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Study Abroad

Every Student Needs to Have a Meaningful Cross-Cultural Exchange During Their Education

Chris Plutte | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Chris Plutte

Across every continent, thousands of youth are going online and connecting with each other, and not simply to share the latest viral video or to tweet the latest craze. Thousands of our young people are harnessing technology to take their cross-cultural education into their own hands.

Around the World in 30 Days (February 2015)

C. M. Rubin | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

In February, I continued my conversations on global education with Lord Mayor of London Boris Johnson, Australia's Geoff Masters (CEO of Australian Council for Educational Research) and Susan Mann (CEO of Education Services Australia). I learned further about how technology is entering the classroom and how this is helping to broaden cross-cultural perspectives in education.

Five Life Lessons Studying Abroad Taught Me

Hannah Tattersall | Posted 02.23.2015 | College
Hannah Tattersall

A wise man once wrote, "Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest of chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey." I am so lucky to realize how true these words are after my experience abroad last month.

Why I Can't Say I've Been to the UK Even Though I'm Studying Abroad Here

Jordyn Holman | Posted 02.17.2015 | College
Jordyn Holman

How dare I say I studied abroad in the United Kingdom without actually visiting the whole of the country? I would only expect someone visiting America to do the same before passing judgment.

Study Abroad: To Go or Not to Go

Betty Revah | Posted 02.10.2015 | College
Betty Revah

Going abroad is just like taking a huge leap of faith. It won't be anything like you picture in your head, it will be challenging and at times frustrating, but it will also exceed your expectations in unexpected ways, and its not something you will be able to do after you graduate.

My Wishlist for Students: College Is About More Than Grades

Christina Berchini | Posted 02.09.2015 | Education
Christina Berchini

Those behind a recent survey about high education were interested in whether high school graduates felt they were ready for college. In my opinion, there are ways to fill those perceived "gaps" upon entering college, and many of them have absolutely nothing to do with grades.

Don't Just Go Abroad -- Volunteer Abroad

Rachel Scott | Posted 02.08.2015 | College
Rachel Scott

Ask anyone about their study abroad experience, and they will tell you it was nothing short of amazing. But there is a secret to making it even better -- volunteering. You'll learn that service is a two-way street and you may be surprised with who receives the most at the end.

7 Biggest Problems of Reverse Culture Shock

Amanda Roosa | Posted 01.30.2015 | Travel
Amanda Roosa

These are things you don't really take time to consider before returning home. You're too excited at the idea of seeing your much loved and much missed friends and family.

These Are The Most Popular Places To Study Abroad, Broken Down By State

The Huffington Post | Kate Auletta | Posted 02.03.2015 | Travel

Ever wondered where American college students are going each semester? Well now we know thanks to the folks at Student Universe. The travel deals ...

The Demise of the Summer Job

Janet Eve Josselyn | Posted 01.29.2015 | Parents
Janet Eve Josselyn

From what I've learned, these expensive unpaid internships afford students an opportunity to meet new people, make new friends and acquire new skill sets. Like a job at a fast food restaurant wouldn't also provide those things, along with a paycheck.

The World Is Starting To Pay Attention To Black Travelers

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

Black Americans are at the forefront of a growing travel movement -- one that includes an extensive network of globetrotters, a knack for finding the ...

Lost in Translation: Reflections on Returning

Isabella Basco | Posted 01.13.2015 | College
Isabella Basco

Did you breathe enough in when you were worrying about tests? Did you make enough friends with neighbors? Did your Spanish really get any better?

8 Things I've learned As An Exchange Student Host Parent

Beth Markley | Posted 01.08.2015 | Parents
Beth Markley

Foreign exchange students are always on display, sometimes tripping over a non-native language. Kids as young as 15 are immersed in the American high school environment and live with a strange family whose mom may have a proclivity for yelling and swearing.

The Bea-UD of Winter Break

Abigail Goldring | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
Abigail Goldring

Practically two free months available to a college student in the middle of the year can be both a blessing and a curse. It is challenging to research the options and ultimately take advantage of them, but I know now that it is well worth it.

How Riding the Metro in a Foreign Country Taught Me to Appreciate Humanity

Nora Turriago | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Nora Turriago

For someone who has lived in a small town all her life, the public transportation of Barcelona--specifically the metro system -- at first seemed to represent the glamour and sophistication this cosmopolitan city had to offer.

Why We Travel: Anticipation and Arrival

Cliff Hsia | Posted 02.19.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

International travel has been an love affair I've had for over the last dozen years or so, ever since my first international trip to Japan for my study abroad year in Tokyo in 2001-02. I had never stepped off of American soil until the age of 20 and I was ready to burst my bubble.

Travel Bloggers Attack the White House

Mehdy Ghannad | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
Mehdy Ghannad

Earlier this week at an international summit that included the top 100 most influential travel bloggers and digital media persons in the world, the White House National Security Council announced the creation of a new Study Abroad Office.

15 Side Effects Of Getting Back From Study Abroad

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 12.15.2014 | Travel

Studying abroad changes us in the best possible way. As our souls (and our stomachs, and our alcohol tolerances) grow during this experience, we becom...

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

Cliff Hsia | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.

Gap Years: Are They Effective for Students?

Shayla R. Price | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Shayla R. Price

In Europe, it's been a longstanding tradition for high school students to embark on a "gap year" of traveling and volunteering before entering their...

Prolific Exploration: The Case for Studying Abroad

Richard Stengel | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Richard Stengel

What I've heard over and over is not only how the experience of studying abroad has made them global citizens, but how it has changed their lives.

Kickstart Your Career By Finding - and Funding - Inspiration Abroad

Christie Garton | Posted 01.18.2015 | College
Christie Garton

As more millennials have entered the work force, the competition for the perfect job has become increasingly stiffer. Once an impressive addition on a resume, a college degree is no longer a meaningful differentiator.

Study Abroad as Preparation for Joining the Global Workforce

Michael Elchik | Posted 01.10.2015 | College
Michael Elchik

Students have the opportunity to return home with skills that will make them more employable in today's global economy. How can we help our student abroad students build those important global skills?

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Spent a Semester Abroad

Megan Riethmiller | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Megan Riethmiller

Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring prices of London or Paris worth the dent in your budget.

How Studying Arabic Brought Me to Israel in the Summer of 2014

Maria Sebas | Posted 01.05.2015 | College
Maria Sebas

The most notable observation I made was that the vast majority of Israelis that I spoke with wanted to find a peaceful solution. Whether they were Israeli Jews or Israeli Arabs, they wanted an end to the violence.