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Making A Dream Reality: A Student’s Journey from Outsider to Local

Anabel Rivas from Hunter College, and a yearlong student in USAC’s Viterbo, Italy program, wrote about her experiences studying and living in a foreign country. She describes what it was like to leave home, be welcomed into Italian culture, and discover herself and passions. The following post was edited for clarity from its original text.  “Da piccoli…


6th Annual International Short Story Contest Now Accepting Submissions

In collaboration with the University of the Basque Country (Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea), USAC announces the Sixth Annual International Short Story Contest in memory of Dr. Félix Menchacatorre. All students currently participating on the USAC programs in Spain are welcome to apply. Details follow below. Entries are due by April 17, 2015. Félix Menchacatorre, one of…

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NEW Summer Internship Program in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

We are pleased to announce a new summer internship opportunity in the Hawke’s Bay province of New Zealand, ideal for students studying agriculture, agribusiness, environmental science, and wildlife management. Beginning in Summer 2015, there will be an opportunity for an extensive six-week program over the summer sessions (June 6-July 22). The program will pair a two-week National Expedition…


Job Opening: Program Advisor

USAC is a nonprofit, university-based study abroad organization headquartered on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno. For more than 30 years, USAC has provided opportunities for students to gain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to succeed in the global society of the 21st century. USAC operates programs in 26 countries and sends more than…