The Study Abroadcast

82 EpisodesProduced by Chris Carlton

Where should you go? For how long? How can you afford it.....? These are just a few of the questions we discuss on The Study Abroadcast. If you're thinking about studying abroad this is a perfect podcast for you to listen to in order to motivate, and inspire your inner Indiana Jones or Carmen Sandie… read more

82 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

How Cameron Peagler Survived Japan On A Fish Allergy

May 15th, 2019


“I would’ve never imagined I could have gone to Japan if it wasn’t for these people meeting me and inspiring me to do more ” — Cameron Peagler (

How Cameron Peagler Survived Japan On A Fish Allergy

May 6th, 2019


 Cameron Peagler, a Gilman Alumni Ambassador and Wright State University alumnus talks about wha it was like to live and learn in Japan. 

You get a …

¢.18 Beers and $10 Sushi With Brandon Losh & Johnny Felsenthal

April 24th, 2019


Brandon Losh and Johnny Felsenthal are basically best friends who studied abroad at the same time, and had two vastly different experiences. After listening to the interview, if you listen to the interview in its …

What Decades of International Education Experience Have Taught Marty Tillman

April 19th, 2019


Marty Tillman is the President of Global Career Compass, which is an international education consultancy located in Washington D.C. We met at The …

Designing Your Own Study Abroad Trip To Slingshot Your Career Forward

April 16th, 2019


Cierra Powell knocked it out of the park with this interview. She was the first Study Abroadcast Gilman Award winning interviewee. Long overdue, but we finally got one of the esteemed Gilman alumna on the show. 

A …

Why You Shouldn't Let Relationships Get In The Way of Your Study Abroad Experience With Alison Healy

April 5th, 2019


“It’s so important to get out of what you know. It’s so important to try something new and have that fish-out-of-water experience while you’re young.” - Alison Healy

Alison Healy is our first guest on the podcast that 

Getting Lost, Sippin Sangria, and Studying Abroad in Alcalá de Henares with Lexa & Caroline

April 2nd, 2019


“One week, being in another country, you’re going to forget about what everyone else is doing in the U.S., and you’re going to be having so many of your own adventures that you’re not going to be homesick at all.” 

Why You NEED To Study Abroad If You're Interested in Fashion With Brielle Saggese

April 1st, 2019


Brielle (@briellesajz) is serious about fashion, and the breadcrumbs prove it. She's slowly making her way around Europe and determined to make a name for herself in the industry. She's interned at both PVH and LUCKY …

Studying Abroad in Chile, Exploring South America, and Drinking Pisco Sour With Rachel Mckinzie

March 30th, 2019


First Chile interview...on the board; thanks to Rachel! She's also are first finance major, too, so she's really checking off all the boxes. And …

Monica Guajardo on Buenos Aires & Spanish Language Immersion

March 28th, 2019


“Every aspect of our program is designed to immerse the student culturally, not only by staying with a home-stay, but also with all of our cultural …

Study Abroad Influence In France With Tiffany Ferguson (ACTION!)

March 27th, 2019


“To be in a country where you don’t speak fluently and you struggle to express yourself [. . . ], it made me so sympathetic, empathetic for people who are in countries where they’re not a native speaker but they’re …

How To Find The Perfect Study Abroad Internship With Melissa Buerkett

March 25th, 2019


The first interview I had with a student who studied abroad with Global Experiences was wildly popular.

"Man, I wish I could get more interviews like …

Nick Trifelos on Internships, Location Selection, & Travel Buddies

March 22nd, 2019

  1. Nick Trifelos (@nick.triff) understood his international internship better than anyone I've interviewed to date. 
  2. He went against the grain and …

Meg Jerrard Talks Studying Abroad, Marketing, & Travel Blogging Adventures

March 19th, 2019


“We’re all about pushing people outside their comfort zones and really inspiring people to get out there and see the world, because we’re so passionate that travel can completely change your mindset and completely …

Erica Biagini and I Stumble Upon a Great Strategy in Selecting a Study Abroad Location During Her Interview About Bilbao, Spain

