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Student Profile: Caleb

Caleb completed two of CGEE’s semester programs in a year, Central America and Southern Africa! Here is his profile with reflections on what he learned during his year abroad:

Student headshot photoName: Caleb Encarnacion-Rivera

School: Clark University

CGEE Programs:

Social Change in Central America: Exploring Peace, Justice, and Community Engagement (Spring 2016)

Nation Building, Globalization and Decolonizing the Mind (Fall 2016)

Major: International Development

Most valuable experience: There are so many things I found valuable during my time abroad with CGEE.  In Central America, the most valuable experience was being able to live in homestays.  Homestays allowed me to build and cultivate long lasting relationships I will cherish for the rest of my life.  Living in homestays enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of the regions I was living in through the lens of local people.  Living in my home stays gave me new family members that I will never forget.  In Namibia, my internship was definitely the highlight of my experience.  I absolutely loved every moment of being able to serve in the city I was living in as well, as learn and grown from directly working with Namibian youth.  My internship gave me the ability to not only learn or study in a foreign country, but gain work experience, and establish new networks beyond that of the United States.

Why encourage others to study abroad with CGEE: Both programs are life changing in numerous ways.  I will cherish these moments for the rest of my life.  If you are looking for an authentic study abroad experience these are the programs for you!

#AuggiesGoGlobal Featured Student: Elise

Did you know – as an Augsburg College student, you have access to study abroad programs in 90 different countries around the globe (including USA programs)? Here is one Auggie’s global story (Returned and want to be featured? Email us at abroad@augsburg.edu to share your global story):

Elise Abroad

 

Major:

English Literature/Creative Writing

Minor:

Marketing

When did you study abroad?

Spring 2015 semester

Where, and on which program, did you go abroad?

Queen Mary University London/ IES direct enrollment

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#AuggiesGoGlobal Featured Student: Asher L.

Did you know – as an Augsburg College student, you have access to study abroad programs in 90 different countries around the globe (including USA programs)? Here is one Auggie’s global story in our new blog segment #AuggiesGoGlobal:

Asher L Profile PhotoMajor:
English LLT

Minor:
French, GSWS

When did you study abroad?
Fall 2015 semester

Where, and on which program, did you go abroad?

CEA Paris

What made that program a good fit for you?

I chose CEA because they had a variety of homestay, residence hall, and apartment options for housing. In addition, they had an abundance of different class options. CEA also brings students on excursions throughout your abroad experience, which are all included in the program fee. The staff was incredibly kind and helpful in navigating culture shock and everyday life in a different country.

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#AuggiesGoGlobal Featured Student: Danny P.

Did you know – as an Augsburg College student, you have access to study abroad programs in 90 different countries around the globe (including USA programs)? Here is one Auggie’s global story in our new blog segment #AuggiesGoGlobal:

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Danny in Dublin

 

Major:
English literature, language, theory, and creative writing

Minor:
Business administration

When did you study abroad?
Fall 2015 semester

Where, and on which program, did you go abroad?
Dublin– Writer’s Program

 

 

 

Why did you choose that program? 

I chose this program because it fit perfectly with both of my majors. It was a good fit because it helped me to get credits toward graduating and also was a good country to live in for my first time out of the US. While it is not extremely similar to the states, Ireland offered some familiarity to me as also being a westernized country, which made the process of culture shock a bit easier to handle.

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Transformative, Hands-On Experience; Alumni Profile

The following is a profile & reflection of Olivia Boerschinger, Augsburg College Alumni, Metro Urban Studies major, who completed a “Study Away in the USA” program with Augsburg’s partner organization, HECUA. 

Olivia Boerschinger, HECUA Auggie Alumni

 

Olivia interned with Catholic Charities Refugee Services while participating on HECUA’s program “Inequality in America” during the spring semester of 2013.

She now works for Project for Pride in Living running programs for children transitioning from homelessness to a PPL supportive housing development in North Minneapolis. Olivia is currently supervising a HECUA intern enrolled in the Inequality in America program.

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