Study Abroad Latest News 2017-03-25T07:34:52-04:00 Zend_Feed_Writer Study Abroad at Michigan State University <![CDATA[Taking safety precautions for Michiganders studying abroad]]>

Michigan State University has one of the largest study abroad programs in the country, and recent events have had many on heightened alert.

2016-07-19T16:44:48-04:00 2016-07-19T16:44:48-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Study abroad journal to help articulate goals]]>

The Study Abroad Journal will allow students to write down their aims, insights, provide some literary support for the experience, prompt an action plan for when students return home and provide a life-long reminder about their life-changing experience.

2016-11-07T17:00:19-05:00 2016-11-07T17:00:19-05:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Working with penguins at Napier's National Aquarium a cool experience say US interns]]>

Two United States university students, who have just spent a month at the National Aquarium of New Zealand, say the experience has been "world-class" and would encourage other students to do the same. Kyanna Cadwallader, who is studying environmental and political sciences at Goucher University, Maryland, and animal science major Haley Mae Danks, from Michigan State University's Lyman Briggs College, have just completed internships at the Napier City Council-owned facility.

2016-11-07T16:52:40-05:00 2016-11-07T16:52:40-05:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Despite Beau Solomon Death, Few Students Die on Study Abroad]]>

A March 2016 report by the Forum on Education Abroad, a nonprofit that develops standards for the study abroad industry, says that college students are less likely to die abroad. An analysis of insurance data from 2014 showed that the mortality rate for students on study abroad was 13.5 per 100,000 students; for those on U.S. campuses, it was 29.4. That means students are 2.18 times more likely to die on an American college campus than while studying abroad.

2016-11-07T16:42:36-05:00 2016-11-07T16:42:36-05:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Vixey Silva - Pre-clinical Observation in Mexico]]>

After being a part of this program, it has really reaffirmed my passion in wanting to become apart of the healthcare system. I want to be a reconstructive surgeon that donates their time to under privileged communities that cannot afford the help on their own. While being able to experience the surgeries, births of babies, and the experience of working in an under privileged community - I have reassured myself that I have chosen the best career path for myself.

2016-06-27T15:23:07-04:00 2016-06-27T15:23:06-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Evonte Terrell - Pre-clinical Observation in Mexico]]>

This program not only solidified my passion for medicine but also opened my eyes to a different culture and their ways of life, plus I can speak a little Spanish now. I hope I am able to study abroad again soon.

2016-06-27T15:27:33-04:00 2016-06-27T15:27:33-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Garrett Busch - Global Marketplace]]>

As I reflect on my time now, however, it is incredible to think of the real world application of my first year curriculum in the MBA program. One company visit that stands out as one I can relate back to a number of first year courses was at an Amazon fulfillment center outside of Munich, Germany.

2016-06-27T15:35:07-04:00 2016-06-27T15:35:07-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Amina Jordan - Pre-clinical Observation in Mexico]]>

I had the honor of shadowing a physician that allowed me to be very hands on in assessing patients. Needless to say it was awesome! In her room there was a nurse who took vitals and asked simple questions to figure out the reason for the visit much like in the U.S. It was very rewarding to see her interact, diagnose, inform and resolve the issue at hand.

2016-06-27T15:42:07-04:00 2016-06-27T15:42:06-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Jack Pfieffer - Pre-clinical Observation in Mexico]]>

Every morning, we observed patient visits, surgeries, and deliveries, an opportunity I would have never been able to receive in the U.S., where such shadowing opportunities are unheard of for undergraduate students. Seeing actual patients in a clinical setting truly enhanced my passion for people of all backgrounds and my desire to treat them as a physician.

2016-06-27T15:46:13-04:00 2016-06-27T15:46:12-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner
<![CDATA[Erica Roe - Business and Culture in Japan]]>

While learning about Japanese culture, we were told that a lot of company executives earn their role because it was passed down to them from another generation, rather than earned like it generally is in America. My first thought when hearing this was "how could that possibly work? How could a company succeed?" But it sure did work! Some of the most prestigious and well-known companies that we visited were on their 3rd or 4th generation in the family.

2016-06-27T15:50:44-04:00 2016-06-27T15:50:44-04:00 Cheryl Ann Benner