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

After spending months researching different countries and high school study abroad programs , you have finally decided to study in England. Congratulations! By now you already know that England is a wonderful country to study abroad in, especially in high school (you likely...
Whether you’re going abroad to learn a language , or going abroad in spite of a language barrier , chances are you’ll want to put in some effort to advance your skills. And why wouldn't you? Language can be one of the most unique vantage points into your new culture -- and often,...
If you’re working hard to become fluent in a foreign language, interning abroad in a country that speaks that language is an excellent step in the right direction. It’s no secret that full immersion is the best way to learn a language, and interning abroad tends to be even more...
We live in an increasingly globalized world where the color of your skin or your ethnic background doesn't necessarily dictate your upbringing, your nationality, or how you identify yourself. Between immigrants, first/second/etc. generation kids, refugees, Third Culture Kids ,...
The sometimes frustrating -- but mostly convenient -- thing you will find about larger Italian cities is that most locals speak English. Further, they want to speak English (more than you want to practice your Italian) and will persistently respond to your feeble attempts in...
It’s good to know what’s wrong with the world… But it’s important to know that sometimes, no matter how wrong it is, you can’t change it. A lot of the bad stuff in the world wasn’t really that bad until someone tried to change it. Shantaram, Gregory David Roberts In 2011, I left...
So you’ve spent the past -- how long? Six months? One year? -- sitting at your desk daydreaming, clicking through pictures of exotic destinations, and longingly checking flight prices. And finally you’ve made the decision. It’s time to take off and travel ! But there’s that whole...
Whether you’re in France for a week or a lifetime, you'll be forever changed. You'll never again be satisfied with sub-par bread. You'll find that you love sipping coffee at a café, watching the world go by. However, if you're one of the lucky few who have gotten to attend high...
You have just spent a wonderful summer/semester/year overseas. You made new friends, you discovered new, delicious foods , and you learned about how not to offend people from a different culture. You might have picked up new lingo, slang, or an entirely new language. Your clothes...
In high school, I was a three-season athlete and captain. I dedicated myself to school, but mostly to my teams. I was even awarded the title of the most outstanding senior athlete in my class. It was a dream for me to continue my athletic career in college –- and as I applied to...

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