Student Stories

As part of the experience abroad, ILR students on International Experience grants are required to give a report regarding their international experience.

Below are just a few of the nearly two hundred reports our students have generated:

Rachel Maniloff

experience report / warwick

Rachel Maniloff

BSILR '15

Exchange Student at Warwick, UK, Spring 2014

Packing
What were the most useful things you packed, and what do you recommend to leave behind?
Pack rainboots and a raincoat! Also pack lots of layers--you'll be grateful when you have to spend weeks traveling on only one suitcase! Leave behind formal clothes.

Chyanne Eyde

experience report / europe

Chyanne Eyde

BSILR '13

Inspired by an admissions brochure’s feature on Randi Weingarten ’80, President of the American Federation of Teachers, I applied to the ILR School three years ago with the intent of merging my strong interest in education with the school’s focus on organizational behavior and unionism. The independent research project that I was able to conduct, thanks partially to my International Travel Grant, allowed me to closely analyze issues of privatization and unionism in public education.

Hannah Kim

experience report / tanzania

Hannah Kim

BSILR '14

From becoming comfortable riding in a minivan with 30 people standing, eating beans and rice cooked by mama, watching a chicken being slaughtered and cooked, seeing herds of zebras and giraffes from only ten feet away, and forming intimate relationships with the people I've met, I can safely say that Moshi, Tanzania, or specifically KCMC Road, feels like my second home.

Matthew Joe

experience report / australia

Matthew Joe

Brooke & Glenn Grindlinger Award Report

UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Fall 2013

Chyanne Eyde

experience report / australia

Chyanne Eyde

Brooke & Glenn Grindlinger Award Report

UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Spring 2013

Michelle Kizer

experience report / australia

Michelle Kizer

Brooke & Glenn Grindlinger Award Report

Exchange Student at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, Fall 2012

My experience in Australia has been, by far, the most significant time I have spent in my life. I [Michelle Kizer in Australia!] had several opportunities to enrich my ILR education at the University of New South Wales, learn more about where I may fit in the professional world, and experience exponential personal growth and awareness of myself.