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Liz Alexy '08

Project Description

I lived at a boarding school in Terengganu, Malaysia, 5 miles from a small town and 6 miles from the coast. I taught English conversation class for about 20 hours a week and was also responsible for various extra curriculars, including English club, organizing English camps, and writing and directing a play. I had ample time to engage with the students outside of school hours, and also to get to know members of the local community.

Value of the Experience

I had a unique opportunity to fully engross myself in life overseas, and to become part of a small, close-knit school community. I formed strong bonds with people vastly different from me in terms of nationality, religion, age, language, culture, and history, and in the process learned a great deal about myself and gained perspective on my own country and background. I experienced the challenges and rewards of life abroad, including communicating in another language and navigating completely difference social expectations. I was also in a gorgeous setting right next to the sea, and was well positioned for easy travel throughout SE Asia--which I did extensively!

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Express Advising and Drop-In Hours 

Express Advising w/ Peer Career Advisors

Express Advising is on hiatus until spring semester. However, CLBR is still open and you can schedule an appointment with an advisor or stop by the drop-in hours listed below. Spring semester Express Advising hours will be posted at the start of the semester.

Drop-In Hours w/ CLBR Staff
Tuesdays, 12pm-1:30pm, Commons (Fellowships Q&A)
Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, MRC
Thursdays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons
Fridays, 11:30am-1:30pm, Commons

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