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Valparaiso, Chile Fall 2012

Hey! Anyone else going to Valparaiso, or even Santiago for the U.S. Fall Semester?? I'm so excited to be going! 

Added by Kristin S on May 4, 2012 at 2:49pm — 9 Comments

2012 Student Writing Contest, the website born of Transitions Abroad Publishing, Inc.--which was founded in 1977 by NAFSA award-winning study abroad advisor Dr. Clayton Hubbs--is hosting its 2012 Student Writing Contest.  All enrolled undergraduate and graduate students, students who have graduated within the past…


Added by Art on March 13, 2012 at 10:37am — 1 Comment

Glimpse Correspondents Program

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is an opportunity for writers and photographers who will be living abroad in 2012 to have their work published and recognized in nationally renowned publications. Correspondents receive critical feedback on their writing and photography and develop a portfolio of highly accomplished work. Critically, at a time when many opportunities for emerging writers do not pay, Glimpse Correspondents receive a $600 stipend. 



Added by Art on December 13, 2011 at 2:08pm — No Comments

North America Office Intern

North America Office Intern

The University of Melbourne is a leading international institution located in Melbourne, Australia. The University maintains a strong global presence through strategically placed representation in several countries. The North American office, located in Washington, DC, is responsible for profiling the University throughout the United States and Canada by providing support for full degree student recruitment, maintaining alumni relations…


Added by Art on December 13, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern

The Embassy of Australia is seeking a Marketing Intern for the winter 2012 semester. Interns are hired for a period of three to four months, work full-time and will receive a $1000 stipend. The winter internship will run from January to April; start and end dates are flexible.

The application deadline is December 5, 2011.


The Marketing Intern will assist with event management, student enquiries, website…


Added by Art on November 22, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Advice for the virgin traveler?

Hey ya'll,

I'm currently trying to decide if I'll study abroad in Buenos Aires this coming spring, but I'm having a lot of fears and doubts about accepting. Mostly I'm afraid of my language skills being inadequate, not being able to find my way, having trouble connecting to other students, getting homesick, missing a boyfriend... yikes! I've also never traveled internationally before, so I don't have any of the positive associations that might help mitigate my fears.



Added by Zoe Schaeffer on November 10, 2011 at 12:28am — 1 Comment

Excellent video about the experience of a Luther student in Peru!!

Added by Laura Balbuena on October 27, 2011 at 10:08pm — No Comments

Glimpse Correspondents Program

The Glimpse Correspondents Program is an opportunity for students, volunteers, teachers, and travelers who will be abroad for part of  2011 to get their stories and photography published at high-profile publications--and get paid for it.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides selected writers and photographers with a $600 stipend and one on one editorial training and support in…

Added by Art on September 8, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments

I'm here!

Well, I meant to write a pre-departure blog post before I left, but I just didn’t have time. Between computer troubles and having limited internet access, this is the first time I’ve been able to post since arriving.

Preparing for Edinburgh has meant so much to me. This was a lot of firsts —first plane trip, train trip, and first adventure out of the country.  I suppose I like to do things by great leaps.  I was very nervous the first few days before I left, but I saw my friends and…


Added by Megan Voegele on August 25, 2011 at 8:13pm — 1 Comment

IFSA-Butler Blog Contest

Each semester the IFSA-Butler featured bloggers will all be competing in a contest. On the blogs and video blogs, you may notice the Facebook “Like” button at the bottom of the entry. (a photo is included). Vote for the bloggers you feel have the most creative, informative and innovative blog…


Added by Art on August 25, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Back to the Cornfields

So I have been back for almost a week. I was hoping to finish my blog my last few days in BA. However, those days filled up quickly with new friends, good-byes, and last minute gifts.


In my time since my last blog, I have traveled to Peru. I have seen Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, but you are going to have to ask me about those adventures in person.


What was my time in Argentina like? How was it? Common questions that I have gotten since I returned to the…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on July 25, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Did you and one of your parents study abroad?

A Huffington Post reporter is doing a piece on study abroad over the years — what it's like, why it's more popular, and how the experience has changed. If you have a parent who also studied abroad in college, please email This is a great opportunity to tell your…


Added by Art on July 1, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

Anne Wexler Scholarships

Two Anne Wexler Scholarships will be awarded annually. One for an Australian citizen to complete a U.S. Master's degree program in Public Policy, and one for a U.S. citizen to complete an Australian Master's program in Public Policy areas.

Areas of study may include health, sustainability, energy, climate change, regional security, political science, history, or government relations, amongst others.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two…

Added by Art on June 29, 2011 at 4:10pm — No Comments

Glimpse Correspondents Program

This message is to announce that due to unprecedented response, Glimpse has

decided to extend the application period for the Glimpse Correspondents

Program one more week.

The new deadline is Thursday, June 30, 2011.

Powered by Matador, and supported in part by the National Geographic

Society, the Glimpse Correspondents Program provides talented writers

and photographers with a $600 stipend as well as one on one editorial…


Added by Art on June 23, 2011 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Is that? It is...It's a ...

Whale! This weekend I took my last trip inside Argentina to Puerto Madryn. It was a pretty long trip, but so worth it. Puerto Madryn is this really cute town that was first settled by the Welsh. Now it is most popular for the whales and wildlife. The sad part of trip was the first day we arrived it was pretty windy and…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on June 20, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Our students modeling on Peruvian TV!!!

Our three male students appeared on Peruvian TV modeling clothes for father's day like professionals. Speaking about full immersion into the culture!! :)

Added by Laura Balbuena on June 17, 2011 at 9:17pm — No Comments

Checking Things Off My List

So, it’s boiling down. Finals are right around the corner and I hate them just as much as I do in the states. However, I am very proud of finishing a paper especially when it is Spanish. However, with 35 days left in South America I have a pretty long too do list. This week I am headed back to Patagonia. The following week includes final exams and the following week final presentations and final papers. Then it is off to Peru for two weeks. Finally, I have a couple days to say good-bye to…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on June 12, 2011 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Cusco!!!!!!! Spring 2011

We are back from our Cusco trip. It was amazing, as usual, and we had the time of our lives!

Day 1: After a nap and a light lunch, our time in Cusco started by visiting the ruins that surround the city of Cusco. We went to Sacsayhuaman where we learned some interesting facts about Incan geology.…


Added by Laura Balbuena on June 8, 2011 at 3:38pm — No Comments

A Volcano and An Iceberg...

An interesting combination to say the least, however I promise you they connect. This past weekend I went to Calafate, which is located in Glacier National Park. After about at 3 and half hour plane ride south, I arrived at the cute little town of Calafate. It was a pretty fast trip overall. Some highlights included a…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on June 6, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Wow- Is this real life!?!

Finding a new restaurant, trying something new, seeing a beautiful old church just around the corner.…


Added by Mary Zoe Forster on May 29, 2011 at 4:07pm — 2 Comments

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