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Jannan Poppen

Jannan Poppen Program Coordinator at Furman University

“The journey not the arrival matters.” - T.S. Eliot

Jannan is an international educator, higher education professional, and yoga-enthusiast. She spends her days helping college students embark on meaningful travel experiences and is dedicated to providing access to study abroad and overseas travel to anyone who seeks the opportunity. If she is not advising students or doing yoga, you will find her hiking, gardening, drinking coffee, or spending time with her family.

Articles By Jannan Poppen

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Thailand Published 27 Apr 2017

If the mundane has left you with a bad taste in your mouth, spice up your life with an internship in Thailand. Uncover the complex flavors of Thailand’s cuisine with some fiery street food. With a full belly, dive into the culture (and coral ree...

5 Study Abroad Interview Questions You Need to Know Published 03 Apr 2017

After weeks of finding every excuse in the book to procrastinate, you finally made an appointment with your study abroad advisor. Kudos! But now what? It’s overwhelming, amiright? Thinking all of the details at once – application, classes, money,...

A Guide to High School Programs in Ecuador Published 24 Feb 2017

From the coast to the mountain and metropolitan cities to remote jungle, Ecuador literally offers something for everyone. One of the most biodiverse countries in the world, high school students who choose programs in Ecuador will be able to discover o...

A Guide to Conflict Studies Degrees Abroad Published 10 Feb 2017

If only this world were one where everyone got along. There’d be no wars, no jails, no school yard bullies. If only. Now, climb on out of that John Lennon song and get to work. Students with conflict studies majors understand that although clash...

A Guide to Degrees Abroad in the United Arab Emirates Published 18 Dec 2016

The United Arab Emirates attracts students from all over the world with its high quality universities, diverse yet distinct culture, and eye-popping architecture. From riding dune buggies in the desert, to skiing indoors, to testing your fear of heigh...

A Guide to Foreign Language Degrees Abroad Published 14 Dec 2016

Drawing stick figures and pantomiming will only get you so far. To truly communicate across cultures, becoming fluent in another language is essential. As the world shrinks, the opportunity to forge meaningful connections across borders, time zones, a...

A Guide to Rainforest Adventures Abroad Published 14 Dec 2016

By virtue of simply stepping foot in some tropical woods, you’re sure to find a rainforest adventure. From the smallest poisonous dart frog to the enormous elephant, tiger, and mountain gorilla, almost half of the world’s animal species li...

Published 13 Dec 2016

Perhaps you’re fresh out of school with that information systems degree in hand, and you’re majorly ready for a change of scenery. Working abroad is the perfect way to begin your career (call it version 1.0) or give your career a much need...

A Guide to Learning Thai in Thailand Published 08 Dec 2016

Discover Thailand beyond what tourists typically see. By attending Thai language classes, you’ll be able to converse with Thai people in their own language, uncovering culture that remains hidden to non-Thai speakers. Go deeper than diving among...

A Guide to Language Programs in North America Published 07 Dec 2016

From the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean, from Alaska’s Denali to Caribbean beaches, from sparkling city skylines to ancient Mayan ruins, North America offers immeasurable diversity in landscape, climate, culture, and language. Although English do...

A Guide to Farsi Language Programs Abroad Published 24 Nov 2016

The language of Iran (formerly Persia) and spoken in similar forms in Afghanistan and Tajikistan, many consider the song-like language of Farsi to be one of the most beautiful in the world. Not only does the language sound flowery, but poetry also pla...

A Guide to Learning Spanish in Argentina Published 21 Nov 2016

When picturing Argentina, images of tree-lined streets with tango dancers, grilled meat on the barbecue, and mate-drinking gauchos come to mind. Not to mention Malbec. Oh yes, the Malbec. Learning Spanish in Argentina, though, may not be on the short ...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Ethiopia Published 20 Oct 2016

Coffee lovers may have found their spirit country in Ethiopia, because it is believed to have been first discovered there by a goat herder, Kaldi, in the ninth century. Naturally then, at Ethiopian gatherings, drinking three cups of coffee is expected...

A Guide to Fashion Business Internships Abroad Published 25 Aug 2016

The fast-paced world of fashion business requires both superb style and strategy to be successful. If patterns are your pursuit, it’s time to walk the walk (and the runway), and take the leap into an international fashion internship. Learning th...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Australia & Oceania Published 14 Aug 2016

Who says you can’t mix business and pleasure? Interning abroad in Oceania offers the bliss of tropical outdoor living combined with fantastic career-building opportunities. The beaches in this part of the world speak for themselves, but there ar...

7 Reasons Youth Travel Programs Are Awesome Published 26 Jul 2016

If you’ve become tired of the same ol’, same ol’, and you really don’t want spend your summer babysitting your little brother again, perhaps it’s time to shake up that routine and embark on a youth travel program abroad. Heading abroad on travel progra...

A Guide to Learning French in France Published 26 Jul 2016

French is known as the language of love, and the heart of the language is the motherland of France. Hemingway’s France and La Revolucion may be long gone, but the spirit of bohemian life lives on. France is a fabulous place to learn Franç...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Qatar Published 05 Jul 2016

A small peninsula jutting into the Persian Gulf, Qatar is right smack dab in the middle of the Middle East, a dynamic region sure to continue to be a major world player. Qatar is the ideal (albeit unique) study abroad destination, with its emphasis on...

A Guide to Nutrition Degrees Abroad Published 26 Jun 2016

You were the first one to sign your friends up for that 10K and you tell everyone your latest organic concoction in the kitchen. If this sounds all too familiar, perhaps it’s time to go from health nut to legitimate nutritionist. Combine y...

A Guide to TEFL Courses in Hungary Published 23 May 2016

The perfect balance of relaxation and challenge awaits those who venture to Hungary. After a long, but rewarding, day learning all there is to know TEFL, soak away your troubles in a rejuvenating thermal bath or settle into a cozy cafe while enj...

A Guide to Language Programs in Puerto Rico Published 10 May 2016

Time seems to move slower in Puerto Rico. Whether you’re passing it by watching the sun set on a world-famous beach, kayaking in a bioluminescent bay, or trekking through a tropical rainforest, Puerto Rico will satisfy adventure seekers and hamm...

A Guide to May Term Study Abroad Published 19 Apr 2016

In the Northern Hemisphere, May is the “Goldilocks” term to travel abroad. It’s not too hot, not too cold, it’s just right. With summer right around the corner, you’ll not only find good weather, but you can also hit popu...

A Guide to Studying Engineering Abroad Published 27 Feb 2018

Studying engineering abroad doesn’t have to be rocket science. With a little research and planning ahead, you can easily put the pieces together. Engineering is a global industry that requires real world experience, the ability to work across cu...

A Guide to Study Abroad in Mexico City Published 15 Jan 2016

Whether it’s history or art that fires you up, there is no shortage of inspiration in DF- Distrito Federal. Amid the energy of the largest Spanish-speaking city in the world, you can discover famous public murals alongside floating gardens, visi...