Reflection Guide

Reflection Guide: Taking Your Experience With You

 You likely have many stories from your time abroad, but how do they relate to future academic and career opportunities? Use this reflection guide to discover and document relevant experiences you can use as you develop cover letters and personal statements and prepare for interviews.

Tell Your Stories  Take Them Further

Most Memorable Experience(s)                 

Your Take-Away/What You Learned

Biggest Challenge(s)

How You Overcame Them/Skills Used or Developed

Most Surprising Lesson(s)

How Your Perspective Changed/Your New View

Meaningful Relationship(s) With People Who Are Different From You

How Your Perspective Changed/What You Learned 

Most Proud Moment(s)

How You Achieved Them/Strengths or Skills Used

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