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Many study abroad experiences are unforgettable. My fondest memories of studying abroad in China include being invited to countless birthday dinners by Chinese students, enjoying downtown Xiamen nightlife with only young Chinese people around, and grilling shao kao in the back...
I quit my job to travel the world almost three years ago. Yes, I know you have heard that phrase before -- but I am not going to tell you about how you can do the same thing while making six figures selling e-courses. This is not that kind of article. Traveling was everything I...
Living in China for the last few years, people often ask me: Do I need to speak Chinese to teach English in China? It's a common concern among most people who teach abroad. How can you possibly teach a foreign language without knowing the local one? Won't the students be confused...
As a traveler, I know that it can be intimidating to go overseas -- to leave friends and family behind in favor of new adventures and unfamiliar places. But what’s truly terrifying? The idea that you may never be able to come home. Going abroad is often described as one of the...
Similar to the foundations of the United States, the field of International Education is based on a foundation of cross-cultural learning, curiosity, and compassion. The President’s executive order, which implements a 90-day ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries,...
Studying abroad is an amazing experience -- we've said it many times, and we all know it's true. It's easy to get caught up in getting to know your host country, managing your course load, and making new friends; so much so that you can forget to keep friends and family back home...
One of the best things about studying abroad in Europe is that traveling to different countries and cultures is a low-cost flight and a few hours away. Traveling every weekend can get pretty tiring, and you did pick a country to study abroad in for more than a few reasons, right?...
It seems that every day, we hear news of a recent terror attack. Whether it's an airport bombing in Brussels, a car bomb in Istanbul, or a hostage shooting in a Bangladesh cafe, it can feel like the world is a much more dangerous place. This can make us wonder: is it still worth...
You might think you missed the cutoff for teaching jobs if you didn't apply over the summer, but fortunately there are plenty of schools and institutes hiring right now . Some schools actually begin their academic years in January instead of August, while others offer classes...
So, you’re a certified teacher. You’re newly qualified or you've got some teaching experience under your belt. Whether you're looking for a change of pace and a new adventure or struggling to find a full-time teaching gig in your home country, you may be thinking of heading...

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