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Study abroad isn’t just for language majors. If you don’t know anything beyond English, there are places where you won’t sink to the bottom for not speaking the lingua franca. But although English is known throughout these countries, it’s best to try and learn the basic phrases...
Note: This is from the perspective of one person, an alumnae of the Spring 2011 Voyage of Semester at Sea. These views do not in any way represent Semester at Sea , the Institute of Shipboard Education, or the University of Virginia . The purpose of this article is to assist...
You probably know this by now, but almost every volunteer program requires their volunteers to pay in order to volunteer abroad -- but rather than listing the reasons why, or what program fees cover, in this article we’ll be taking a close look at just how much your volunteer...
Long before graduating from university I made the firm decision to study Spanish abroad , but I hadn’t anticipated the choice of where I wanted to study to be so difficult. I spent hours Googling and browsing through dozens of travel and study abroad websites to weigh my options....
Updated January 15th, 2016 . Interning abroad has undeniable benefits. Work experience in an international setting stands out on your resume and gives you a definite boost in the job market. An internship abroad is also a great way to meet locals, immerse yourself in the culture,...
The benefits of studying and understanding history are not always obvious. How, for example, can knowing the intimate details of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh help you find a job today? Sometimes it may seem like there is little to relate to, but understanding history helps us to...
When I decided to teach English in South Korea as a public school teacher, I expected my first few months to be difficult as I settled in and experienced some degree of culture shock. What I went through, however, ended up being far from what I expected. I have learned during my...
What you need to know: Hijras are a marginalized LGBT society in India They consider themselves neither male nor female, but a "third sex" International volunteers are needed to promote their health and wellbeing From a Western standpoint, gender is usually thought of in two...
What you need to know: Organic farms are an easy and cheap way to volunteer abroad Great option to extend your stay after studying abroad Volunteering on an organic farm can be stressful Gardening, composting and organic living have become increasingly integral trends in a green...
When it comes to living abroad, there are a number of topics that prospective travelers take special interest in. If you are a single traveler, inevitably, the opinions and advice of those who have traveled before you on the subjects of relationships and dating can be extremely...

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