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Staying Safe Abroad for LGBTQI+ Students

Staying Safe Abroad for LGBTQI+ Students Written by Dave Landry Jr. Studying abroad is an incredible and life changing adventure for many students. The number of students choosing to participate in study abroad programs increases year after year with Europe being the top pick among students.  The academic and career benefits of studying abroad are […]
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Job Hunting in the Digital Age

Job Hunting In the Digital Age: Reputation, Resumes & Video Interviews Written by Dave Landry Jr. As you pursue your studies and plan for your future, you need to set yourself apart from the pack. One way you can differentiate yourself from the competition is by highlighting your study abroad experience at the University of […]
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Some (Not-So-Secret) Secrets to Securing Scholarships for Studying Abroad

Have you always wanted to study abroad, but thought you could not afford it? This post is written by Spring 2016 in Seville, Spain participant Catherine Gardiner, who was awarded three scholarships (that we know of!) which would cover a big chunk of her study expenses. Read on to find out how she did it! […]
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Spending the night in an Internet Café

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015 You may have read the title and thought, “What the heck?!” Well, that’s one of the many convenient things about life in Japan, you can camp out in a net café overnight if you miss your last train or bus home.  As for me, the idea of […]
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Life in a Homestay

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015 A quintessential part of studying abroad for some would definitely be doing a homestay for the duration of one’s program. After all, you get daily exposure to the language and an up close perspective of life in the host country.  Homestay may not be everyone’s cup of […]
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Friendly Circles

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   A vitally important part of studying abroad in Japan (or anywhere really) is making friends, particularly with locals.  Since Obirin has been operating its Reconnaissance Japan Program for over 20 years now, they definitely know how to make international students feel welcome and integrated with the […]
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Getting Around in Tokyo

Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   Riding trains in Tokyo is by far the easiest way to get to anywhere you want to go in the city as they are incredibly convenient. Now, when you think of Tokyo trains, what kind of things come to mind? A seemingly infinite network of trains […]
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Japan: A Country of Convenience

Even though the regular Spring 2015 semester is officially over, the students in Machida are only mid-way through their semester abroad! We will be sharing journal excerpts written by Spring 2015 participant Rodney McGary about his experience in Machida. Stay tuned!   Rodney McGary | Machida, Japan | Spring 2015   Well, well, well, I’ve […]
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Get Out of Your Comfort Zone!

Post written by Veronica Manjarrez Paris, France Spring 2015   My name is Veronica and I am currently studying in Paris. Paris is a beautiful city. For me personally I would never be able to afford to live and study abroad for 5 months if it weren’t for UHM Study Abroad program. The most  lucrative aspect is […]
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What to Expect on your Hainan, China Study Abroad

Have a free summer to pursue an advanced learning of Chinese language? Never been to China before? Then the Summer in Hainan study abroad program is something you should look into. I went on the Hainan trip back in the summer of 2006 and received a full year’s worth of language credit for it. This […]
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