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

When I was a kid, my dad used to tell me that a tall glass of wine was the best reward for the end of a long day’s work. But what about actually working with wine? In a vineyard or winery? Say, on your gap year as a WWOOF volunteer? WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic...
We pack our suitcases and bring our enthusiasm, heading out to change the world. We are young, we are altruistic, and we firmly believe that whatever we do, wherever we go, we will help by going overseas to spend time volunteering. It’s a wonderful way to think, and intrinsically...
My roommates let out a “whoop” of exhaustion as they opened the apartment door and tossed their luggage through the door. I was seated in our window looking out over the Italian piazza with a cup of tea in my hand as I did my homework. They were just getting back from a weekend...
Well, clearly you’re already a rockstar because you’ve decided to intern abroad in Shanghai ! Known by some as the “Paris of the West,” Shanghai is one of the most dynamic cities in the world, a burgeoning hub of business and culture, and a rising economic power. If you really...
Beginning with the tradition of the Grand Tour of Europe – when upper class Europeans and Americans would travel around the continent and experience the sophistication and civilization that Europe had to offer, the idea of study abroad has long been criticized as being something...
So you’re interested in teaching English abroad , but feeling a little bit overwhelmed by the whole process? Don’t worry -- you’re not alone. Teaching abroad is an appealing lifestyle for many people, from recent college grads to baby boomers , but the one trait that just about...
Packing for a beach vacation is easy: sunscreen, sandals, swimsuit, sunglasses, something else starting with S and you’re all set! Packing for six months or even a year studying in another country – well, that’s a bit higher on the difficulty scale. Your university, study abroad...
During university, many of my classmates chose internships in almost exclusively banking or consulting, but I proudly defied the norm. I spent my summers studying economics in Southeast Asia, hauling water filters, solar panels, and eye glasses into high-altitude villages across...
England consistently ranks in the top study abroad destinations , attracting thousands of foreign students each year. If you’ve decided to study abroad in England, you’ve made a great choice (okay, I’m biased, having spent over two years there myself). There are a few tips and...

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