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

Like any major endeavor in life, moving overseas to teach English abroad requires planning and research. One critical matter to consider in this stage are interview procedures and hiring seasons, which vary widely from region to region and country to country and for different...
If you're considering studying abroad in Spain , chances are you've already talked it over with a professor or an advisor at your university’s study abroad office. But for those of you who think they are already well-prepared, you may be surprised to learn about what your study...
I love Korea . Sure, it's not perfect, but what country is? It's amazing to think that back at Korea's economy 60 years ago , and realize how much they have grown since then. With this in mind, how can you not respect all that this country managed to accomplish in such a short...
You've packed your bags full of keepsakes, said your goodbyes, and begrudgingly stepped onto a plane home. Who knew that two months volunteering in Ghana could be so life-changing?! It was a trip of firsts: your first time in a developing country, first time taking bucket showers...
If you’ve been bitten by the travel bug but are questioning how to take the plunge into international travel, then setting off to au pair abroad may be right for you. Simply moving abroad displays a huge sense of courage and ability to take risks. Surviving it shows your ability...
In most cases, if you have grown up in one place your entire life, you made friends because of where you lived and the schools that you went to. Even in college, your dorm mates were the ones that you roamed around campus with. You braved frat parties, sketchy beer, and even...
Most people seem to think that teaching English abroad is only for recent college grads. People in their early or mid twenties who aren’t quite ready to start a “real” career are probably what comes to mind when you envision the typical profile. And while it’s true that recent...
Updated on June 9th, 2015. Much has been written about the woes of “reverse culture shock,” something that has become a more well-known phenomenon as of late -- it’s like the culture shock of living in a new country, but less cool and fun because you’re actually back home in your...
Despite Europe's small size, it is one of the continents with the largest number of countries, cultures, languages -- and yes, volunteer abroad opportunities. Because of Europe's cultural diversity, volunteers have the option to pursue volunteer projects in education, social...
A quick Google search will lead you to hundreds of reasons why taking a gap year after high school and before college is a good idea . At the same time, it’s easy to get caught up in the applying-to-college hooplah. So what do you do if you’ve gone over the pros and cons and...

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