LHU to host TED Talk regarding studying abroad

Jayson Moyer

The International Student Association of Lock Haven University will be hosting a TED Talk titled, “Studying Abroad: Meet the Global Workplace Where It’s Headed” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in the multipurpose room of the Parsons Union Building.

This event is in conjunction with a set of events during International Education Month and will be hosted by bloggers and authors Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll.

“[We started this] because of curiosity,” said Scott.  “We worked in traditional jobs; not challenging creatively and were curious about the rest of the world.”

“We worked with other countries and wanted to experience them for ourselves.”

Scott noted that she wants students to get out and see other parts of the world after the upcoming “talk” at Lock Haven.  

Noll, who hails from Scranton, Pa., has had first-hand of the demographic and really what students are like here at Lock Haven.  

“You have to know who is in the audience and make an impression,” said Noll.  “You have to have a sense of the audience profile and the concerns the students may have.”

Travelling became a part of Scott and Noll’s life in 2001, when they left San Francisco with six suitcases and a one way ticket to Prague, according to their website.

In 2006, the two left Prague and began to travel all around the world and sharing stories with people they crossed paths with.

“We had never travelled outside [of the United States],” said Noll.  “But this is something we had dreamed about and thought about for a long time.

“Always pursuing something much different.”

Scott and Noll talked celebrating the differences within our world and how the world can be so small at times.  

They noted that this upcoming presentation at Lock Haven will include points on how study abroad travel can enhance professional skills and how those skills can be used moving forward in life.  

Scott and Noll currently have a base apartment in Berlin and live there for about half of the year.  While they each noted they may be slowing down, they expressed that the more you travel, the more you will learn.

“Lives will evolve,” said Scott.

“And travel will always be apart of it.”


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