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

When it comes to volunteering abroad, there are a few "brand" name providers that stand out. These large organizations (like Greenheart Travel, Rustic Pathways, and IVHQ**) all have different volunteer programs running in various countries. When you check out their sites, you'll...
There’s little debate that the best way to learn a language is to dive in ears-first, and with language skills becoming increasingly important in our globalized world, language immersion programs are more popular than ever. If you’re itching to join the ranks of the world’s...
Internships abroad aren’t just for college kids. If you’re in high school when wanderlust hits you, don’t let anyone say you’re too young for an international internship . There are a few special considerations for the 18-and-under set, but you stand to gain just as much as...
Choosing to study abroad is a big decision for anyone to make. For me, there were quite a few factors that lead me to my decision to study in Singapore but when I assessed my priorities, there were really only a few things I thought I wanted to take out of my experience. During...
“You live in Australia? I’m so jealous. ” If you’re an expat, intern, or study abroad student in Australia, you’re probably familiar with this phrase. Australia has a reputation for beaches, hot weather, and a kicked-back, ‘no worries’ attitude that continues to draw tourists...
"The best years of your life… Do people still say that about high school? Sure, plenty do. But YOU want to say “That year of high school in Germany was the best year of my life.” And who can blame you? Studying abroad in high school isn't just "the best", it can really change...
The last thing my mother said to me after I decided to take off to Italy for the summer was this: "Fine, go – but don’t you dare fall in love unless he has enough money for a private jet to fly you back home whenever you want" . I snorted a response and probably mumbled something...
When I was in Cambodia , I met a guy named Jobe. Jobe was 19 years old at the time, taking a break before heading off to University . He’d been gone for a year. But in that year of living abroad, he hadn’t wasted a second. As Jobe told me his stories over a beer in the hostel bar...
On my first morning in Mongolia, I stepped out of the ger to see a man knock a goat on the head with a mallet. He then did the same to a sheep, and skinned both while our group of five tourists watched, open-mouthed. “There’s a celebration tonight,” our guide explained. “A...
The benefits of spending time abroad last long after you return home, and chances are you’ll want to continue to connect with your experience in different ways to maximize those benefits. Perhaps, you want to help others interested in your program go overseas, meet others who...

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