March 8th, 2019


“I’m not going to say that every single day was easy during my time abroad . . . but looking back, the fact that I was able to persevere through those times is priceless to me.” — Erica Biagini

I've interviewed many a …

Everything You Need To Know If You Want To Study Abroad in Vietnam with Martina Mazzei

March 7th, 2019


I've been waiting a long time for this because I have heard only good things about this country and can't wait to go myself. Martina Mazzei studied …

Teaching in Spain (twice) With Corinne Kinney

February 28th, 2019


“I’ve never had a student come back saying they regret studying abroad, but I have met with multiple students saying that they regret not studying …

Botswana Bound with Lauren Goetze

February 27th, 2019


This is now the third interview I've done with a student who studied abroad in this part of the continent, so they must be doing something right down …

What It Was Like To Take A Ferry to Class Every Morning in Thailand With Lindsay Vallance

February 26th, 2019


Lindsay Vallance is the first student on The Study Abroadcast who studied abroad in Bangkok, hell...she is our first student who studied abroad in Thailand. As you guys know I love welcoming firsts and Lindsay fits the …

Zoey Hoffman Tells Us About Her Trip to Costa Rica to Volunteer

February 20th, 2019


“It’s going to push you to see the world a different way and make you a better person” - Zoey Hoffman 

Davenport University undergraduate Zoey Hoffman is the first student on the show that went abroad specifically to …

Brittney Rosiles & Mason Najima On Why USAC Is A Viable Option To Consider When Studying Abroad

February 18th, 2019


“If you don’t see it for yourself, it doesn’t really happen.” - Mason Nagima 

In this dual interview Mason Najima and Brittney Rosiles tells us about their trips to Spain and India, respectively. They did it through an …

How Luke Bambrick Started His Summer Trip To London With A Bang

February 13th, 2019


“When I have kids, it is literally going to be mandatory for them to study abroad.”  — Luke Bambrick

"A once in a lifetime opportunity within a once in a lifetime opportunity" is how I'd describe the start of Luke …

Meghan Haddy Talks Athens, Greece in This Study Abroadcast First

February 11th, 2019


“It will put you out of your comfort zone, and that might be hard, but it will definitely be worth it.” — Meghan Haddy

Meghan Haddy is the first student on the show who studied abroad in Greece. I'm surprised more …

"Study Abroad in Namibia?" Listening To Michelle Andersen Will Make You Want To Go...Guaranteed

February 8th, 2019


Michelle Andersen (First name IG, last name FB)  was one of the most well spoken guests I've had on the show to date. She went on a journey to the southern part of Africa and was kind enough to take us along for the …

How To Find The PERFECT Study Abroad Program And Not Pay For Any Of It With Maria Gutowski

February 5th, 2019


Before we started the interview I asked Maria what her major was. Then when we started the interview she told me what study abroad program she …

Corey Miller Tells Her Tale of A Semester At Sea (And 11 Different Countries)

January 31st, 2019


 "I feel like I've grown so much in these past five months that I'm still me, just a better version" — Corey Miller

Exercise science major, Corey …

How Lila Dedvukaj Turned Her Love of Archaeology Into A Multitude Of Study Abroad Trips

January 30th, 2019


If you're an archaeology major or are interested in multiple study abroad trips this interview with @oaklandu 's Lila Dedvukaj is the one for you.

1 …

What It Means To Be The Parent of A Study Abroad Student With Mark Stucker

January 27th, 2019


Marks' got his own podcast, and his experience shows in this one. The episode is perfect to send to your parents if you're thinking about studying abroad. 

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How Dalia Lourenço Parlayed Her 3 Study Abroad Experiences Into A Career That Spans The Globe

January 25th, 2019


Some people study abroad and they never really stop. Dalia Lourenço is a perfect example of this. She studied abroad 3 times and hasn't lived in her home country of Canada since. Spain, Russia, and many …

What A Study Abroad Trip To Namibia Taught Maddie Moorehead About Being The Minority

January 24th, 2019


Muggings, excursions, yoga classes, safaris, and more! If you're at all interested in Africa, social work, or an internship at a Magazine, this interview is definitely for you. Great work, thanks Maddie. 

