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

You're a good person. You enjoy helping others. You have always wanted to give back in a more substantial way. So you think to yourself, "I think it's time I start volunteering." But you don't just want to volunteer, you want to volunteer abroad! It gives you the opportunity to...
Folks study abroad for all different reasons. Some of you might be looking for a cultural immersion, others a change of scenery or new language skills, while a few of you might just be dying to escape somewhere it won’t snow for six months. If you’ve decided to head to New...
“Simple exchanges can break down walls between us,” said President Obama during a speech in Turkey. “For when people come together and share common experiences, their common humanity is revealed.” The President’s choice of words was a play on the literal tear down of the Berlin...
The last quarter of the year is a whirlwind for most of us. In the States we have the Thanksgiving holiday, where the entire country hops on a plane (at least it seems that way if you’re at an airport), slips into - then wakes from - a food coma and then invariably gets stuck in...
With the close of my two years of service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar quickly approaching, I've been thinking a lot about the projects I've completed, and things I have accomplished as a volunteer. Because of the focus Peace Corps gives to cultural exchange and...
The Land Down Under. There really isn’t much else left to say. You know you want to go, and you absolutely should. The only real questions - as with all study abroad ventures - are what do you want to achieve academically, and what parts of the country do you want to see? Whether...
Trapeze artists have their nets. The nets give them a sense of safety and insurance, and are universally seen with a knowing nod as something we would use, ourselves. But the spectacular artists are the ones who don’t use one and go for broke. Intensive language learning is not...
If you’re thinking about teaching English abroad , but aren’t sure where you want to go, you’ve most likely heard plenty of advice about popular locations like Spain or Thailand. Of course there are some very compelling reasons why such locations are so popular, but we thought it...
The world can be a scary place for LGBT folks. With conservative countries seeming to increase their homophobic rhetoric and violence (here's looking at you, Russia) and homophobic backlash rising in countries that are making strides towards equality, making the decision to live...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel There are two big decisions everybody needs to make before going abroad. The first, obviously, is where to go . The second is who you’re going to go with . More than any place you’ll actually visit, people bring a certain atmosphere that affects...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
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