International education and travel related links, photos, quotes and pieces of interest.
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People Who Studied Abroad #571:
John Amaechi, professional basketball player
He moved to the United States to play high school basketball in Toledo, Ohio. He then attended Vanderbilt University before transferring to Penn State University, where he graduated with a degree in psychology.
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People Who Studied Abroad #508:
Steve Nash, professional basketball player
Born in South Africa, raised in Canada
He majored in sociology and played basketball at Santa Clara University (United States). In a 2006 interview, he said:
“Any time you travel, you learn something about yourself because you see the differences in people; at the same time you see that people are the same. I love to travel, I love to learn, I love to understand different people—and I think it gives us a better understanding of ourselves. For me it’s important to really accept our differences and enjoy that. Traveling for me is something that I will always do. I will always want to see new places and meet new people and understand how other people live. And I think that in many ways, sociology in many ways planted a seed for traveling and really getting out there and understanding the differences in societies and people.”
[And here I thought traveling was looked down on in basketball!]
People Who Studied Abroad #470:
Rick Fox, professional basketball player and actor
Born in Canada, raised in the Bahamas
He played high school basketball in Warsaw, Indiana for two years, then played at the University of North Carolina, where he majored in radio, television, and motion picture studies.