“It’s not just ‘how can I go abroad?’ It’s ‘what are my objectives for going abroad? What is the outcome that I want out of it?'” — Dalia Lourenço
As we’ll find out below, she didn’t stop at two…
Dalia received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The University of King’s College where she studied abroad twice and her Masters from City University of London, which was an entire study abroad experience in itself.
If you listen to the interview you’ll know right from the start that Dalia is a go getter. Our conversation is peppered with stories of people with limiting beliefs about study abroad and advice for students who are reluctant about the process.
Over the years, Dalia’s charisma has rubbed off on more than a few people, so much so that she decided to start her own coaching service called Accelerate Your Ambitions which “guides students through cutting-edge branding and positioning techniques that really work.”
See the case study at the end of the post.
It was only a matter of time before I found Dalia and had her on the show. I hope you get inspired like I did.
“Your success in life is measured by the number of difficult conversations you’re willing to have”— Tim Ferriss (one of my favorite podcasters and authors)
- The beginning of the end (of Dalia staying in one place) [1:50]
- Don’t let the cost fool you, there are ways [4:55]
- Dalia tells us what her living arrangements were like and how she made them all herself [9:26]
- Taking part in an exchange program [13:00]
- Her total time abroad during before finishing graduate school [13:39]
- “You can always come home” [16:13]
- Watching out for drunk drivers in Russia [19:26]
- An aptitude for languages [22:25]
- Can you guess where Dalia thought has the best food after all her travels? [24:43]
- What scares Dalia [27:22]
- Off to the races and armed with two degrees [29:45]
- Accelerate Your Ambitions [31:14]
- Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari [33:31]
- Evernote [35:34]
- Why you don’t necessarily need to believing everything you hear and why to set goals [36:51]
- Try to start looking beyond that one next step [41:22]