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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 Farewell Party | April 27

The semester is quickly coming to a close, and we wanted a chance to see everyone one last time before the summer begins! Students, mentors, and staff are all invited to our IFG Farewell Party on April 27 from 18:00 (6 pm) to 20:00 (8 pm)! It will be at d’Abbey Bar, on c/ Monte […]

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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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The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment starts TODAY!

We’re challenging the Tufts-Skidmore Spain community to spend 21 days practicing anti-complaining! Want to participate? See the rules below, and check out our other posts for more information on what constitutes “complaining” and how we can practice anti-complaining. #nocomplaints Our words determine our thoughts, which in turn determine our emotions and actions. This is a metacognitive exercise to […]

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What is a complaint?

Complaining is the act of describing an event or person negatively without indicating next steps to fix the problem. e.g., “Man, I went into the post office and had to wait in line for 30 minutes. What a waste of time.” How can we practice anti-complaining? Please note that restrictions you may encounter here—such as racism, sexism and […]

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How can we practice anti-complaining?

( See our other post to learn more: What is a complaint? ) Reframe negativity as non-judgmental observation e.g., “Man, I went into the post office and had to wait in line for 30 minutes. I spent more time there than I expected to.” Make solution-oriented statements e.g., “Man, I went into the post office and had to wait in line for 30 minutes. I […]

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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 CHALLENGE: 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment

The 21-Day No-Complaint Experiment* begins on March 27! It’s a simple (thought not necessarily easy) exercise—spend three weeks practicing anti-complaining. In doing so, we will condition our minds toward more mindful and positive thought patterns. Our words determines our thoughts, which in turn determine our emotions and actions. This experiment is a metacognitive exercise to become increasingly aware of our thoughts about and reactions […]

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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 […]