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Asia (Virtual) | Final Thoughts and Goodbye

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By Julia Andborn

This is my last post about my experience attending the Asia Travel Study during Summer 2021. In this post I will summarize the entire experience of my Travel Study in Asia, especially the actual course work. I hope that the things I have mentioned about Travel Study have already convinced people to enroll in future travel studies at UCLA. But, if that wasn’t enough for you, I will also

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Asia (Virtual) | Activities! Tea Ceremony – Taekwondo – Escape Room

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By Julia Andborn

This is my second to last blog post and I just wanted to share a bit more about the actual activities that we had access to and participated in during the Asia Travel Study. The company Worldstrides provided activities and executive sessions like I mentioned previously and they were great! There was a wide variety of cooking classes, an escape room to bond with the class, a

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Asia (Virtual) | Business Communication

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By Julia Andborn

For our Business Communication course we emphasized the importance of persuasion and how to make a speech as persuasive and clear as possible. Our final assignment was to give a persuasive speech about something. I decided to do it on why everyone should go vegan at least once a week. Building up to the day of the presentations we learned about different strategies and ways to improve

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Asia (Virtual) | A Global Mindset

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By Julia Andborn

In the beginning of the Business Leadership course we discussed the term global mindset. One of the biggest take-aways I have from the Travel Study “in” Asia is strategies to have a more global mindset. This essentially means to be more aware and have more knowledge regarding the world. Some strategies we learned and talked about to have a wider global mindset are global intellectual capital, global

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Asia (Virtual) | NPO Work in Vietnam

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By Julia Andborn

During our week in Vietnam we learned about a non-profit organization that does incredibly important work in the country. The Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation works to make sure care is provided to children living in poverty. They also work to end human trafficking. Poverty is a major issue in parts of Vietnam and this impacts many children. Often the kids are forced to sell things or products

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Asia (Virtual) | Cooking Time! Bulgogi and Bun Bo Xao

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By Julia Andborn

One of my favorite things about the Asia Travel Study was that we got to experience so many different cuisines and learn how to cook some of the most known dishes for some of the countries! During our week in South Korea, we were taught to make Bulgogi. Bulgogi is a famous dish in South Korea and the word translates to “fire meat”. It contains thin slices of meat,

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Asia (Virtual) | Starting My Journey

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By Julia Andborn

Hi everyone! My name is Julia Andborn and I am a rising senior. My major is Global Studies and my minor is Global Health. I am also both an international student from Sweden and a transfer student. I am one of the ambassadors for the travel study programs this summer! I attended the IAS-Asia Travel Study. The program lasted for 4 weeks and contained 2 classes; a Business Leadership

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Asia (Virtual) | Leadership and Entrepreneurship

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By Julia Andborn

For the Leadership course we emphasized persuasion strategies that are very useful in business. To become a good leader and persuade others you should show expertise and knowledge, find a common ground and create likeability, put in a lot of effort and time into tasks, and be friendly yet assertive. We learned more about these strategies during the executive sessions. For example, during one executive session Ben

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Asia (Virtual) | South Korea and K-Pop

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By Julia Andborn

The first week of the IAS-Asia Travel Study was enriching, informative, and interesting! We learned a lot about South Korea and especially about the culture of how to conduct business in the country. We discussed the differences between the US and South Korea and how the countries do business differently, but also the similarities between the two nations. A major difference is the way South Korea in

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Global Internships 2021: Isabelle Lopez, Japan (Virtual)

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What did you learn during your UCLA Global Internship program?
During my internship I was able to learn a lot about PCB design in terms of how to create the most efficient design, the many different specifications available, and the different options for the manufacturing and assembly process. I think it was interesting to attend team meetings and learn about how the company planned to grow and the

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