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

Understandably, not everyone has the flexibility and financial security to spend more than a few weeks volunteering abroad. We have responsibilities to return to and cannot commit for as long as would be ideal -- hence, the growing popularity and availability of short term...
The first step for most students when they decide they might want to study abroad is to stop by their study abroad office and have a sit-down with an advisor. Chances are they’ll ask you the basics -- what are you studying, where would you like to go, how long would you like to...
The first memory I have of the Australian accent, sadly, is from a Fosters commercial . Starting with, "How to speak Australian," a common phrase or term pops up, like locksmith, then a funny video follows of how that term is interpreted in Australia. The truth? Australians don't...
Right around the time of college graduation, when people were signing up for grad school or local internships, I made an announcement: I got a working holiday visa and I’m moving to Europe! Who’s with me?! Now, how many of my friends do you think put up their hands to join me on...
Is there anything in the world more confusing to college students and recent grads than business etiquette? Between the unwritten rules of coffee dispersal, break room banter and parking space hierarchy, there is enough to worry about when joining the workforce. But what if your...
Despite some newcomers on the ESL scene, teaching in China remains an incredibly popular destination for ESL teachers looking to teach abroad. However, going to China as an expat and a teacher means taking on more responsibility than you might as a backpacker or tourist just...
Your child is finally ready to leave the nest of the motherland and fly off on an adventure overseas. It’s understandable to be a little anxious or concerned as your child prepares to spend an entire semester a whole continent (or two) away from you. You may even be second...
When I decided to study abroad the fall semester of my junior year, I wasn’t looking for a way to become a better student. If anything, I was looking for a break from the academic rigors of my highly-ranked liberal arts college. A semester in France meant a chance to learn a new...
Spain . The name alone conjures up a soundtrack of flamenco music and thundering hooves (or is that just me?). This country has been a European drawcard for years, but it’s not just for tourists or students who want to improve their Spanish. Work experience on a global level can...

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Elaina Giolando
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