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Benedict Cumberbatch and other stories from London

On July 4, I stepped out of St. Pancras train station and into my storybook land. I was one of those kids who grew up with a weird obsession with England. I was raised on a diet of British fantasy novels by Roald Dahl and Eva Ibbotson. I pretended to be
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Interning abroad expands your career prospects

One antidote to the harsh realities of postgraduation job prospects is interning abroad, preferably somewhere that has a thriving economy such as one of the emerging economies commonly referred to as the BRICS, the countries of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.
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Q&A with Berkeley Study Abroad

Deciding to study abroad can be a complicated process complete with the intimidating task of choosing from more than 40 countries and all that daunting paperwork. Luckily, The Daily Californian had the opportunity to chat with members of the Berkeley Study Abroad office, including Diane Marcus, associate director of marketing, Laura Shanks, publications and production specialist, and Barbara Tassielli, assistant director of advising, via phone and email to answer some of the perplexing questions you might have.
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UC study abroad program aims to dramatically increase participation

The UC study abroad program has joined more than 150 U.S. colleges and universities in the push to increase participation in study abroad programs as part of the Generation Study Abroad initiative of the Institute of International Education. To achieve this goal, UCEAP has pledged to increase the number of students studying abroad by 20 percent in the next five years.
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Weekend escape to London

I’ve been studying in Lund, Sweden, for almost two months now, and although my current schedule includes a mere three hours of class a week, I was ready for an escape from this college town. A few people from the UC Education Abroad Program decided to spend Valentine’s Day weekend
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Turmoil abroad builds strong bonds

On a cold July morning in Santiago, the infamous Plaza Italia is packed with students wearing bandanas and scarves over their faces, huddled around handmade banners. It’s a scene I’ve passed by many times while living in a city where protesting is as normal as breathing — where sometimes the two
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UCEAP Scholarships to finance overseas expenses

Anyone who has studied abroad — especially in a comparatively higher-exchange-rate zone such as the European Union — knows the experience can be an expensive one. With necessities such as housing, food and transportation to consider, the costs of an extended sojourn in a dream country could seem out of
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