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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.

Travel Tips: Why You Need a U.S. Passport Card

Sonia Gil | Posted 10.22.2014 | Travel
Sonia Gil

One of our biggest concerns when we travel abroad is how to keep our passports safe. Do we keep it in our hotel room? What do we do when we need to carry it with us? Luckily, I recently came across a new alternative that can solve this traveler's dilemma.

Ask The Etiquette Expert: How Should I Prepare For My First International Business Trip?

Diane Gottsman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Diane Gottsman

Taking care of details before you depart can make the difference between a smooth trip and a traveling nightmare. Here are a few first steps to get you started on the right foot.

From Harvard to Chiapas: Seeing Healthcare From the Ground Up

Ishani Premaratne | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Ishani Premaratne

Like my life here, these words represent many worlds melded into one beautiful language.

5 Stupidest Things Americans Do Overseas

Budget Travel | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

We're darn proud to be Americans, and we don't mind saying so -- whether we're here at our New York City headquarters or standing on foreign soil. But unfortunately, we've all seen the embarrassing U.S. traveler abroad.

How I Cured My Wanderlust

Lindsey Kesel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Lindsey Kesel

My quest for adventure cultivated eight months of sheer joy and became a successful marriage of the awe and innocence of my inner child with the authority and self-reliance of my adult self. Every day was a mission in self-discovery and cultural prospecting.

15 Ways To Make An American's Day

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.28.2013 | Travel

In America, we have this liiittle teeeeny habit of tending to think we’re the best. At everything. Out of everyone on the planet Earth. So what ...

How NOT To Look Like A Tourist

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 09.26.2013 | Travel

There are a lot of negative connotations attached to the word "tourist." While it's inevitable that when traveling abroad, you'll look and feel like a...

How to Stay Safe Abroad in Uncertain Times

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.17.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

While I'm no counterterrorism expert, I think I'm in a position to suggest a few smart things that travelers headed to uncertain areas can do, say, carry, and wear. I'm headed to Morocco myself in November. Go ahead and travel. Just be smart about it. How? Read on.

A 360-degree Approach to Teen Summer Service Travel

Crawford Hill | Posted 06.05.2013 | Travel
Crawford Hill

A true educator recognizes that the destination and the central experience are strong platforms, which can either be woefully under leveraged or embedded in a powerful experience for your child that is leveraged to the max. This is rare.

The Great American Gap Year

Cody Gossett | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel
Cody Gossett

Almost every person we've spoken to about our travels has told us that they're envious and want to do the same thing -- to that I always say, "You can. Just put a date on your calendar and give your jobs six weeks notice before you leave."

How This Became My Home

Rain Embuscado | Posted 04.18.2013 | HuffPost Home
Rain Embuscado

Who said you had to leave home to travel?

The One Thing My Wife And I Don't Agree On

George Rajna | Posted 02.09.2013 | Fifty
George Rajna

I guess nothing is perfect, not even a sabbatical abroad in Asia. I love my wife and understand that as we continually grow as partners there will be moments in which we do not see eye to eye. Where I saw awe-inspiring temples she saw heat and harsh terrain.

The 5 Unexpected Pitfalls Of International Travel

Lindsay Hartfiel | Posted 01.26.2013 | Travel
Lindsay Hartfiel

While it's logical to plan for a trip, travelers often become so entranced in the moment that they don't always anticipate the after-effects of travel. Like most things in life, there are pros and cons to traveling as well.

Where Can You Find The Best Job In The World?

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 06.06.2012 | Fifty

One of the rites of passage for boomers who came of age in the late 1960s or early 1970s was the six- or 12-month backpacking trip through an exotic l...

You Might Not Want To Go Here For Spring Break

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | College

AUSTIN, Texas -- A law enforcement agency in Texas has raised safety concerns and advised students on spring break to avoid Mexico. The Department of...

JD Schramm: In Kazakhstan, The Professor Becomes The Student

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Red Room

If doctors make the worst patients, what kind of students would a group of professors and administrators make? Twelve days in Kazakhstan revealed that we actually did pretty well as the recipients of experiential learning rather than the dispensers.

Your Foreign Language Skills Aren't Perfect? Lighten Up.

Lev Raphael | Posted 09.07.2011 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Nobody's going to test you over there. The key thing is, can you communicate?

Crime and Safety: Another Reason Why Americans Need to Travel Abroad

Lauren Quinn | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel
Lauren Quinn

There I was, in the capital of a poor country still bearing the wounds of civil war, filled with gypsies and beggars and busted-up sidewalks, and I was safer than in my American hometown.