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Teaching Abroad

My Teaching Abroad Horror Story

Frank Macri | Posted 05.20.2016 | College
Frank Macri

I had just graduated college. It was the summer of 2013, and I received my first job offer: the opportunity to teach English in China.

This Might Just Convince You To Take A Gap Year

Shannon Ullman | Posted 04.29.2016 | Travel
Shannon Ullman

Instead of looking like a failure, a quitter or a bum for not going to college right away, Americans who take a year to travel should be viewed as strategic, ambitious and inspiring.

How to Travel the World for Free

Budget Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.

No, Hitler Is Not Cool: Reflections On Teaching My Indonesian Students About the Holocaust

Sarah Brafman | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Sarah Brafman

Over the course of my year teaching in Indonesia, I have had some troubling encounters with Nazi symbolism. I have repeatedly seen several students walking around the halls "Heiling" Hitler.

Missing South Korea's Charms

Claudine Williams | Posted 04.29.2013 | Travel
Claudine Williams

Living abroad for several months can give travelers the opportunity to witness firsthand how others live. After I left my home in Georgia and moved to...

All That's Gilded: Finding Meaning in Teaching Wealthy Students in Indonesia

Sarah Brafman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Education
Sarah Brafman

What am I doing here? Shouldn't I be in a remote village without running water or power struggling to get by on rice and scraps of tempe? Perhaps. But the swimming pool doesn't help my students string together sentences in English.

Internationalizing College Faculty Through Study Abroad

Milton M. Reigelman | Posted 10.28.2012 | College
Milton M. Reigelman

No matter how little it costs, most students will not study abroad as juniors and seniors unless they experience, from the start, a campus culture and a curriculum that, in the lingo, has become thoroughly internationalized.

"Art for Soul: Kenya" -- Giving the Gift of Hope

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 02.12.2012 | New York
E. Nina Rothe

If this year's resolution for us is that 2012 be the year we begin making great investments -- and putting our money truly where our mouths are -- the holidays are a great time to give towards the future of a child.

Retired Teacher Raises $1 Million To Build School In Kenya

Menlo Park Patch | Marcie Parker | Posted 11.09.2011 | Impact

Reentry has never been easy for Margo McAuliffe, and this one has been no different, after her eighth summer at the high school for girls in Africa th...

Replacing Chalk-and-Talk with One-on-One for Better Results in Mexico

Sara Vogel | Posted 10.19.2011 | Education
Sara Vogel

In the U.S., tutoring is synonymous with supplementing what a child learns in the classroom with sessions outside of school. But here in Mexico, Convivencia Educativa imagines one-on-one tutoring as the primary way to educate students.