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Westcoast Connection

Study Abroad Advisor

June - July 2019 • Florence, Province of Florence

What I liked

I loved being a role model and building relationships with my students. I loved travelling around Italy and diving into the culture.

What I wish was different

The support from the Westcoast office back in North America could have been stronger.

Advice

Even when you’re running on four hours of sleep, try to soak it all up while you can. And don’t get invested into the student politics you are their to keep them safe and have a great time.
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Trip Leader

June - July 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I got to lead 40 teenagers on a super fun summer travel experience through the West Coast of the U.S. for 4 weeks. I got to participate on all the activities, create bonds with the kids, create the fun vibe of the trip life. All expenses paid for.

What I wish was different

The salary is insignificant.

Advice

It's a fun job but necessarily career building. If you can take the summer to do something like this, it is worth it. It's the most rewarding job I have ever had in my life. Be there for the kids and for their experience and it pays off.
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Trip Leader

July - August 2017 • Paris, France

What I liked

Westcoast made sure I was fully prepared for any situation when leading my teen tour in Europe. Plus, I loved the kids we had on our trip; they made the whole experience unforgettable.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all.

Advice

There's nothing wrong with learning on the job.
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