in a different country is that culture’s way of life.
Another thing that he found unique to the holiday was, “On the second day of the New Year, it is traditional to go to the house of a relative who may have recently passed away, or stay home.”
Visit us at NAFSA at booth #135
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DATES TO REMEMBER
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