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Stories, advice, and inspiration to plan your next trip overseas.

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve heard someone around my age (which, for the record, isn’t exactly ancient) say something like, “Oh, I would’ve loved to volunteer abroad, but now it’s too late/I don’t have time/I missed my chance.” I’ve always wanted to point out that...
Most parents likely have a number of legitimate concerns about study abroad. From high program fees to questions about safety, you might be wondering if you should even let your kid study abroad in the first place. Study abroad might seem like an excuse to take a six-month...
It seems like Tibet is on just about everyone's bucket list. But with a complicated visa process, a mandatory tour, and a sticky political situation, Tibet is one of the most difficult places in the world to visit. I was fortunate enough to make my way to Tibet at 22-years-old,...
While Southeast Asia might be well-trodden with many budget-conscious young travelers exploring beautiful tropical beaches and vibrant bustling cities in countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, only the most intrepid venture into South Asia. India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri...
Taking a year off from university or the world of work to travel the globe on a gap year sounds just about perfect doesn’t it? Whether you picture yourself trekking through the mountains of Nepal, volunteering at an orphanage in the Dominican Republic or learning French as you...
Whether your call is working directly with students in a university setting, living and working abroad, or strategizing with a team about program development, there are plenty of study abroad jobs out there to fit your interests and skills. As more people continue to travel,...
You're about to study abroad in China . That's enough of a feat without having to worry about the language on top of the culture! Trust me, I studied abroad in Beijing and Xi'an four years ago, and language was one of the things I worried about most. One of my favorite books,...
The universe of Game of Thrones doesn't exactly seem like a relaxing place to spend a few weeks -- or even a few hours... depending on which other family is calling for your head -- but what if you could spend six months living in King's Landing or Winterfell without all the...
If you’re just beginning to research for an internship overseas, you may not even be aware of the possibilities your new digs could have. Not only is it pretty much the beginning of “adulting,” it’s in a completely different country and culture! Who knows what bedrooms look like...
Where are you studying abroad ? This question is one potential study abroad students are often asked early on in the decision making process. For those looking at spending a semester overseas, this is one of the most exciting – and daunting – choices you have to make. After all,...

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