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Meet Ivana Bonaccorsi: This Is How She Is Changing the Lives Of International Students Seeking to Study Abroad

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Ivana Bonaccorsi is incredibly dedicated to helping students have life-changing experiences through their studies abroad. Ms. Bonaccorsi is well-aware of how impactful this experience can be, as she was a study-abroad student herself. Today, she holds in-depth knowledge about the study-abroad programs available at the University of California San Diego Extension International Programs and wants nothing more than to help international students reach their goals.

It is evident from Ivana Bonaccorsi’s accolades that she has had a significant impact on the lives of international students who are seeking to study abroad. In her first two years in her current position, she increased the number of students in Brazil who were attending the University of California San Diego Extension by 25%; By her third year, it had risen to 106%. It should go without saying that Ivana Bonaccorsi has had an incredibly positive influence on the academic careers and lives of many international students.

How Has Ivana Bonaccorsi Aided In Making The Process For International Students Easier?

Ivana Bonaccorsi, having been a study-abroad student herself, understands that even the most seemingly trivial questions from potential students are incredibly important. Due to this, she is always ready and willing to tend to their needs and concerns. Whether they reach out through call, text, or meet her at one of the many study-abroad events Ivana attends, she is there to help make sure their experience abroad is an enjoyable and life-changing one.

Ms. Bonaccorsi carefully listens to the needs of students to better understand what they desire out of their higher education and study abroad experience. While many students have an incredibly clear idea of their goals, unfortunately, they often do not choose the options which are most suited to them because they do not have all of the necessary information. Luckily, Ivana Bonaccorsi goes above-and-beyond to assure that every student finds the study-abroad program that is right for them. Furthermore, Ivana helps students to traverse the intricacies of studying and living in San Diego, the application process, payment, and other procedures.

Studying Abroad At the University of California San Diego:

At the University of California San Diego Extension the student body is incredibly diverse. Study-abroad students come to UC San Diego from all around the world to study language skills, attend university programs or professional certificate programs. The Extension department even offers youth summer programs for high school students. The UCSD Extension English Language Institute has conditional admission agreements with several wonderful universities in the United States. In fact, many international students choose the University of California San Diego’s English Language (ELI) program as a pathway to enter degree programs in various American universities.

UCSD Extension ELI offers language programs at all levels, from novice to advanced. Additionally, the university credit program, which is available to international students, is an excellent opportunity for those who would like to earn credits towards their undergraduate degrees in the United States, while also furthering their knowledge in a specific field. The University of California San Diego has a wide array of options for students who are studying abroad. Many are looking to further their knowledge in their areas of expertise, others looking to acquire new skills, while still more are wanting to take their careers to a new level, or set off on a new career path entirely. No matter what these ambitious students’ ultimate goals may be, Ivana Bonaccorsi is there to assist them every step of the way.

What Can One Expect From a Study-Abroad Program At the University of California San Diego?

The University of California San Diego offers students an excellent education, which will, in turn, provide the student a better future; whatever a “better future” means to them. UC San Diego Extension ELI employs incredibly experienced instructors and staff members who are genuinely dedicated to their education and overall well-being, and who want students who have an enjoyable experience.

Not only does UC San Diego Extension offers its students superior programs, but it allows them to meet people from all over the world, learn the latest and greatest in their fields, and listen to highly inspirational, expert guest speakers. Aside from the educational value which UCSD has to offer students, San Diego has some of the most beautiful beaches, scenery, and weather that can be found anywhere in the world. No matter what you study at the University of California, San Diego, or how long you attend, you are sure to have the best time of your life at this exceptional university.

Ivana Bonaccorsi: Positively Influencing the Lives and Futures of International Students 

Ivana Bonaccorsi, having been born and raised in Brazil and gone on to study abroad, truly understands the concerns international students face. In part, this is what makes her an ideal fit for her chosen profession. However, beyond her deep understanding of international students, she understands that a single person’s knowledge (or lack thereof) will have a serious impact, not only on their own life but the lives of countless others. 

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The Story of a Dreamer Committed to Bettering the World

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Fahed Al Essa is a dreamer, innovator, and achiever.  Born and raised in Kuwait, his first exposure to America was under difficult circumstances. During the Gulf War, his family was displaced and sought refuge in California. Many years later he would return to that state under vastly different circumstances in pursuit of an entrepreneurial dream. 

Essa has always enjoyed and prioritized learning, particularly in areas where science can improve people’s lives. After getting his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in molecular biology, he obtained a master’s degree in biotechnology with the ambitious aim of curing cancer.  It was during this time, he began conducting cancer research as an intern at the Wistar Institute. Essa, now later reflects on this experience noting “I was naïve, it wasn’t that easy [to cure cancer], but the research I was doing was part of a lab that contributed to the development of the T-cell therapy, which is the most novel way of treating cancer today”. After spending time in the life sciences branch of healthcare, Essa began to note the opportunities in the provider realm. 

