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International Programs

Study Abroad: 5 Tips on Making Your Study Abroad Experience Smoother

HollisHollis Mugford is a sixth semester Professional Music major at Berklee. She is a pop, R&B, and country singer from Virginia. Her passion for writing and travel have inspired her to share her experiences and thoughts with the Berklee community and beyond as she embarks on her first semester abroad in Valencia, Spain. 

 

Valencia CampusAfter all the waiting – after all of the anticipation – I am finally in Spain! We landed in Valencia around noon on Monday after a long seven hour flight into Frankfurt on which I sat next to the most pleasant couple heading back home to Manchester. Simply put, Valencia is everything and so much more than I ever expected it to be – beautiful little streets lined with outdoor cafés and spanish tiles and tapas that are always something completely new and delicious at every different place.

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Study Abroad: Let the Final Countdown Begin

HollisHollis Mugford is a sixth semester Professional Music major at Berklee. She is a pop, R&B, and country singer from Virginia. Her passion for writing and travel have inspired her to share her experiences and thoughts with the Berklee community and beyond as she embarks on her first semester abroad in Valencia, Spain. 

 

image (1)Only 15 more days until Valencia! My apartment is looking sparser and sparser, my packing list is getting longer and longer, and my patience is getting less and less. I just got my student Visa from the Spanish Consulate’s office this week, and pulled my luggage out of storage. What has seemed like an eternity of planning and anticipation now is finally becoming a reality with every passing day. Only a few days since I’ve completed my finals, and just mere weeks away from leaving the country, I find myself asking how to pass the time. How do you bridge the gap between where you are, where you want to be, and where you will be? It’s like the anticipation of waiting to begin a race. You’re stomach cramped with anticipation, just waiting for the whistle to blow, and before you know it you’ve covered yards of distance and you’re crossing the finish line.

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Cluttered Clarity: Friendship in the Music Business (part 2)

Ben KonenBen Konen is a student at Berklee College of Music. With the help of International Programs he and his band, Cluttered Clarity, will be touring around Europe this summer. Read more about Ben’s adventures here.

Last week I explained that sometimes in your career, you have to take business decisions against your friends. This week, I will explain that good friends will also help move your career forward.

For those of you that read the previous blog posts, you know that the last couple of months were really busy. I had to organize a tour and all the work that it brings with it. Unfortunately I only had little time to do all that work. When I told my friends about the project, I had a lot of great feedback from them. Further more, some people offered me their help, which I gladly accepted.

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I am Not a Jazz Musician, You are Not a Jazz Audience

John Egizi is a Berklee alum who will be touring Europe this summer. He is being sponsored by the International Programs department, you can read other blogs related to the international initiatives at Berklee here.

 John Egitzi PosterI’m about to hop on a plane to Spain for my band’s first tour, and the adrenaline is kicking in. First and foremost, none of this would be possible without the support of Berklee College of Music. Having recently graduated from Berklee with a dual degree in Performance / Electronic Production & Design, I find it tremendously exciting to be representing my school abroad. Now I have a very serious message to share.

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Sharing Music Across Oceans

Iram SelemanIrma Seleman graduated from Berklee on May 2014. Irma transferred to Berklee from the International College of Music in Malaysia, a member of the Berklee International Network. While at Berklee she majored in Contemporary Writing and Production as well as Performance. You can find her performing all over Boston and New York.

 

IrmaSelemanTrio_Ilmari-Fabritius_4I thought I had seen a lot, learned so much, and met so many people from every part of the world when I came to Boston and Berklee, but I was wrong. These thoughts changed after I was offered an opportunity by Berklee to go to Finland and Russia for a Festival called Close Encounters Festival. The Pop & Jazz Konservatorio organized the festival and it took place in different venues in Helsinki and St. Petersburg, Russia.

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