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For those looking to spend some time volunteering abroad, Peru offers a variety of opportunities for students, adults, couples, or friends. Surprisingly, the country is just about the size of Alaska, however there are two main cities in which to volunteer: Lima , the country’s...
So you’ve decided where to study abroad - awesome! After you've turned in your application and been accepted to a program, you need to move into full-on preparation mode. We recommend 9 important matters to remember when preparing for study abroad , but organizing your student...
So, you want to live in the land of gelato, art, and ‘La Dolce Vita’? Italy hasn’t become one of the most popular study abroad destinations by accident – the allure of sipping cappuccinos, relishing in ancient architecture, and possibility of wooing attractive locals all seem to...
With the right planning and attitude, college can be one destination adventure after another. From studying in Europe to interning in Asia , there are unlimited possibilities when it comes to educational experience abroad. During the college admissions process, you spend a good...
If you've been thinking about studying abroad in France , you've probably been wondering whether it's better to go to Paris or to a smaller city like Lyon. Paris may be the city of lights, but it's also the city of tourists, and the last thing you want is to leave France feeling...
So, you’re a cool and intelligent student. You’ve always wanted to broaden your scope and get a passport, one you can call your own, with stamps galore from obscure places around the world. Places that your friends and family look at in wonder and awe, cooing that "you’re such a...
For students wanting to perfect their Mandarin skills while studying abroad in China , you will inevitably have to make a decision about which city you prefer to call "home" for your semester away. Most international students opt to head to one of China's largest cities: the...
If you've always dreamed of spending a semester or a year in a foreign country, you're not alone. According to the Institute of International Education , more than 270,000 American students spent at least a semester abroad during the 2009-2010 academic year, and around 300,000...

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