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  • Interns
    By Rachael Taft on 07/24/2015
    To find an internship abroad, you have two options: hunt one down independently, or to use an internship placement provider (also known as a program provider) to help you with your search. Either way, it can be a daunting process. First you have to find an internship. Then you need to find a...
  • study abroad in high school vs college
    By Lisa Saltagi on 07/22/2015
    Although studying abroad in university is becoming almost a norm at some schools, high school study abroad is on the verge of breaking into the scene and so are the questions: Will study abroad mess up high school plans? College plans? Can a student study abroad with a specific major like pre-...
  • Finding volunteer placements while abroad
    By Natalie Southwick on 07/20/2015
    You've already sorted out the flights, visa requirements, housing and figured out how to take the bus across town -- you're rocking this living or traveling abroad thing! If you're studying or interning abroad, doing a gap year or even just traveling, you may find yourself with some extra time...
    By Colin Heinrich on 07/16/2015
    For those of you who want to do a gap year or working holiday in Australia, it's a huge country. Where are the best places in Australia to work? Where are the best places in Australia to travel as a gapper? In this article, we discuss ten incredible destinations in Australia to work on a working...
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  • Bailey Palmer Rafting
    By Lauren Salisbury on 07/13/2015
    No matter how young you are, there are endless ways for students to gain international experience, be it high school study abroad, a gap year before starting college or doing an internship in another country. When it comes to educational experiences overseas, Bailey Palmer has seemingly done it...
  • Volunteering Abroad
    By Natalie Southwick on 07/10/2015
    In a world where governments are listening to our Skype conversations and people share ultrasound photos of their four-month-old fetus on social media, sometimes it seems like information is a little too accessible. Yet when it comes to important topics, like where exactly your program fee for...
  • Intern in Germany
    By Rachael Taft on 07/09/2015
    Let's be real, the world of internships is a game of chance. The stereotypes about fetching coffee and making copies sadly don't exist for no reason. If you want to be sure your internship is going to be a worthwhile learning experience, Germany is the place to go. In Germany, an internship --...
  • Fedora
    By Lisa Saltagi on 07/06/2015
    When thinking about their to-be trip to study abroad in England, many students forget that London is one of the fashion capitals of the world (and these people take this role seriously.) Though perhaps on the more quirky side of fashion with oddities that the rest of the world sees as strange,...
  • High School Abroad
    By Lauren Salisbury on 07/01/2015
    Students who study abroad at a young age during high school will discover numerous positive and well-researched benefits that will last long throughout their lives. Yet many students (who know about this opportunity, at least) chose not to go abroad for one avoidable reason -- the fear of...
  • Japan Host Family
    By Richelle Gamlam on 06/29/2015
    Spending time with a homestay family is one of the best cultural immersion experiences you can have while traveling in Japan. Whether you're studying abroad for a semester, or exploring Japan for a few weeks, be sure to take a weekend and live with a Japanese family. Japanese people are some of...
  • Packing list for teaching in Asia
    By Amanda Slavinsky on 06/26/2015
    Packing for a weeklong trip can be hard enough, but what about packing for a year living and working abroad in a country that is probably vastly different in culture and, possibly, climate than your home? To say it is stressful would be an understatement. Deciding what to pack for teaching...