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How Megan Luedke's Year Studying Abroad in Germany Led to Space Agency Design

January 22nd, 2019


Studying abroad is supposed to help you. It's supposed to help your career, your network, and it's supposed to make you a more well rounded individual. Megan Luedke is evidence of the system working. She learned, she …

How Studying Abroad in Germany Early On Shaped The Trajectory Ben McKelfresh's Career

January 17th, 2019


Maintaining friendships you develop while abroad, a glimpse into the life of an international educator, great stories, and of course the food. It's all here in Ben's interview as he talks about his time in Germany and …

How Amy Schoenberg Went From a Community College to Living in Italy For 13 Years

January 13th, 2019


If you're thinking about Italy, or an extended time abroad this interview is definitely for you. 

Thank you so much, Amy!

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Scholarship Advice for The Boren Awards and Beyond With Jeff Cary

January 12th, 2019


Jeff Cary educates us on the Boren Awards, how you can receive one, and gives practical advice on how scholarships in general. He also discusses his …

How Ryan Roberts Got To Intern In Barcelona For 8 Weeks, Receive 6 Credits, and Take 0 Classes

January 10th, 2019


If you're a business major looking to intern abroad, this interview is for you. Visit the post to watch Ryan's accompanying video he recorded while in Barcelona

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Andria Morse Talks Spain, Japan, and College Career Advice

January 8th, 2019


Anyone working in international education probably studied abroad at one point or another, and Andria is no exception. She tells about her time in …

How To Hit The Ground Running After Graduation With Aaron Horwath

December 27th, 2018


Aaron Horwath of talks about touches on a number of different topics in this interview' specifically how to stand out once you graduate and why living and working abroad might not be such a bad idea. 

Nubia and Frantzces From Chronicles Abroad Give Great Advice About Long Term Travel

December 20th, 2018


Nubia and Frantzces from share their travel stories. But it's so much more than that. If you're getting ready to study abroad this interview is sure to put you in the mindset you need to be in to …

Interview With IES's 2018 Film Competition Winner, Philip Baites

December 19th, 2018


Not only did Philip Baites win the 2018 IES Film Competition, he was also the first student on our show that studied abroad for an entire year. Philip's demeanor and personality bleed through in this interview and you …

Deciding To Learn Spanish in Spain With Luci Bessinger

December 7th, 2018


Luci Bessinger studied abroad in Spain because she wanted to sharpen her Spanish skills. If you're interested in Barcelona or Spain tune in. I know you'll like this episode because I had a lot of fun when we were making …

English As A Second Language And Stories From Around The World With Matt Schneider

November 28th, 2018


This interview is broken down into two parts. First, Matt talks about WESLI and helping international students transition into the classroom in the United States. Second, he tells some great stories and gives advice …

How To Obtain The Perfect Internship Abroad with Karime Diaz

November 27th, 2018


Karime Diaz is our first interview who went abroad solely for the internship and didn't take any classes. She currently serves as an alumni …

Studying Abroad Down Under in Newcastle with Caroline Sass

November 21st, 2018


Newcastle is a gorgeous city in Australia which is located about 2 hours north of Sydney. Caroline recalls her time there, her living situation, and …

Navigating Paris With Abby Haley

November 20th, 2018


Abby Haley is studying abroad in Paris, France and she is absolutely loving it. This is my first interview with someone living in the city of love …

Getting A Full Scholarship to Study Abroad in France with Andrea Vazquez

November 19th, 2018


Andrea got a full scholarship to study abroad and she tells us exactly how she did it. This interview is perfect if you're interested in …

Studying Abroad in Prague With Hannah Lutz

November 16th, 2018


If you're looking to study abroad somewhere that isn't as mainstream, but still popular enough it might be worth listening to this interview to learn …

Learning French in Brussels With Nicole Kalitsi

November 14th, 2018


In this interview we find out why Nicole Kalitsi chose to study abroad in Brussels, Belgium instead of France to sharpen her French language skills.

