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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...
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...
It’s that time of the year again! After Christmas but before New Year’s, everyone’s wondering how to close the year, frantically trying to finish up the loose ends of the year before the fresh start the new year promises, and composing some New Year’s resolutions to get rid of...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in groups can be extremely challenging, but can be one of the most rewarding experiences. The thought of walking into a classroom, full of unknown faces, may fill you with terror but don’t forget the...
With its biodiversity and wide range of ecosystems, Latin America is rich in opportunities for conservation volunteering . Volunteers interested in conservation can work to rehabilitate and protect wildlife, work on farms to learn about organic agriculture and permaculture, work...

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