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It’s a seemingly inescapable rite-of-passage for most of us these days: SATs, college applications, acceptance letters, prom, graduation, one last summer of chaos and anxiety, and then it’s off to some faraway (or nearby) campus to start the Beginning of the Rest of Your Life....
Working with elephants is one of the most popular volunteer activities in Thailand. And for good reason; they’re huge, adorable, and very intelligent. Elephants are often looked upon as gentle giants, but it’s good to remember that this isn’t always the case.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words. But you know what’s worth a million words? Seeing that famous piece of art you studied from a textbook in real life! Studying abroad gives you this unique opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom. Brownie points if...
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re already thinking about studying abroad – congratulations! Making this decision is a huge step, and choosing to study abroad will undoubtedly be one of the most rewarding experiences of your academic career. The process may...
Volunteering with sea turtles is a once in a lifetime experience. Whether you’re already familiar with the endangerment issues, or are just looking to spend some time volunteering outdoors, you’ve come to the right place. The sad truth of the matter is that many species of sea...
Preparing to teach abroad can turn your brain into an endless flowchart of questions: "Do I need a CELTA or a DELTA if I want to teach at a hagwon?" (Actually, neither.) "What is the difference between TESOL and TEFL? What does it mean for my teach abroad options?" "What is...
If you are interested in traveling abroad but also want to gain some professional experience, there are thousands of internships for college students you can apply for around the globe. But why spend your time in a cubicle filling out spreadsheets or going on coffee runs when you...
Teaching English as a foreign language is a job with a transitory reputation; it is more often viewed as a temporary international stint than a long-term career choice. When I taught in Costa Rica, for example, everyone from my parents, friends and even my co-teachers seemed to...

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