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IFG UPDATE: April 28

First of all, we want to thank you all for a wonderful semester of IFG! It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know each of you as we all work towards becoming multi-local individuals. This week, we want to leave you with a longer post than usual, covering some resources, thoughts and guidelines on life after this study-abroad […]

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IFG UPDATE: April 7

This week we want to take a look at some theories regarding how, why and when we experience happiness. Additionally, we’ll reexamine the importance of self-awareness as we consider how we’ve grown, changed and learned throughout the semester. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either one of us if there is anything that we can help with! […]

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IFG UPDATE: March 31

Let’s consider how we make meaning out of the situations and people we encounter day-to-day, the resulting narratives that we tell ourselves, how they change over time, and the impact those stories have on our lived experiences. As always, please feel free to get in touch with us if there’s anything we can help with. – […]

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IFG UPDATE: March 24

Here’s the next round of resources, guidelines and frameworks to watch, read, practice and use. Please feel free to get in touch with us if there’s anything we can help with. See you next week! – Genesis & Chris ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM  P.S. Don’t forget, the 21 Day No-Complaint Experiment starts on Monday! Pick up a […]

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IFG UPDATE: March 10

We want to focus on the importance of self-care in the face of difficulties and stresses we may encounter day-to-day. Take the time to do something kind for yourself this week (and every week). – Genesis & Chris ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM IFG RESOURCES: IFG TIPS + TOOLS IFG SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS IFG UPDATE ARCHIVE SELF CARE ABROAD […]

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IFG UPDATE: March 3

Recently in IFG we looked at relationships and communication—the relationships we’ve established and grown here in Spain, the relationships established in our other localities that we’ve maintained here, how they’ve been changing, and how we work to balance them all. – Genesis & Chris ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM  IFG RESOURCES: IFG TIPS + TOOLS IFG SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS IFG UPDATE […]

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IFG UPDATE: February 17

Now that we’re about one-quarter of the way through the semester, we think it’s a good time to take a step back and reexamine our goals and how we want to make use of the time that we’ve got left here. What did you aspire to do, be, achieve, or experience going into your time here […]

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IFG UPDATE: February 10

This week we looked back at our 3 R’s—the idea initially introduced in the TED Talk that we watched at orientation—to examine where we see ourselves as locals after one month in Spain. Specifically, we focused on the third R, our Restrictions. Today we leave you with some resources, tools and exercises to further examine how we […]

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IFG UPDATE: February 3

This week in IFG we looked at the idea of living compassionately—specifically how we show kindness to ourselves and to others and how we can continue this practice going forward. We looked at David Foster Wallace’s 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College, “This is Water”, and his idea of our ‘natural default-setting’ as a framework […]

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IFG UPDATE: January 27

We hope you enjoyed your first week of IFG! Here is your next round of resources, guidelines and frameworks to watch, read, practice and use. Please feel free to get in touch with us if there’s anything we can help with. – Genesis & Chris ifg@tufts-skidmore.es FEEDBACK FORM  IFG RESOURCES: IFG TIPS + TOOLS IFG SOCIAL […]