International Education Career Inspired by Australian Study Abroad 10 Years Ago

AustraLearn Alumni Reflection: Lewis Cardenas By Stacey Hartmann GlobaLinks NewsWire Editor In making just one important choice ten years ago, Lewis Cardenas, then an undergraduate at Albion College in Michigan, uncovered the focus of his graduate research, laid out a road map to his career, constructed the beginnings of long-enduring friendships and explored cultural gems … Continue reading

Volunteering: AUT Alumna Raising Money for Pakastani Flood Victims

Tami Bolk, an AustraLearn alumna who studied abroad in the spring of 2009 at AUT in New Zealand, is currently on a six-day bike trip to raise money for flood victims in Pakistan. “My experience in New Zealand was truly life changing and it gave me the confidence to continue my travel endeavors,” says Bolk,a … Continue reading

Finish Line: Andrew Ratzlaff Achieves Coast-To-Coast ‘Ride Against Lymphoma,’ Raises $5,000 For Research

‘I guess that does it,’ says the 27-year-old AustraLearn alumnus Andrew Ratzlaff cruised across the Golden Gate Bridge last week and marked the end of the road for his roughly 4,400-mile cross-country bike trip that raised $5,000 for the Lymphoma Research Foundation and honored his late father who died from the disease. The amateur cyclist … Continue reading

Student Snapshots: AustraLearn Alumnus Finalist On America’s Got Talent; New Zealand Program Participant Blogs

Voting Underway For AustraLearn Alumnus For America’s Got Talent Contest Cam Hodges, a Seattle resident and AustraLearn semester-abroad alumnus from July 2009, is a finalist in the America’s Got Talent competition on YouTube. The winner will get a chance to play live on the AGT show. You can check out and vote for Cam Hodges’ … Continue reading

Elmhurst College’s Emily Nagle Chosen As 2010 Alumna of the Year/Future International Educator

An AsiaLearn Participant at Mahidol University in Thailand, Nagle Wants Others to “See The Beauty In Their World” By Stacey Hartmann GlobaLinks NewsWire Editor For Emily Nagle, a bit of research on Thailand just wasn’t enough to satisfy her curiosity. “I fell in love with Thai culture, and I just had to see it closer,” … Continue reading


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