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Choosing your accommodations for an extended period abroad can be a struggle. One of the most discussed options when travelling or studying abroad is a homestay with a local family. Homestays can be a rewarding experience and present an unrivaled opportunity for genuine cultural...
Editor’s Note: The article you are about to read is to be taken extremely seriously and is no way an Onion-style satirical piece. This article is the 2nd in a multi-part investigative series about the dangers of spending meaningful time abroad. To be safe, we recommend reading...
Updated July 7th, 2015 Have you ever wondered how study abroad and international education got its start? Were people studying abroad a hundred years ago? Find out the answers to these questions and more in our four part history of the world of study abroad. Part 1: 1190 - 1900,...
Gap year. Sabbatical. Career break. Long-term travel. RTW trip. If you're an American and immediately dismiss the above terms (or worse, don't even know what most mean), then maybe you should read on. For the first 28 years of my life, I thought gap years, sabbaticals, and long...
Studying abroad over the summer has a myriad of benefits. Usually much cheaper than semester/year long program options, short-term summer study abroad programs can still allow for complete cultural immersion. With summer study abroad, you will not miss out on any of your on...
Before my first extended trip abroad, I expressed great concern about staying in shape. I had just finished shaving off my freshman 15—an arduous feat—and I imagined myself returning from Europe having digressed back to marshmallow status—the horror! Everyone supplied me with the...
Have a passion for travel and a soft spot for animals? Wildlife volunteering can take you to the farthest and lesser-traveled reaches of the world while at the same time giving you the opportunity to get to know our friends in the animal kingdom. Increasing deforestation,...
In a socioeconomic atmosphere where young people are bound to endless educational tracks to ensure success, the notion of taking a yearlong gap can seem frivolous and inefficient. This article will explore why this fear has proven to be a misconception, why in the UK and...
Offering your time for the benefit of others can be one of the most rewarding experiences there is. If you’re a foodie, why not combine your passion and energies by volunteering for a good cause with a food theme? Here are five volunteer programs fit for foodies worldwide: 1....

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