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Photo Credit: Chris Carruth | Visionaria Peru Ahhh, the paid internship – that elusive, unicorn-like creation that so many of us dream of finding and so very few of us actually capture. But you, you’re the ambitious type – and, not content to hunt for the mysterious beast at home...
I’m going to tell you a secret that perhaps no one has dared whisper to you before. New Year’s Eve is just another night in the year. It just happens to be the first night, so for some reason, society has made us feel like we have to do something ravishingly awesome or we are big...
January term, or J-Term as our new generation of acronym-obsessed hipsters calls it, is a short academic session offered by many universities in between fall and spring semester. Usually lasting from three weeks to a month, J-Term acts as an opportunity for students wanting to...
If you haven't already heard, President Obama announced on Wednesday, December 17th 2014, that the U.S. is significantly changing it’s Cuba policy to make travel to Cuba easier for American citizens. Visas will be allowed for educational and humanitarian purposes, Americans will...
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...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
Go Overseas Writer
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Volunteer Abroad & Middle East Expert
Olivia Christine Perez
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