Nicole Pazdernik, director of St. Cloud State’s education abroad program, tells the University Chronicle student paper what some students face at home after studying in another country:
“Students who have gone on this program might have this intense experience that their friends and family members may not be able to identify with [their experience]. … They may not fit into place [when they return home], and they may have to re-establish their place.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.