He created a technology company back in Kuwait that would shift Kuwait’s healthcare facilities from paper to electronic means, a move that the healthcare world has since whole-heartedly embraced and now the largest public hospital in Kuwait boasts of its fully electronic operation. However, Essa was slightly ahead of this movement and was unable to gain traction. Many entrepreneurs cite that failing was their best learning experience, and Essa is no different, seeing the lessons and opportunities that stemmed from the experience. A private hospital, Taiba, was excited about his ideas and Essa was hired to the Director of Strategy. During his tenure at Taiba, he designed and implemented the first hybrid operating room in Kuwait, a form that many hospitals have since adopted. 

One of the aspects that strike people the most about Essa is his ardent belief that healthcare should be patient-centric and anyone working in the industry needs to remember that they are treating human beings.  By understanding and empathizing with patients, the business can build the right solutions and profits will follow. 

Essa’s latest venture after completing his MBA and MPH at UC Berkeley is Dala Wellness, a personalized wellness program with a multivitamin subscription focused on patients with chronic pain. The program is based on clinical evidence and engages chronic pain specialists, physical therapists, mindfulness experts, and nutritionists to complement traditional medicine and help patients take back control of their lives. For Dala, healing comes by bridging the mind, body, and soul. It is initially targeting patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia, crest, and ankylosing spondylosis. His app stands in contrast to traditional healthcare models, treating patients like a partner and valuing their voice. As Essa states “we are also putting the patient in the center and building around them. As such everything we provide them is patient ideated, patient-driven, patient-centered and makes the patient’s life easier”.  He has backed this claim up with extensive market research, interviewing over 50 patients as the app continues in development. 

The mindset of valuing dialogues and incorporating the views of others comes naturally to Essa. He believes that many of the failures of healthcare stem from our own opinions and biases: we only see the world from our point of view. As a result, in Dala he is looking to address patient issues from many different angles, which leads to creative, pragmatic solutions. 

Many of us could learn from Essa’s student attitude and commitment to bettering humanity. For others looking to follow in his footsteps he counsels us to invest in providing the best customer experience and learning from the negative experiences. When it comes to facing adversity, he notes, “We must learn from it, move on and know there are better times around the corner. Be optimistic and trust people until they prove you wrong. Be confident about your future and in everyone else’s”.  Brave comments from a brave man.  

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Dr. David Fabi on the value of inspiring patients and others through motivational methods

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“I want to help the 7.2 billion people of this world!”, exclaims Dr. David Fabi.  “Since it’s an astronomical number, it will always motivate me to do more for the rest of my life.”  And it is this motivated mindset that Dr. Fabi brings to his life, to his career, to his pursuits and to all of his patients.

In today’s fast-paced world, it’s relatively easy to get derailed and frustrated.  Whether it’s professionally or in your personal life, motivation is paramount. It is the reason orthopedic surgeon and motivational speaker Dr. David Fabi believes in the immense value of motivation and inspiration. Motivation is a tool that can be used by many professionals and people, in general, to successfully govern their lives and inspire those around them. It’s very reasonable for people to experience highs and lows in their day to day life. One of the essential things motivational speaking brings to the table is a compelling story that speaks firsthand about the experience with success. Dr. David Fabi has experienced the strength of finding and implementing motivation in his life and in the lives of others.  He grasps the value and prioritizing providing pre and post-operative motivation to his patients. By merely saying the simple words “I am proud of you” and/or “you’re gonna do amazing”, the positive effects are profound and evident in his patients. 

 Helping People View Things Differently  

We are often our biggest critics, and this is because we tend to focus on all the negative occurrences in our life rather than appreciating all that is positive. As humans, our mental hardwiring is frequently programmed to compare and contrast how we could have and should have done something differently in the pursuit of perfection.  But this hardwiring of second-guessing ourselves can be rewired through the adoption of a positive mindset and positive input from individuals who reaffirm our self-worth.  This, in turn, helps people to circumvent the burnout and frustration commonly experienced these days. Inspiring and motivating people to see things differently, especially in the workforce today, may help in the curation of new ideas and strategies that improve the culture of the workplace in general as well as overall satisfaction with work and life.  

Improve Team Work with Motivational Speaking  

When leading professionals such as doctors, CEOs, managers, and supervisors speak words of motivation to their team members, it can help improve a team’s efficiency and overall job satisfaction. Having a group of members that work well together means seeing more innovation and faster progress. Inspiring coworker’s this way can help build a sense of commitment and ignites enthusiasm among team members to strive to accomplish a common objective.  

