Reflections While Abroad Online Seminar


Reflect
on the experiences you are having while abroad
Share with other Anteaters abroad around the world
Translate your experiences into meaningful learning and action

This 1.0 unit P/NP seminar is exclusively for current UCI UCEAP participants.

  • Fall 2018 Course: Uni Studies 197E Course Code: 87805
  • How to Enroll: Send authorization code request to studyabroad@uci.edu. Include your name & study abroad country(ies).
  • Note: This course does not have a meeting time. You participate online from abroad as it fits into your schedule.

Course description:
Engage in an online seminar with UCI students studying abroad all over the world! Participating in this seminar will allow you to share and compare the experiences you are having abroad with others. Brief writing assignments will help you translate what you are experiencing abroad into concreate academic and career skills that will last a lifetime.

Past students say:

  • This course helped me slow down and look at this experience and appreciate it. Professionally, the reflections helped me better understand what it is that I have learned and what it is that I am taking from this experience.
  • The professor asked specific questions that were unique enough that the class is worth taking.
  • This class provided a sense of Anteater community even when we're all on separate parts of the planet.

Meet the Professor:

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Professor Biendarra, pictured left, enjoys a lunch with UC students studying abroad in Germany after one of their cultural excursions during the 2017 spring semester.

Anke Biendarra, Associate Professor of German and European Studies, is on a mission to convince as many students as possible to study abroad because she firmly believes it is one of the most valuable opportunities a college education can offer. Living and working abroad helps us grow as people, builds a cultural literacy, and allows a more global understanding of contemporary issues and our own place in the world. Professor Biendarra has long been involved with study abroad in different capacities on and off the UCI campus. From 2015-18, she served as the on-site Faculty Director for Northern Europe in Berlin, Germany, where she worked closely with undergraduates from all ten UC campuses studying abroad in Germany, Denmark, and Sweden. While there she helped students navigate academic and personal issues. Having grown up in Germany, she worked abroad in France and received her M.A. [in Germany] before moving to the U.S. to continue her graduate studies. This gives her a great understanding of study abroad and the cultural adjustment it requires.

If you have any questions, contact the Study Abroad Center