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The Biggest Thing I Learned During My 10 Glorious Days In France

Gillian Horn | Posted 09.15.2014 | Teen
Gillian Horn

If there's one thing I learned on my trip -- besides that it would be a bummer to be gluten-free in France -- it is that kids are kids no matter the language. And that, mes amis, is pretty cool.

The Global Search for Education: East vs. West -- Face Time

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.15.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

What are the benefits of students being exposed to both an Eastern and Western education during the course of their high school years? How would you steer the experience towards optimal learning and how might today's technology enhance the experience?

10 Stories That Prove Study Abroad Changes You In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel

"What's the place that changed you?" We're eternally nostalgic for college -- the things we learned in class and out (okay let's face it, mostly ou...

Bringing What You Learned at Your Internship Abroad Back to America

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 09.10.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The time you spend abroad will feel like a whirlwind, but it is important to bring what you learned from your time interning back to America. You need to make what you learned relevant to the domestic job market.

Emerging Economies Are Exporting Education

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 09.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

With increasing economic growth, and the subsequent expansion of the middle class in regions like Latin America, there is a new market being created for quality post-secondary education.

The Global Search for Education: How to Lead Well

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.01.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

How do you they lead their people well and subsequently bring about change on a global scale? Andy Hargreaves, Alan Boyle and Alma Harris conducted an extensive seven-year global research study that focused on fifteen high-performing organizations in business, sports and education to find out the answers to these questions.

Dr. Aaron Bruce Urges Students of Color to Prepare to become International Leaders

Monica Medina | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Monica Medina

Studying abroad contributes to global, regional and national economies in a significant way. It opens up doors for international trade, commerce and understanding, as well as for peace building, communication, and national security.

10 Great Options If You Didn't Get the College Course You Wanted

Ruairí McKiernan | Posted 08.21.2014 | Education
Ruairí McKiernan

Didn't get that college place you wanted? Don't stress, you have options, lots of them. Now might not be the right time for college, and you may need more time to figure out what you want to do.

Lessons from Mbale

Maryann Akinboyewa | Posted 08.18.2014 | College
Maryann Akinboyewa

If anything, this summer taught me a thing or two about courage. The courage to follow one's own heart and intuition is what led me to go abroad in the first place. When I finally learned to move past initial discomforts, I found I really loved Uganda.

Foods With Radically Different Names Abroad

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.18.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Accents aside, there is so much to be said for differences in language even between people who speak a common tongue, be it English spoken in the States compared to England, or Spanish spoken in Costa Rica compared to Spain.

How Would You Redefine Study Abroad?

Amelia Friedman | Posted 08.14.2014 | College
Amelia Friedman

A new initiative at the International Institute of Education is sparking conversation, asking us how we can increase the cultural awareness in our students and encourage them to learn in environments outside of their comfort zone.

How I Overcame Acute Anxiety and Crippling Depression

Maria X. Liu | Posted 08.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria X. Liu

I can't emphasize enough how important it is to really know what your body and mind are trying to tell you. We're all here for our own individual purpose, and if you don't listen to it and only treat these signs as symptoms of a disease that you treat purely through external remedies, you'll have lost yourself in the process.

Education and Immigration: Why Keeping International Students Is a Good Thing for the Economy

Lauren Harris | Posted 08.05.2014 | Education
Lauren Harris

Some international students are turning to other countries because of their easier immigration policies that allow students to remain in the country once they graduate. But what's the problem with having these students leave once they graduate? Plenty.

What I Learned From an Adventure in Tanzania

THINK Global School | Posted 07.21.2014 | Education
THINK Global School

With the great mountain Kilimanjaro not only on the horizon but taking up the entire thing, we headed in its general direction as we made our way to our lodge from the small airport.

Expat Life: The Difference Between Traveling and Moving Abroad

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.17.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Traveling is like a whimsical romance; exciting unpredictable, and passionate. But moving abroad, you strip the city an it's local culture revealing its demons and angels. You become vulnerable, dependent, and invested. The lust of wander is compromised by its imperfections and challenges.

Why Am I Speaking Chinese in England?

Grace Li | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Grace Li

It has been months since I have spoken to anyone in Chinese. And it was just one conversation, so maybe I'm thinking too much into it. But in that brief period of time, I was no longer in a stranger in a foreign country.

Finding and Renting an Apartment in Europe

Andy Steves | Posted 09.07.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

There are two routes you can choose from when you are looking for an apartment in Europe. You can use a direct booking website or you can go through a rental agency.

Why I am Rooting for Brasil

Mandeep Singh | Posted 09.07.2014 | World
Mandeep Singh

Brasil winning the World Cup could be a small moment of reconciliation for the nation's struggle, potentially helping to heal the wounds of what is lost.

Almost Everything You've Read About Amanda Knox Is Wrong

Lisa Marie Basile | Posted 09.06.2014 | Crime
Lisa Marie Basile

When I wrote, "Amanda Knox is innocent," I believed it. I continue to believe it. The innocence is clear once you navigate the twisted, false and misinterpreted information published every day. That's the issue. There's a lot of faulty reportage out there.

The Top 5 of Florence

Andy Steves | Posted 08.25.2014 | Travel
Andy Steves

As many people around the world know, Florence, Italy is the European capital of renaissance history and art. Before you go across the pond, make sure these five activities are set in stone as you plan to walk the same streets as Michelangelo.

A 360-Degree View on Studying Abroad

Besart Bajrami | Posted 08.20.2014 | College
Besart Bajrami

Moving beyond borders for a novel experience can be the solution to your post-teenage existentialist crisis; discovering yourselves in different environments is both challenging and bold.

Hosting an Exchange Student Expands Your World

Evan Ryan | Posted 08.13.2014 | Education
Evan Ryan

"When hosting an exchange student, you learn a lot about your own family; you learn about listening, patience, and other countries. People connect wi...

Living in China

China Hands | Posted 08.12.2014 | Education
China Hands

Meredith Davis speaks to American students in China Brendan Ross Arrival: August 2013 Purpose: Studying Chinese at Inter-University Program for Ch...

US-China Student Summit Creates Tomorrow's Relationships Today

Carola McGiffert | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Carola McGiffert

Imagine what would happen if you brought nearly 400 university-age students together -- half from the US and half from China. It would be the start of something pretty spectacular.

Tips for Succeeding in Summer Pre-College Programs

Chuck Cohn | Posted 08.03.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Educational summer programs are just like college in that they are what you make them.