Beloit shut down affects international student but doesn’t discourage from future study abroad

Nguyen Huynh’22 is an international student from Vietnam. He is currently studying Environmental Justice and Citizenship and Quantitative Economics at Beloit. Through the retelling of this interview, he explains his move from Beloit back to Vietnam during COVID and his motivation to continue taking advantage of international opportunities.

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Lesly Davis’90 at Indiana University Global Alumni reunion in Beijing.

Beloit alum & previous WAC Assistant Director continues to encourage international education & social justice

With numerous experiences abroad under her belt, Lesley Davis’90–a creative writing and French major–has developed and led internationally-based programs for future students to learn abroad. These programs, based at Beloit College and other institutions, have allowed students to teach abroad, learn international law, and explore disability protection around the globe. Now, as the current Assistant Dean of International Programs at Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law, she answers some questions about Beloit’s impact on her success afterward.

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Experiences abroad prepared alum for International Education Director positions

Giancarlo Taylor’92, Director of International Programs at San Diego State University, links his experiences at Beloit and abroad to his career as an international education program director. He also provides some insights on learning internationally and making the most of Beloit’s resources and study abroad opportunities. 

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Inspired by friendships, studies, and alumni to work abroad post-Beloit

An international relations major, Jack Chelsky’20 is preparing to teach English in Japan through the JET program post-graduation. His inspirations: international student friendships, two summers spent volunteering and interning abroad, his international relations studies, and Beloit graduates who came before him.

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Ed Stern’19 in class at Beloit College

Beloit alum draws on language skills and abroad experience for international job

Ed Stern’19 shares how his experiences at Beloit, including a Center for Language Studies summer block course, and studying abroad in Japan, have prepared him for his current job as a sales representative for a Japanese company.

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Dulce Saenz ’20 working at Vissum.

Interning Abroad: Beloit student talks working in health care in Spain

Earlier this month, The Office of International Education sat down with Dulce Saenz ’20, a biochemistry and health and society double major, to talk about her semester abroad in Alicante, Spain. We talked about everything from her internship at a private ophthalmological hospital to living with a host family.

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Yashodhara Kundra ’20 introduces panelists and panel discussion topics.

Having Hard Conversations on Campus: Professors and Faculty Discuss the Dangers of Xenophobia

Office of International Education student worker Yashodhara Kundra’20 organized and moderated a panel to discuss stereotyping and xenophobia on campus and beyond.

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The Hungarian Parliament building in Budapest at nighttime as seen from a Danube cruise

Postcard from France: Volunteering with a refugee resettlement organization

While Emily Kratz ’21 is learning and growing in the classroom, she is engaging with a community as an English teacher at a refugee settlement organization.

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2020 Participants at the Workforce Career Fair

Paving Their Career Paths

Beloit gives students the opportunity to connect with more than 150 employer and grad school reps at a Milwaukee career fair that included recruiters from Target, Epic, the Peace Corps, and more.

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Seva Poitevin-Mills ’21 pictured above in Ghana.

Practicing and Learning about Public Health in Ghana

This week the Office of International Education sat down with Seva Poitevin-Mills ’21 a health and society major to talk about studying and interning Ghana last fall. Poitevin worked at the West Africa Aids Foundation while abroad. In our conversation, she discusses the intersections of practicing and learning about public health while in Ghana.

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