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When I decided to teach English in South Korea as a public school teacher, I expected my first few months to be difficult as I settled in and experienced some degree of culture shock. What I went through, however, ended up being far from what I expected. I have learned during my...
What you need to know: Hijras are a marginalized LGBT society in India They consider themselves neither male nor female, but a "third sex" International volunteers are needed to promote their health and wellbeing From a Western standpoint, gender is usually thought of in two broa...
What you need to know: Organic farms are an easy and cheap way to volunteer abroad Great option to extend your stay after studying abroad Volunteering on an organic farm can be stressful Gardening, composting and organic living have become increasingly integral trends in a green-...
When it comes to living abroad, there are a number of topics that prospective travelers take special interest in. If you are a single traveler, inevitably, the opinions and advice of those who have traveled before you on the subjects of relationships and dating can be extremely i...
In 2010, only 2000 American high school students made the bold decision to study abroad. In contrast to the nearly 30,000 international high school students who spent a year or semester studying abroad in the United States, American high school students are not heading overseas i...
Studying abroad is increasingly popular, but people rarely discuss the dark side of leaving the comforts of your home country. Results of a recent survey show only 99.6% of students were happy with their study abroad experience. Why risk being a part of the .4% of people who don’...
Before I moved to Sydney, everyone said the same thing: “You’re going to fall in love.” A year removed from the end of a three-year, live-in relationship, I shook my head violently at the prediction. I knew many of them said such things because I was heading into my late 20s sing...
Today we would like to feature Lauren Martinez's Go Study Abroad Scholarship application essay. Lauren was recently awarded our Spring 2011 scholarship, and will soon by studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain! In her essay she shares some very valuable advice and information about w...
China is such a huge and socially diverse country that any attempt to generalize its social customs here would be folly. An acceptable custom in Shanghai may be completely offensive in Xian.
Living as a single woman in Vietnam definitely has its challenges. My first three months there were pretty lonely. Try as I might, I couldn’t seem to make any friends. In the US, I was used to being able to make friends easily, but in Vietnam, there was an invisible friendship ba...

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