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

“If I lived in the United States, no one would treat me different for being black. There’s no discrimination there, not like here in Cuba.” It was breaking my heart to talk with this quiet man who was so determined that there was a better life in my home country. I had walked...
For reasons I just can’t understand, Europeans are far more likely to take a gap year than Americans. Rather than blatantly avoiding gap years though, most Americans simply don't know what a gap year is . Unsurprisingly, working holidays -- the secret to doing a gap year with not...
Earlier this year, we partnered up with Tourism Australia to send a few lucky individuals to the country on a working holiday visa through our work and play Australia contest. In the process, we used this opportunity to ask some questions about the applicants' reasons for wanting...
Variety is the spice of life, so of course, most people don't love waking up in the same city and heading to the same office and having lunch at the same place with the same colleagues year after year. Thankfully, with a bit of business savvy and an internet connection, a new...
Are you struggling to find the perfect place to teach abroad ? The amount of information out there can be overwhelming, especially it comes to figuring out ESL teacher salaries and the cost of living abroad. Especially since saving money to travel or pay off student loans is a...
International internships are on the rise, but given that they're usually a bigger investment than one back home -- what with airfare, cultural barriers, and time away from home to contend with -- you'll want to make sure you get the most out of your time abroad. Not only that,...
The headlines filling the news over the past few months have been increasingly grim as recent acts of terrorism have gripped the world in fear. Following the November 13 attacks in Paris in which 130 people were killed by mass shootings and suicide bombings, terrorism has...
During my first few years at the University of Maryland, I thought deeply about including a study abroad experience in my four-year plan. Unfortunately, taking a quick look at the price tag of some of the programs available quickly shut my dreams down. And so, instead of taking a...
Living overseas, whether you're studying abroad, teaching English , volunteering, or even working, is an exciting opportunity to learn about new customs, history, and traditions. At the same time, while you're overseas that cultural exchange is never a one-way street. Just as you...

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Elaina Giolando
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