Helping Employees Find Work-Life Fulfillment 

Outstanding motivational speakers can help others not only find satisfaction in work but in their personal lives as well.  Dr. Fabi states, “I believe that work and personal life are linked.  Disgruntlement with work often translates to the quality of personal life and vice versa.  A suboptimal personal life can translate to the work environment.  When both are in harmony, overall fulfillment with life is enhanced exponentially!”  Achieving this symbiosis in life culminates in replenished energy, enthusiasm as well as further aspirations in most if not all of one’s endeavors. Further, people tend to be happier and in turn, look forward to daily challenges with increasing confidence. And the results continue to be multiplicative as stress can be minimized and therefore, the efficiency with all the tasks that work and life demands.  And excellent leaders foster this type of mindset which transcends to those they associate with.  Dr. Fabi fancies himself a multiplier type of leader. “The best leaders are ‘multipliers’ in that they encourage, are receptive and involve all employees and appreciate their improvement.  They don’t ‘diminish’ This type of leadership can culminate in the employee working at 100% of their capacity and sometimes 110% of their capacity in that employees start doing things they didn’t think they were capable of previously!”, says Dr. Fabi.

Motivating Personal and Professional Growth  

Being in a position of leadership consists of more than delegating. As Dr. David Fabi puts it, it involves touching the lives of people by inspiring them to unleash their human potential and helping them find meaning in all that that they do. Dr. David Fabi states, “I believe in the infinity of human potential.  We are all capable, it is just tapping into that potential can be difficult and arduous.  Like most, if not, all important things in life, realizing potential takes hard work, dedication, belief, determination, and grit.”  That’s what excellent leaders and motivational speakers do. There is no single formula to help impart motivation into people. Different people work differently and find inspiration for various things and through various methods. Being an excellent motivational speaker requires one to provide sound advice that mainly focuses on achieving one’s personal and professional goals. It also requires the ability to inspire people to break through barriers and being better than you ever thought possible. As humans, we have shown that through the process of positive affirmation, we tend to feel better about whatever position we are currently in, no matter how critical or hopeless the situation is. Also, positive feedback almost always helps to change our mindset. For instance, Dr. David Fabi reports that with his patients, assuring them that they will be able to be discharged home the same day of a hip or knee replacement lays the foundation for a quicker and smoother recovery.  Drawing on his motivational skills, Dr. Fabi instills in his patients that just like life, 95% of the recovery after surgery and even nonoperative treatments is mental. Oftentimes, this makes the patients excited for their surgery and other treatment options moving forward!  “Conveying this to my patients raises the bar for their postoperative journey in that they can achieve recovery milestones and satisfaction much quicker than most.  And not only do I hope this improves their results but also instills in them confidence that translates to their professional and personal life”, states Dr. Fabi with exuberance.  That sentiment he brings to his patients and others is truly a large step towards helping the 7.2 billion people of this world! 

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Learn How Digital Nomad Ksaveras Jancauskas Is Disrupting The Instagram Marketing Industry

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Ksaveras Jancauskas is a digital nomad who helps industry leaders and businesses, spanning different countries, to grow their online presence via Instagram and scale their brand. 

So far, Ksaveras started and scaled his Instagram marketing agency to a 6-figure firm. The well-known brands and non-profits such as RepresentUS and GivePower Foundation been clients of Ksaveras. The biggest turning point for Ksaveras was when he was able to grow brands to over 221,000 real followers in just ten days!]

In this article, Ksaveras shares how he climbed up the industry ladder and became the successful digital marketer he is today. 

Being Different

If you’ve heard about Ksaveras before then you’ve probably heard of the Instagram Leverage Framework. The Instagram Leverage Framework is the brainchild of Ksaveras and is referred to as a system that helps anyone assert their authority in their industry.  

With this system, Ksaveras has generated ten times return on investment (ROI) for different businesses on Instagram. This is why he’s one of the most sought after Instagram experts in the world. 

Overcoming Challenges

At the start of his journey to success, Ksaveras faced a significant amount of challenges. His biggest challenge was that he trusted a lot of unqualified individuals to carry out his task. Slowly but surely, his brand was no longer sought after by prospects.

“I tried taking shortcuts by delegating my work to individuals who offered cheap prices, but in turn, they gave my clients a lot of substandard results.” -Ksaveras says.

In due time, he learned that trust is a belief that has to be built and that taking words for a fact without testing can prove detrimental to the status of a business. Ksaveras also shares that it’s important to test a product before you sell it. He’s acknowledged the fact that it’s better to employ individuals yearning to learn and improve on their craft every day than to outsource to a third party “professionals.” 

Values and Principles

Ksaveras is a proud advocate of the “learn something new every day” movement. He never rests on his laurels and no matter the level of success he attains, he doesn’t get comfortable. 

Everyone in his industry learns how to grow Instagram accounts and then complacency sets in. Instead of following the status quo, Ksaveras improves himself every day and according to him, he knows more about Instagram than Instagram knows about themselves. 

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