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Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Realizations and Re-evaluations and Conclusions

The Madrilenos have a lot of different customs, such as eating their meals 2-3 hours later than Americans are accustomed to. Another cultural practice is the siesta, a nap the whole city takes from around 2-5pm. This practice originated due to extremely hot weather and usually follows a large midday meal. Most shops and restaurants … Continue reading Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Realizations and Re-evaluations and Conclusions

Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Initiating your plan and funding your study abroad trip

Type of Program Every study abroad program will be amazing, but the experience you gain differs drastically between programs. Deciding what type of program to participate in may depend on how you personally desire to improve. Consider your strengths and weaknesses and definitely consider stepping out of your comfort zone! Personally, I was looking for … Continue reading Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Initiating your plan and funding your study abroad trip

Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Planning your Undergraduate career to encompass a study abroad program

The most complicated issue with studying abroad as a pre-med is fitting it into your schedule. First, consider when you want to graduate and thoroughly research the requirements. This may include your major(s) classes, minor(s) classes, college requirements, and university requirements. Some important classes are only offered during specific semesters (i.e. Spring or Fall), so … Continue reading Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Planning your Undergraduate career to encompass a study abroad program

Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Things I’m glad I did on my trip and some lessons I’ve learned

Tried my best to immerse myself in the culture I tried my best to live like a true Madrileno, a term referring to the people of Madrid, Spain. The biggest adjustment was their day-to-day schedule. Madrilenos eat their meals later (lunch at 2pm and dinner at 9pm!), and often stay out as late as 5 … Continue reading Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: Things I’m glad I did on my trip and some lessons I’ve learned

Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: How cultural immersion helps us grow as future physicians

Our values, our thinking processes, and our priorities are often a product of culture, and they vary drastically between populations. As a first generation Vietnamese-American born to immigrant parents, I thought I was no stranger to cultural differences–”a mosaic of values,” I had thought. While growing up, I did indeed deal with discrepancies such as … Continue reading Studying abroad as a Pre-Med: How cultural immersion helps us grow as future physicians

Yes, You Can Study Abroad In Graduate School

Did you know you can study abroad in graduate school? Chris McKenna, a graduate of the Boston University School of Public Health Master of Public Health Program, has done just that. Before going abroad through his graduate program, he studied abroad in high school and in college. Additionally, he actively attended conferences through Model United Nations and … Continue reading Yes, You Can Study Abroad In Graduate School

Barcelona: Spanish Isn’t The Only Language You’ll Be Speaking

Featured image: Robert Young Barcelona… Sounds like a great Mediterranean city to stretch out on the coast and brush up on all that high school Spanish you learned, right? Well, that playa you think you’ll be playing at between classes is actually called a platja. Yo soy turns into em dic….and buenas dias is actually … Continue reading Barcelona: Spanish Isn’t The Only Language You’ll Be Speaking

I’m an Engineer. How Can I Go Abroad?

There seems to be a stigma that studying abroad is only for people studying another language, international relations or some kind of humanities subject. Or, an even better way to say it is that it is more meaningful for the people belonging in any of the categories described above. As an engineering major, I too … Continue reading I’m an Engineer. How Can I Go Abroad?

Why You Should Study Abroad For a Year

One of the hardest things for creating your study abroad experience is deciding how long you should be away. It’s not uncommon to find students choosing to study for a term, but rarely will you find others choosing to stay a year. Those who would never think of going for a year will probably think: … Continue reading Why You Should Study Abroad For a Year