Tips, advice, and stories -- your central resource for all things programs abroad.

  • Learn Portuguese in Brazil
    By Natalie Southwick on 08/03/2015
    Deciding you want to learn Portuguese is an important first step, but now the most important question is: where to do it? Should you learn Portuguese in Brazil, or in Portugal? Choosing the country where you learn Portuguese is incredibly important, as it will affect your speaking style and...
  • Oceania Gap Year Itinerary Ideas
    By Colin Heinrich on 07/31/2015
    To get the maximum experience out of your gap year, both in quality and quantity, you're going to need to plan your gap year travel itinerary. This isn't to say that you have to stick to it like your life depends on it -- you should never let plans get in the way of following cool adventures...
  • Teaching in Asia
    By Richelle Gamlam on 07/29/2015
    Teaching abroad in China and traveling around Asia, I've had some pretty interesting conversations with co-workers and students about American stereotypes. After living in Asia for a few years, I tend to see the same questions and comments pop up again and again. While it can get old after...
  • Want to work abroad? Become a digital nomad
    By Elaina Giolando on 07/27/2015
    Beads of sweat fell into my eyes as I heaved my backpack into the small hostel room, swatting mosquitoes and collapsing onto a thin mattress. I had just gotten off a night bus from Rio de Janeiro in a tiny town in southern Brazil with no sleep and no plans. I was just happy to be alone for a few...
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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 --...