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If you've been thinking about studying abroad in France , you've probably been wondering whether it's better to go to Paris or to a smaller city like Lyon. Paris may be the city of lights, but it's also the city of tourists, and the last thing you want is to leave France feeling...
So, you’re a cool and intelligent student. You’ve always wanted to broaden your scope and get a passport, one you can call your own, with stamps galore from obscure places around the world. Places that your friends and family look at in wonder and awe, cooing that "you’re such a...
In recent years the number of international students going abroad for higher education has steadily increased. The availability of numerous scholarships and study-grants and education loans from leading banks has brought "higher education abroad" within the reach of the working...
For students wanting to perfect their Mandarin skills while studying abroad in China , you will inevitably have to make a decision about which city you prefer to call "home" for your semester away. Most international students opt to head to one of China's largest cities: the...
There are many ways to volunteer abroad. Tons of wonderful organizations out there work to bring together potential volunteers and volunteer projects around the world. However, some travelers look for a different volunteer experience. If you are looking for a flexible, cheap...
Remember that scene in Sex in the City 2 where Samantha almost gets in big trouble for making out on the Abu Dhabi beach ? Well, you may have laughed, but it’s not exactly a joke. Pull a stunt like that in some countries and your hot night out will land you in some very hot water...
If you've always dreamed of spending a semester or a year in a foreign country, you're not alone. According to the Institute of International Education , more than 270,000 American students spent at least a semester abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year, and around 300,000...
There are plenty of myths about volunteering abroad , but we'll go ahead and debunk this one for you: volunteering abroad as a family is possible -- and it can certainly be a life-changing experience. Use the opportunity to volunteer and travel as a way to teach your family...
Taking a gap year is not as simple as jumping on a plane and jetting off for the most far flung sunset; a gap year is only as good as the planning that goes into it. There’s no need to fear though – follow our step by step guide to planning the perfect gap year and you’ll be on...
What you need to know: Service learning programs combine the benefits of studying and volunteering abroad Service learning programs are a great way to enhance your academic studies These programs will be of interest to students looking to enter aid and development programs Over...

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