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Study Abroad

Why We Travel: Anticipation and Arrival

Cliff Hsia | Posted 12.20.2014 | 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 12.15.2014 | 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 12.02.2014 | 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 11.23.2014 | 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 11.21.2014 | 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 11.18.2014 | 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 11.10.2014 | 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 11.07.2014 | 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 11.15.2014 | 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.

How to Sell Your Study Abroad Experience to Employers

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Studying at a different university gives you a chance to take courses that may be specific to the area or school where you are studying. These add variety and value to your degree that you would be unable to gain otherwise.

Where Should I Study Abroad?

Daniela Papi | Posted 11.03.2014 | Impact
Daniela Papi

As I am often speaking with students about the concept of "learning service" and encouraging them to prioritize global "learning" and development education prior to jumping straight into international "service," I often get the question, "Where should I study abroad?"

Lost in Translation: Finding Confidence in Flamenco

Isabella Basco | Posted 11.03.2014 | College
Isabella Basco

As I hopelessly imitated our teacher, I tried to avoid looking at them. I'm not ashamed of my body but I''m not amazed by it either. I'll even be the first to admit that self-confidence isn't one of my strong suits.

Around the World in 30 Days -- October 2014

C. M. Rubin | Posted 10.30.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

A common thread connects these thought leaders, which is a commitment to using innovative, hands-on methods to solve the problems of inadequate education programs.

Creative Ways U.S. Families Can Bring the World to Them: Options to Promote Student Learning

Carol J. Carter | Posted 10.29.2014 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

This summer, I went to a party for some graduating high school students and met a young woman who had just landed in Denver after spending eight months in Oman.

Faux Pas: Good for the Soul

Mackenzie Long | Posted 12.14.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

We make mistakes, and with time they become our special stories that we lean on to teach us future lessons or even to have a future chuckle. But what about those moments, those mishaps, that give us nothing but a funny story and a smile?

The Token Black Girl

Liana Weeks | Posted 12.13.2014 | College
Liana Weeks

My blackness becomes a novelty for others. To Koreans and foreigners abroad alike, due to lack of education I'm often viewed as a token black girl or the voice for all black people.

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members ...

The Global Search for Education: Do You Have Global Skills?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"90% of Canadians polled in a national opinion survey supported study abroad and nearly as many believed that financial support should be available."...

Funding Your Future When Opportunity Knocks

Christie Garton | Posted 11.29.2014 | College
Christie Garton

You've worked hard and pulled more than a few all-nighters to get closer to your dream. But what happens when opportunity knocks and you can't afford to answer the door?

Lost in Translation: Loneliness Abroad

Isabella Basco | Posted 11.20.2014 | College
Isabella Basco

Being abroad this semester in Salamanca, Spain, the word 'lost' has taken on new meaning. 'Lost' for me now extends to homesickness, jet lag and culture shock. It's wondering if other students will ask for your company tonight, or hoping service on Viber isn't too fuzzy to talk to your mom.

The Top 3 Credit Cards For Studying Abroad

John Ganotis | Posted 11.17.2014 | Money
John Ganotis

If you plan to study abroad this year, relying strictly on cash and debit cards can be a gamble. Cash can easily be stolen. Debit cards can charge foreign transaction fees and don't have the same protections as credit cards. Rather than relying on cash, consider using credit cards responsibly for your overseas spending.

What Your Study Abroad City Says About You

Thrillist | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Thrillist

London: You often mention shows you've DVR'd from BBC America for no reason while in conversations about trail mix at Whole Foods.

Building a Diverse Workforce: Minorities Studying in China

Carola McGiffert | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Carola McGiffert

Minority students typically do not have the opportunity to study a language much less study abroad. They face financial barriers, to be sure, but also cultural ones. For a young person who has never left his or her zip code, much less flown on a plane, going overseas is a daunting consideration.

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

Gillian Horn | Posted 11.15.2014 | 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.