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

Are you joining the ranks of new college graduates facing the prospect of entering the toughest job market in generations? Do you want to live abroad, see the world and get paid? Can you see yourself spending your weekends on a beach in Costa Rica or in beer halls in Prague ? How...
Australia is a dream destination for students wishing to study abroad in a country far from home but close in language and amenities. Although there’s no need to learn a new language when studying abroad in Australia , you’ll need to pick up on some common Aussie - pronounced...
I used to think that Asia was as foreign as you could get; it defined ‘the other side of the world’ for me. But these days, Asia is much more accessible, and the starkly contrasting countries mean that there is something out there for everyone. Teaching English can be a means for...
Rare is the person who can afford the costs and time commitments required for long-term volunteering. Spending six months learning a local language, building relationships, and working toward sustainable development goals might be ideal in terms of impact and experience, but is...
Green: the fourth shade of the rainbow; used to symbolize illness, envy or luck; the color of spring and new, exciting growth. The term “green travel” is thrown around pretty liberally these days, but we here took it literally – in four different ways. Why restrict yourself to...
For most college-aged students, studying abroad in a foreign, and often unfamiliar, land is a unique experience in and of itself. Students’ day-to-day activities are highly varied, from touring art galleries, wineries or temples during the week to zooming off on adventurous trips...
The United Kingdom has been one of the top study abroad destinations and it’s not hard to see why. The UK has given us David Beckham, the Beatles, Dr. Who, Adele, Harry Potter, haggis, the Royal Family, and a pretty fabulous set of Olympics in 2012.
When moving to a new country, one of your first priorities will be finding a place to live. Unfortunately, it isn’t as simple as scanning the classifieds, picking out an apartment, and moving in. There are many cultural norms that you will have to navigate, which can sometimes be...
Each semester, thousands of students pack up their lives into a couple suitcases, embrace their parents for one last time and head off on the adventure of a lifetime. But don't worry, Mom and Dad , it's a very organized, structured AND educational adventure. It is called "study"...
Asia is an exciting and modern continent brimming with entertainment, culture, modern technology, and shopping. Students who head there for a semester or year will be exposed to a fast-paced environment set amidst rich history and traditions. Whether you desire many green spaces...

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Elaina Giolando
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