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

Everybody loves the holidays, right? But what exactly are, “the holidays”? While here in the States, we have our own specific ideas of what constitutes them – usually Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa, and maybe Thanksgiving if we’re getting impatient – the rest of the world has...
You just spent the best months of your life living independently, learning about new cultures and exploring an entirely foreign continent, and now you find yourself packing your bags for the last time to head across the pond back home. While the holidays and seeing family are...
Many students hire a third-party provider to make their study abroad dream happen. But for those with budget considerations or the desire to fully customize their experience, there is another, attractive option: direct enrollment. More and more intrepid young travelers -- you...
Robin Pendoley is the Co-Director of the USA Gap Year Fairs , the leading national circuit of events bringing together students, gap year organizations, parents, gap year experts and high school college counselors. We sat down with him to learn more about USA Gap Year Fairs, and...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel So you’ve probably done the hardest part. You’ve decided to pack up your life and go teach abroad - congrats! If you have zero teaching experience, fear not. Even if you’ve never explained a phrasal verb, much less lived abroad, it’s normal to...
Gap years are practically a rite of passage for for 20-somethings from several countries around the world and it's catching on in the USA. This is your year to break away from the usual routine of life. For just one year, you can unchain yourself from classrooms and cubicles to...
While any type of volunteer work can be meaningful, volunteering abroad gives students a unique opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture while helping others. Volunteering in high school is worthwhile because individuals can explore their passions on a more...
With year round hot weather, great salary and benefit packages and plenty of unique travel opportunities, the United Arab Emirates has become one of the most sought-after locations for teaching abroad. Dubai and Abu Dhabi teaching jobs can range from ESL teaching in language...
Looking to move overseas and experience the international adventure of a lifetime while getting paid to teach English abroad in a great foreign country like Italy, China or Argentina? Virtually any English speaker can teach English abroad, even without prior teaching experience...
Some may disagree with me, but I say it takes guts to go away and travel after you finish college, especially if it’s more than a “Woohoo! We graduated” two-week, partying-in-Mexico bender. If you’re taking some serious time off to travel - whether it’s hopping around Europe,...

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Elaina Giolando
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Lauren Salisbury
Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert
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Olivia Christine Perez
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