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  • International internships
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    By Rachael Taft on 04/23/2015
    Osaka, Japan | Photo Credit: Ellie Taylor It's a no-brainer that an internship abroad is a fantastic addition to your resume. International experience is always a plus, but interning abroad really sets you apart from the majority of students who studied abroad. While others are scratching their...
  • Au Pair in Europe
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    By Amanda Slavinsky on 04/22/2015
    Photo Credit: Ellie Taylor Have you just graduated from college and don't want to enter the real world yet? Did you study abroad in Europe and want to stay for even longer? Become an au pair! While being an au pair isn't all sun drenched afternoons drinking wine on cobblestoned streets (you are...
  • studying abroad in the Middle East
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    By Elaina Giolando on 04/21/2015
    Photo Credit: Madeleine Loney "So you're from America," she said curiously. We sat in a back alley cafe in Cairo, sipping tea and smoking shisha after work. "I'd love to go there," my Egyptian colleague puffed out another fruit-flavored smoke cloud. "But it's too dangerous. People being shot in...
  • Volunteer with animals in South Africa
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    By Natalie Southwick on 04/20/2015
    Elephants in South Africa Marathon viewings of Meerkat Manor, the Wild Thornberries, and the Lion King have left you with the burning desire to dash off to Eastern Africa and spend your days surrounded by zebras, giraffes and those goofy birds that eat bugs off the backs of rhinos. And how could...
  • Budget destinations to study Chinese
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    By Jason Rogers on 04/17/2015
    Chinese is the "it" language of the twenty-first century. With China poised to surpass the United States as the world's number one economy in just a few short decades, and more and more international businesses requiring Mandarin proficiency of its executives alongside English, more and more...
  • High schoolers abroad
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    By Lauren Salisbury on 04/16/2015
    Photo Credit: Holly Lippman So you're taking students on a faculty-led trip overseas. Congratulations! Travel is life changing, and taking your students overseas is an unbeatable way to broaden their horizons, change their outlook of the world and help them foster new interests. While it is...
  • Salary expectations for teaching in Cambodia
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    By Richelle Gamlam on 04/14/2015
    Photo Credit: Richelle Gamlam Although China and South Korea may get all the hype, Cambodia is increasingly a more popular destination for those who want to teach in Asia, especially for teachers who many not hold a TEFL certificate or college degree. Although most countries require a TEFL...
  • volunteers in Bali
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    By Natalie Southwick on 04/13/2015
    Originally published on January 6th, 2011 by Laura Walker. Volunteering abroad is an opportunity to share your skills, knowledge, and enthusiasm, while immersing yourself in a unique culture, discovering new places and contributing to a good cause. However, the price tags on some programs can...
  • teach abroad
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    By Jason Rogers on 04/13/2015
    Photo Credit: Chelsea Perez Each year hundreds of thousands of English speakers leave home to teach abroad -- and that's fantastic. But many, many more could, and would benefit from the experience like a fish benefits from water. It's a common misconception about teaching English that you need to...
  • Managing money while interning abroad
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    By Rachael Taft on 04/10/2015
    Money makes the world go 'round, they say. Whether or not you believe that, it does keep a roof over your head and a nice meal of fish and chips or paella in your belly while you're interning abroad. Transportation becomes more of a budget concern when you're interning abroad than, say, studying...