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Programs and Reviews
Minds Abroad offers educational travel, study abroad and volunteer travel in Asia. Focusing on Chinese language programs and culture immersion, Minds Abroad provides a hands-on understanding of non-traditional culture by putting students in real-life contexts.
Impact Abroad, the volunteer provider, offers an opportunity for those of the Western world who are interested in helping handicapped children and orphans in Yunnan. Specifically, you would volunteer at the Yunnan Children or other child welfare institution in Yunnan. Impact Abroad partners with these institutions to place volunteers.
Minds Abroad's Response to Matthew:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences online. We are so happy that you enjoyed your trip to Vietnam with Minds Abroad! It is also great to know that your Mandarin improved a lot.
Your feedback on our apartment location is really helpful, we will try our best to arrange our student apartments in the same area and put the students in the same apartment with their group. Thanks again for your suggestion. We would love to see you again.
Submitted on 02/21/2013
Minds Abroad's Response to dadiaz:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences online. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Kunming with Minds Abroad in 2011! Your suggestion on traveling more is really helpful! This year we have designed China Travel Only Program, India Travel Only Program, Vietnam Travel Only Program and Thailand & Cambodia Travel Only Program to offer more choices for those students who prefers traveling. Please browse our website (www.mindsabroad.com) for more details about these programs. We would love to see you again!
Submitted on 02/20/2013
Minds Abroad's Response to ruth929:
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experiences online. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in Kunming with Minds Abroad! Please do let us know if there is anything we can do to make our program better. Your suggestions are more than welcomed. We would love to see you again.
Submitted on 02/20/2013
What position do you hold at Minds Abroad? What has been your career path so far?
Zoe: I am the Coordinator of China Programs at Minds Abroad, a study abroad company in Asia that combines traditional classroom education with academic tours and service learning opportunities. In my capacity as a program coordinator, I mainly help with the implementation of study abroad programs in China. I work closely with university partners and other institutional partners to ensure that they don't face any language barrier and enjoy our programs at the same time. I have also worked with our partner NGOs to help our volunteers fully engage in service learning activities. I am also in charge of leading excursions to various cities and countries in and around China's Yunnan province, where our office is located. Cities and countries I have brought students to are Beijing, Shanghai, Vietnam etc. After graduation, this has been my first job so far. I started my career as a program associate at Minds Abroad and was eventually promoted to program coordinator after I gained substantial, hands-on work experience at the company.
Did YOU study abroad? If so, where did you go and what inspired you to go?!
Zoe: I have never studied abroad. However, I intend to go abroad and explore different cultures in order to broaden my horizon.
What does the future hold for Minds Abroad - any exciting new programs to share?
Zoe: AThe future holds great prospects for Minds Abroad. We have recently launched brand new programs in exotic Asian locations such as Thailand, Cambodia and India. While many of these programs combine classroom education with volunteering and service learning activities and educational excursions, many are just travel only programs which will involve trips to places of historic and cultural interest. Some of these programs are also open to Chinese students.
What about the future of the industry? How do you think study abroad and international education will change over the next 10 years?
Zoe: The future of the study abroad industry definitely looks promising. There has been evidently a change in trend in the current study abroad industry. Now many international students are aiming to explore countries like India and China. We are living in the age of globalization and the breakneck speed in which China and India are progressing, they will attain superpower status in no time. These two countries have already become popular study abroad destinations in the world and in 10 years down the line, more and more international students will be flocking to China and India to master the local languages, as it will help them make the best use of the employment opportunities that these two countries will offer.