Posts in Around the World
The Value of Broadening Your Horizons

By: Matthew Teel

To help shed some light on moving to a new country and the lessons learned from volunteering abroad, Thomas O’Brien shared with us his memories of teaching in Morocco. O’Brien is the Director of Research for the Center for International Trade and Transportation (CITT) at California State University, Long Beach, and is a living example of how working in a foreign country can be one of the greatest things you can do to improve yourself and the lives of others.

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This Is Your Land

By: James Chow

Our family tradition was to visit the Philippines every four years. Though, we broke that tradition seven years ago, the last time we came. In my mother’s town, thick hot, moistened air covered the shanty-like acropolis and flying brown roaches ruled over the residents. In my father’s town, frosty water droplets reigned over the steep narrow streets, forming small guttery lakes at the base. Though if you entered either town ignorant of warmth and coolness, you wouldn’t be able to tell them apart.

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By: Oyinda Salako

Never in a million years did I actually believe I would be traveling to Paris, France. To be honest, Paris was never on my list of places I wanted to visit. The city of love, also known as the city of lights, always sounded so fairytale – so unattainable that I never even dreamed I would get there. But alas, I have returned from a weeklong clown fiesta in Paris. It was incredible.

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Two Worlds Apart: From France to the States

By: Gustavo Ortega

Chloe Froment can’t remember a time when she wasn’t on the soccer field. Growing up in France, she watched from the sidelines as her dad and brother played on the pitch. By the time she was 6, she was on the field herself, playing for a French soccer club called FC Bourg Peronnas, where she was the only woman on the team.

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Students Share an International Point of View

By: Diane Vay 

When studying away from home, there are many things to consider on top of transportation, living expenses, placement exams and registering for classes. According to Campus Facts Fall 2015 on, there are nearly 2,000 students from foreign countries. DIG Magazine talked to six international and exchange students, who shared some of their experiences after coming to CSULB.

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