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SPORTS CARS! GOLD WATCHES! CASUAL MENTION OF CELEBRITY FRIENDSHIPS! These things are fun and exciting, sexy and sensational! They're a blast to talk about and everybody loves them! Teaching abroad has its own special reasons for why saving up before leaving is a good idea. I want...
Studying abroad in China is like signing up for a tough-mudder marathon when you’ve never once set foot on a treadmill in your life. You, and all of your loved ones, can’t understand why you would consciously, willingly put yourself through such deliberate hardship, and ask...
A recent Go Overseas survey showed that 53 percent of volunteers in 2013 undertook volunteer programs because they wanted to make a difference. But what exactly does it mean to ‘make a difference'? To truly have an impact as an international volunteer ? The truth is that not all...
When I stepped out into the world to teach English in South Korea in 2009, I knew it was going to be a memorable experience. As expected, I gained irreplaceable memories from teaching, trying new food, learning the language, and immersing myself in a new culture. [Teaching abroad...
Updated June 19th, 2015 First things first: congratulations! You scored an internship abroad ! You have no idea (okay, you probably have some idea) how many people applied for that position, and you got it! This is a big deal, and, you wouldn't want to flub it all up on your...
Expat life can very rapidly swing from one extreme to the other, particularly when it comes to making friends. You’re no longer hopping from hostel to hostel, meeting new people in common rooms and trains, running the conversational gamut of Where are you from / Where are you...
What does your mind conjure up when you think of ‘exotic lands’? Different, unusual, mysterious, enticing. A striking blend of natural beauty and unique culture. A place that must be experienced to be fully understood. As travel becomes less costly and foreign soil more desirable...
So you’re heading on a high school program in Japan . Obviously, learning a few new Japanese phrases is a great way to prepare for your time in Japanese high school. While your newly purchased phrasebook or Japanese lessons back home may teach you the basics, there’s a lot of...
It's no secret in the ESL world: Asia is one of the most popular and attractive destinations for teaching English abroad.
"When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable." -- Clifton Fadiman Anyone who has ever visited another country, especially on a cruise ship, should know that this statement is blatantly...

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Elaina Giolando
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