Savvy Traveler Series

Savvy Traveler Series

Are you a first-time, novice, or apprehensive international traveler? Check out our Savvy Traveler Series, featuring stories and advice from returned students and Education Abroad staff on a wide variety of topics! 

Part One

Tuesday,
October 10

5:00pm - 5:30pm
 

Flying Internationally

Hear from a seasoned pro on what it is like to take an international flight! 
Presented by: Pluto Davis

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Monday,
October 16

5:00pm - 5:30pm
 

Pack This, Not That 

Packing tips from students who have been there. First tip: you need to manage your own belongings!
Presented by: Maggie Wall & Anna Pelletiere

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Tuesday,
October 17

5:00pm - 5:30pm
 

Livin' La Vida Local 

Taking advantage of all that your study abroad location has to offer.
Presented by: Pasha Sahin & Arly MackRosen

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Wednesday,
October 18

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Climate-Conscious Travel 

Tips for being a more sustainable traveler.
Presented by: Chloe Benhardt

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Thursday,
October 19

3:00pm - 4:00pm
 

LGBTQIA+ Travelers Abroad 

Hear from returned students about their experiences traveling abroad as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Presented by: Pluto Davis & Maggie Wall

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Monday,
October 23

3:00pm - 3:30pm
 

Side Travel 

Tips for taking advantage of an experience abroad to see new places!
Presented by: Dan Passov & Ali Wolf

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Part Two

Tuesday, November 7
4:30pm - 5:30pm

Race and Ethnicity: Exploring Identities Abroad 

Students discuss their personal experiences navigating race and ethnicity abroad.
Presented by: Kayla Bioh & Jocelyn Canton

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Wednesday, November 8
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Managing Your Mental Health Abroad

This workshop focuses on stories from returned students about their experiences with mental health, and advice for outgoing students. Special guest Beth Prullage, a counselor from the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health (CCPH) will present about strategies for resilience. This session will not be recorded and will take place in-person.
Presented by: Ali Wolf, Paige McNeill, Tori Marshall, Andrea Drake, Beth Prullage

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Monday, November 13
4:00pm - 4:30pm
 

Staying Connected Abroad 

How will I stay in touch with loved ones? What is the best phone plan?
Presented by: Maggie Wall

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Tuesday, November 28
4:30pm - 5:00pm
 

Managing your Money Abroad (rescheduled from Nov 14)

How to get the most out of your experience abroad with a limited budget.
Presented by: Kayla Bioh & Jocelyn Canton

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Monday, December 4
5:00pm - 6:00pm
 

Personal Safety in a Cross Cultural Context

Stories from returned students about staying safe abroad, and how studying in a different culture impacted their experience. Some students share things they wished they knew before they went abroad (e.g. prevalence of street harassment) and ways to prepare. Special focus will be on female and solo travelers.This session will not be recorded and will take place in-person.
Presented by: Tori Marshall, Paige McNeill, Andrea Drake, Jules Purnell

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