Getting Paid To Study Abroad in Auckland With Jonathan Mennecke

November 13th, 2018


Jonathan Mennecke talks about applying for and recieving multiple scholarships to study abroad in Auckland. We learn about his living situation, …

Rhondine Petrof Educates Us On Belize; The Only English Speaking Country in Central America

November 12th, 2018


Studying Abroad in Belize is a great opportunity if you want international experience, but don't want to be that far away from home. Rhondine Petrof of Toucan Education Programs does a great job of educating us on the …

Adventures in New Zealand And Landing a Job Before Graduation with Liam Krodel

November 9th, 2018


There are three things you need to take away from this interview:

1. Deciding where to go is easier than you think
2. You're going to make lifelong friends
3. Studying abroad HELPS with finding a job

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Julie Alagna Walks Us Through The Process of a Semester at Sea

November 8th, 2018


Julie Alagna gives a great interview discussing everything you need to do to sign up for and succeed in a Semester at Sea. There isn't another …

Studying Abroad in Copenhagen Through DIS with Alison Ryncarz

November 6th, 2018


Alison Ryncarz talks about her time studying abroad in Copenhagen and what it is like to go through the program, DIS, where she now works. We also learn about Woofing which is something every student (no matter where …

Studying Abroad in Rome and Exploring The Rest of Europe with Tiera Salitros

November 6th, 2018


If you're thinking about studying abroad in Rome or anywhere for that matter, and are interested in doing even MORE traveling while you're there this interview is definitely for you. Tiera does a great job of talking …

If You Want The International Experience, But Can't Find The Time, Listen to This Interview

November 5th, 2018


David Carlton studied abroad early, and stumbled on to something that he loves; studying abroad. In this episode we find out why not being ready for a semester and already having plans during the summer did not stop …

Study Abroad Stories: Dublin Edition With Amanda Hackney

November 2nd, 2018


In this episode Amanda Hackney tells us about her amazing time in Dublin and the rest of Europe. It's interviews like these that make me wish I …

Scholarships and Studying Abroad in Ireland with Morgan Kistler

November 1st, 2018


Morgan Kistler did everything right. She found a program, applied for (and received) scholarships, and now she is having the time of her life in …

Studying Abroad in London and Advice for Today's College Student With Brent Blahnik

October 31st, 2018


Brent Blahnik is the Director of International Education at UW - Green Bay. He studied abroad in London and talks about what it is like to …

Faculty Led WWII Focused Study Abroad With Kate Greer of Ohio State

October 30th, 2018


If you're interested in WWII this interview is for you. Kate Greer of The Ohio State University talks about visiting historical WWII sites during her three week trip to Europe.

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Studying Abroad in Shanghai with Gillian Reinhard

October 29th, 2018


Gillian Reinhard has been taking Mandarin Chinese for the past 6 years and she thought Shanghai would be the perfect location for her to study …

UW-Stevens Point Study Abroad with Brad Van Den Elzen

October 24th, 2018


In this interview I talk with Brad, who is the Director of the International Student and Scholars Office UW-Stevens Point, about how teaching English …

Setting Up A Clinical Rotation in Australia With Jerrica Huber

October 23rd, 2018


This interview is perfect if you're in the medical field or thinking about Australia. Jerrica does a great job of explaining what it was like to live down under and explains how she set up a clinical rotation her last …

Language Learning Through Immersion With Mattison Gotcher

October 22nd, 2018


UT - Austin's Mattison Gotcher wanted to learn Spanish so she decided to study abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica. In this interview Mattison talks about …

Studying Abroad in Seville with Jason Kouba

October 16th, 2018


Jason Kouba is the Senior Regional Director for Institutional Relations and Outreach at API so there are two avenues to this episode. First, he tells the story of his study abroad experience in Seville. Second, he gives …

