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IFG UPDATE: Week 8/9 – Self-Awareness/Core Beliefs

“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”Dan Gilbert In Weeks 8 and 9 of IFG, we focused on self-awareness and core beliefs. After doing our weekly check-in, we completed a five minute self-awareness reflection filling out a “self-awareness quiz.” The idea was to respond to the questions with the first thought […]


IFG UPDATE: Week 2 – What Am I Aware of?

Song of the Week: Perdóname LunaLas Migas This week in IFG, we moved from noticing our level of awareness to actually investigating what we are aware of. After trying to quickly identify the U.S. and Spain in photos, we explored our own perceptions of both countries and questioned where those perceptions came from. For example, why […]


IFG UPDATE: Week 1 – Am I Aware?

Song of the Week:NONAME – Shadow Man (Ft. Saba, Smino, & Phoelix) “We can’t change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience it.” – Andy Puddicombe This week in IFG we explored our present awareness in two ways: Others: Are you aware of your peers, your host […]



Here you will find all of the tips, tools and resources from every IFG UPDATE in one place! FEEDBACK FORM  IFG RESOURCES: IFG SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS SELF CARE ABROAD IFG UPDATE ARCHIVE Getting Around Citymapper Public transit (metro, bus, and cercanías) and walking directions. My Taxi and Cabify Hail a driver to your current location and pre-set your […]


Self-Care Abroad

Here are our suggestions for developing your own self-care practice abroad. If you have any suggestions for additions to this list, please let us know! Remember, there’s no universal “best” or “right” answer when it comes to finding effective self-care methods—figure out what works best for you. FEEDBACK FORM  IFG RESOURCES: IFG TIPS + TOOLS IFG SOCIAL […]


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 […]



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! […]