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On Thursday, November 7, 2013 Typhoon Haiyan first struck the Philippines, hitting the country with what could be the strongest sustained cyclone winds ever recorded. More than 20,000 homes were flattened and 800,000 people evacuated. Initial death toll estimates were 10,000,...
It’s no secret that upping the ante to gain experience in the workplace earlier on (read: before college) is becoming increasingly vital. As a former university instructor, I can speak from personal experience: colleges, universities, and even future employers want to see a long...
Photo Credit: Greenheart Travel I had no idea what to expect before stepping into my first class of Chinese university students. I wasn’t a first-time ESL teacher – I had spent six months teaching unruly high school students in Northeast Thailand – but I knew China would be...
Congratulations on making the decision to study abroad ! The time you spend living in another country and immersed in a different culture will be a rewarding, enriching, and eye-opening experience. Right now you may be feeling overwhelmed with all the decisions you’ll have to...
The truth is coming out about gap years: they aren’t a way of avoiding your life; they’re a way of living it. There was a time, not too long ago, when people believed that a gap year was only for the flighty, the rich, or Australians and Brits who wanted to see the world. The...
There are hordes of obvious benefits to studying abroad, but is it really that important? Of course, the answer will vary depending on who you ask. Before you start researching study abroad programs and looking for scholarships , it's crucial to have a clear idea of why you want...
Expect the unexpected. That’s the best advice for moving abroad. We prepare as best we can, especially when we're heading overseas to teach abroad . You may have already learned the local language and gotten TEFL certified, but there’s often more than meets the eye. Finding your...
Volunteering abroad is a big thing these days; most people who have done it have loved it, and most people who haven’t done it want to do it. Volunteering abroad makes your resume stand apart, introduces you to new friends and cultures, and opens your eyes to a new way of living....

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