How Martyn Magaloudis Saved Money by Studying Abroad in Sydney

October 15th, 2018


Fresh off a trip to Melbourne, Martyn Megaloudis talks about going to school and interning in Sydney. We learn about school specific scholarships, no …

Studying Abroad in Seoul with Minel Cannucciari

October 12th, 2018


In our first interview with someone who studied abroad in Seoul, Minel Cannucciari talks about how she was able to set up a work study with her …

Why Study Away Scholarships Are A Very Real Opportunity with Callie Ronstrom

October 11th, 2018


In this interview, UW-Superior's Callie Ronstrom talks about the driving force behind her first study abroad experience, why the opportunity to …

Studying (and interning) Abroad in Ireland With Jessica Kisluk

October 10th, 2018


After listening to this interview, I wish I was still in college and able to study abroad again. Jessica does a great job of painting a picture of …

Educating Students About What Study Abroad Is With Lacy Frewerd

October 9th, 2018


Most students think they know what study abroad is but what they don't know is the amount of options they have or how it relates to their major and …

Interning in Australia With Lorenzo Corazzin

October 5th, 2018


Lorenzo Corrazin is an Italian who goes to college in the United States that needed to 'study abroad' in order to fulfill an international credit …

How European Classes Differ From American Classes with Conor McGlone

October 3rd, 2018


In our first international student interview, Connor McGlone from The University of Pittsburgh talks about transitioning to life in Italy and discusses his future plans for the rest of the semester...a must listen if …

How to Study Abroad in 12 Days with Peter Wierzba

October 2nd, 2018


In this episode we talk to Peter Wierzba, a 5th year senior at UW-Parkside who tells us how he got credit for this 12 day trip to Poland and had a …

Why St. Norbert Tells It’s Students to Get Involved With Int'l Education Early as Possible

October 1st, 2018


St. Norbert College's Jeremy Doughty talks about his study abroad experience and work, why getting involved with international education early on is …

Study Abroad Guide Recommendation, Going During Winter Break, and Faculty Led Programming with Colle

September 28th, 2018


In this episode I get recommendations from UW-Eau Claire's Colleen Marchwick on study abroad articles to read, taking your trip during winter break, …

How You Can Study Abroad While Working Your Way Through College with Megan Baker

September 27th, 2018


In this episode we learn how Carrol University's Megan Baker worked two, sometimes three jobs as an undergrad and still found a way to study abroad …

Why Most Beloit College Students Don’t Use a Study Abroad Program

September 26th, 2018


How do you take ownership of study abroad and not use a traditional study abroad program? You can do one of two things: Enroll at Beloit College or …

Doing a Summer Study Abroad Program With Taylor Ambrosius of UW-Oshkosh

September 25th, 2018


As our first student interview, Taylor Ambrosius of UW-Oshkosh tells us about her summer trip to France and the fears she had to overcome in order to go. This interview is perfect if you're thinking about studying …

What Does It Mean To Study Abroad? UW-Platteville’s Bing Liang Answers Your Most Pressing Questions

September 23rd, 2018


In his second language, Bing Liang talks about what it means to study abroad and the factors that go into scholarship awards and UW-Platteville. I …

Hannah Marie Morris: A Study Abroad Consultant In The Truest From

September 20th, 2018


In this interview from the Sudan, Dr. Hannah Morris of gives an inspirational interview and talks about what she is doing to facilitate studying abroad on the global stage.

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Johannes Schmied: An Austrian Living in The U.S. (Episode 3)

September 12th, 2018


How Johannes Schmied Came From Austria to the United States and Landed a Job at The University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh in the's how.

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Meet Dilyn Riesterer and learn about International Education at Edgewood College

August 21st, 2018


In this episode Dilyn and I discuss her own study abroad journey, overcoming fears while traveling, and learn about some of the best food in Europe.

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My 3rd Podcast: Hello Tunisia

May 3rd, 2018


Trial run of Anchor. I discuss studying abroad in the states with Fakhar.

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