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

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...
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...
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 ,...

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