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A gap year can get pricey, but luckily, Australia and New Zealand make it easy to afford one with their working holiday schemes. These two Oceanic countries are among the few that offer a full year's working holiday visa to just about anybody between the ages of 18 - 30 who meets...
Dear readers, in response to some feedback on this article, I wanted to introduce why we published this. Though we only support volunteering in orphanages under exceptional circumstances (i.e., the volunteer is highly qualified -- think M.A. in child psychology -- and the...
Whenever I'm on an airplane, you can count on two things: 1) I'm saying a few prayers and 2) I'm tracing my finger over the map of the country I'm headed to, imagining how it'll feel when a group of lines and names that mean nothing to me soon will take on an entirely new and...
Wouldn't it be great to travel the world for a living? Unfortunately, not many of us have that luxury, so we have to use what little vacation time we have to squeeze in an international trip -- if we're lucky. The average American gets 3 weeks off a year (same for the Go Overseas...
From cultural immersion to saving money to the irreplaceable feeling of having a home away from home, many study abroad students find that homestays are their best choice for accommodations abroad. On homestays, instead of living in student apartments or dormitories, visiting...
So your baby is all grown up and went off to college. You bought the twin-XL sheets and made it through the tearful goodbye, and then the first couple of years of college went by in the blink of an eye. You thought you were in the clear, until one day they called to say they were...
In the US, we're taught from a young age that we should avoid talking about politics, religion, or money in polite company. Such protocols are practically nonexistent in Latin America, though, where everything, from presidential elections to the cost of your rent to how much...
Home to a myriad of vibrant cultures, natural wonders ranging from lakes and beaches to mountains and rainforests, and a hotbed for Spanish language learning , colonial history, and fascinating cultural immersion Central America is an exciting location for study abroad. However,...
Studying abroad in Latin America is a great opportunity to learn firsthand about the region's history, culture, and languages and to embrace new people and ideas during your time in whichever country you choose. It’s also a fabulous opportunity to make mistakes. Regardless of...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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