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Study Abroad

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 07.16.2014 | 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 07.09.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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.

5 Reasons You Should Prepare Nothing When You Move Abroad

Jessica Pan | Posted 07.30.2014 | Travel
Jessica Pan

Pick a place, pick a purpose, book your flight and go! Just go. Don't read a travel book. Don't search on every forum. Do not take a language class. GO! Now. Put your shoes on and get out of town. You should get to your destination with as little research as possible...

How to Pack for Study Abroad

Sonia Gil | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

I have spent extended periods of time abroad quite a bit. I have been in London for three months, in China for six months, and in France for five weeks. So, believe me, I know what I'm talking about. Here is what you need to do.

Study Abroad: The Path From the Sleepy Suburbs to the Global Stage

Roberta S. Jacobson | Posted 07.14.2014 | Education
Roberta S. Jacobson

There are still far too many obstacles -- financial, social, and political -- that keep more young people from gaining the perspective and knowledge that a study-abroad experience can provide.

Meeting Up with Andy Steves

Rick Steves | Posted 07.12.2014 | Travel
Rick Steves

My son, Andy Steves, runs his own tour company. His mission: to help American students in foreign study programs enjoy smart, experiential, and inexpe...

A Call for Greater Foreign Language Education in the U.S.

Jennie Shulkin | Posted 07.07.2014 | Education
Jennie Shulkin

I cannot help but wonder how so many people from around the world speak at least their native tongue, English, and maybe more, while most Americans only speak English.

From Amsterdam to Paris

Abby Klinkenberg | Posted 07.07.2014 | College
Abby Klinkenberg

It was the last time I will be in the Netherlands for a while -- my year in Paris is nearly finished. This trip was more a last hurrah than anything -- and last hurrahs don't end by slinking back to the city with your tail between your legs. Last hurrahs end with hitchhiking.

Valpo Burning

Mason Bryan | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Mason Bryan

The unfailing beauty of tragedy is the unity that follows. It's in disaster that we acquire a heightened sense of connection and become poignantly more aware of the deeper, but rarely acknowledged, truth -- that we really are all in this together.

Improve Your Chances of Grad School Admission By Studying Abroad

Chuck Cohn | Posted 06.17.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

For many people, it is a once-in-a-lifetime educational pursuit. Yet, studying abroad may also improve your chances of gaining acceptance into graduate school. How?