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Sandra Sarkis

Sandra Sarkis

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” - Maya Angelou

Sandra grew up in a bicultural household, which led her to develop a passion for intercultural relations. During her undergraduate studies at Northeastern University, she studied and worked abroad in Leuven, Belgium. After completing her bachelor’s degree in international relations and political science, she went on to earn a master’s degree in intercultural relations from Lesley University. Following graduation, Sandra began working at Catholic Charities within the refugee and immigration services department.

Articles By Sandra Sarkis

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Tunisia Published 31 Jan 2017

Wedged in between Algeria and Libya in North Africa along the Mediterranean, to study abroad in Tunisia is to face head-on enough culture and natural beauty to fill a country twice its size. This Arab-African nation is an ideal location for any beachg...

A Guide to Working Abroad in South Africa Published 15 Nov 2016

On the southern most tip of Africa lies the mysterious and vibrant country of South Africa. Sandwiched between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Ocean, this African republic is the twenty-fifth largest country in the world! A nation of immense diversi...

A Guide to Political Science Jobs Abroad Published 11 Nov 2016

Political science is the study of government and politics, which allows for analytical thinking in any culture or language. Therefore, political science jobs abroad allow individuals to truly immerse into another culture by understanding the political...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Taiwan Published 08 Jun 2016

The first democratic nation in Asia, the island of Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. Located off the eastern shore of China, Taiwan is a hidden gem, sometimes overlooked by some of its larger neighboring countries. Th...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Denmark Published 23 May 2016

The European country of Denmark is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, and is quite a distinctive place to volunteer abroad. Therefore, you should know three things before volunteering abroad in Denmark. First, the Scandinavian nation is known f...

A Guide to Public Health Volunteering Abroad Published 10 May 2016

In an ideal world, every human being would have access to water, food, shelter, and health care. However, societies today are far from perfect, so there are still some parts of the globe that lack adequate health care services, limiting the standard o...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Egypt Published 06 May 2016

Egypt has a mystical history see say the least. Between its reigning pharaohs, the gold and riches that filled the astounding pyramids at Giza, and the unique (south to north flowing) Nile River that provided nourishment to its people, Egypt is just p...

A Guide to Spring Study Abroad Programs Published 04 May 2016

Congratulations! You have made the decision to study abroad, but now you must make the tough decision of choosing the right semester. There is no right or wrong time to study abroad, but when you look through the options, you should strongly consider ...

A Guide to Degrees Abroad in the Netherlands Published 11 Apr 2016

When you think of the Netherlands, do images of tulips, windmills, and wooden shoes come to mind? Located in Europe’s northwest corner, the Netherlands are so much more than that. This small country boasts a history full of famous thinkers and a...

A Guide to High School Programs Abroad in Ghana Published 07 Apr 2016

If you are still in high school and dreaming of the day you can study abroad in college, why wait? Look into high school programs abroad! Educational experiences abroad during high school can be important for your future college education and career, ...

A Guide to Media Volunteer Work Abroad Published 22 Mar 2016

Have you dreamed about being a journalist on the verge of the next big headline? Have you always wanted to be a part of solving a major global issue? Becoming a media volunteer abroad is your opportunity to tackle global concerns head on! The passion ...

A Guide to Studying Chemistry Abroad Published 17 Mar 2016

It’s in the food you eat, the water you drink, and the shoes on your feet: chemistry is everywhere. Chemistry majors know that studying abroad can help further your understanding of some of life’s greatest mysteries; from the smallest...

A Guide to Studying Liberal Arts Abroad Published 16 Mar 2016

Have you ever told someone you’re majoring in a liberal art, like philosophy, English, or languages, just to be met with a blank stare and a “What kind of job are you going to get with that?” Truth is, you don’t really need to ...

A Guide to Studying Computer Science Abroad Published 09 Mar 2016

Do you sometimes feel part human and part computer at the same time? We feel you. We are living in a digital age, a revolution driven by computers, and we want to be aaaalllll up in it. Computers are everywhere, in our communications, entertainment, t...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Cyprus Published 02 Mar 2016

In the middle of the Mediterranean Sea lies an island nation that has a mix of both Greek and Turkish influences. Cyprus is nestled right in the middle of three continents: Europe, Asia, and Africa, all contributing to the diverse cultural influences ...

A Guide to Volunteering in Social Work Abroad Published 01 Feb 2016

Have you ever had an altruistic calling to help those in need? Maybe it's time you look into social work volunteer opportunities abroad. Social workers around the world provide support to children and adults in need, especially those facing one or mor...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in North America Published 18 Dec 2015

North America offers some of the most diverse learning opportunities for international students in the world. From the Atlantic to the Pacific, Canada to Mexico, Greenland to the Caribbean, the options for students looking to study abroad in North Ame...

A Guide to International Trade Jobs Abroad Published 17 Dec 2015

International trade has been an active industry since 1900 B.C., but they were of course not using terminology such as “international” back then; rather, any trade occurring over long distances has developed into the international trade in...

A Guide to Interior Design Jobs Abroad Published 10 Dec 2015

Bold. Innovative. Beautiful. Interior designers are changing the world one open-concept kitchen at a time. As an Interior designer abroad, you’ll work with clients and collaborate with others in their field, in order to develop designs that are ...

A Guide to AIDS Volunteer Work Abroad Published 26 Nov 2015

Since its discovery in the early 1980’s, AIDS related deaths have reached an incredible 36 million worldwide. With an estimated 37 million currently living with HIV, the AIDS pandemic has an immense impact on healthcare and education within the ...

A Guide to Zoology & Wildlife Jobs Abroad Published 03 Nov 2015

If you are an animal lover and interested in exploring new opportunities in different environments, you might consider a zoology jobs abroad. Since zoologists traditionally study animal characteristics, behaviors, and the impact that humans have on th...

A Guide to Working Abroad in Perth Published 20 Oct 2015

Thinking of working abroad in the land down under? Look no further than Perth, a city that has beautiful beaches and is known as the sunniest capital in the world! The fourth most populous city in Australia, despite being geographically isolated, you&...

A Guide to Communications Jobs Abroad Published 30 Sep 2015

Communications is a field that relates to the various ways people communicate with one another, through verbal and nonverbal means. It is a field that has aspects of both social sciences and the humanities. Communications jobs abroad come in many form...

Top 10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Belgium Published 26 Aug 2014

If you’re thinking about studying abroad, consider studying in a country that tends to fly under the radar for students contemplating their next adventure. Belgium is centrally located within Europe, and it has an abundance of beautiful historic sites,...