“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 […]
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IFG UPDATE: Week 6/7 – Self-Care/Relationships
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”Deborah Day For weeks 6 and 7 of IFG, we focused on Self-Care and Relationships. We started Week 6 discussing individual definitions of self-care and reflecting on whether or not we engage in self-care, at home and abroad. Though many of us agreed on […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 4/5 – What Do I Do? & Mixed IFG
“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”Lilla Watson – Aboriginal elder, activist and educator from Queensland, Australia. For the past two weeks in IFG, we used the mindfulness tools we’ve learned in […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 3 – What Are My Attitudes?
Song of the Week: Alma MíaNatalie Lafourcade Don’t hide your heart but reveal it, so that mine might be revealed, and I might accept what I am capable of. – Rumi After noticing what you have become aware of since you arrived in Madrid, this week’s IFG focused on what our attitudes have been towards […]
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 […]
IFG TIPS + TOOLS
Here you will find all of the tips, tools and resources from every IFG UPDATE in one place! email@example.com 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 […]
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. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
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! […]