Lauren Salisbury

Lauren Salisbury

Gap Year & Study Abroad Expert

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2 years 11 months

A California native, Lauren Salisbury has found the best way to get to know a region of the world is to live there, and with that in mind has worked in four countries, including the United States, Australia, Spain and Costa Rica. Lauren earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and is now living in the Costa Rican rainforest, working as Social Media & Marketing Manager for Outward Bound. Lauren documents her travel adventures on her blog

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Study abroad is an exciting time filled with opportunities for new experiences. Unfortunately, natural disasters like earthquakes can happen almost anywhere on earth, including while you're studying abroad. If you want to prepare in advance, here's how to stay safe while studying...
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If Berlin is your dream study abroad destination, get ready for a semester of culture, history -- and travel! Here are some of the best day and weekend trips you can plan while studying abroad in Berlin.
Every country and culture has their own unique holidays and festivals celebrated throughout the year. If you want to immerse yourself in the nuances of a destination, consider booking a trip to experience one of these holidays and festivals worth traveling for.
High school abroad doesn't always equal studying abroad! If you're ready to go overseas in high school but need a break from class, here are five great high school abroad experiences which get you outside the classroom.
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Classroom management is both an art and science. As a new teacher, you may worry about how to manage your classroom. Follow these helpful tips on classroom management to create a successful educational environment.
Teaching abroad in Spain is a popular and exciting experience! Most new teachers are unsure about how work and life balance during their time as a teacher, but this article answers all your top questions and concerns about teacher work culture in Spain.
Tokyo is a popular destination for students who study abroad in Asia. While there, consider planning these popular day and weekend trips to explore the whole country of Japan.
Need more games to play with your students as an ESL teacher abroad? Check out our brand new list, including Vocab Freeze Tag, Concentration, and Fruit Salad.

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Do it!! i took two elective Is it worth taking a class that won't count for academic credit? 09/18/2016
I studied abroad in Australia Should I study in Australia or New Zealand? 09/18/2016
Don't let homesickness stop How do you deal with homesickness? 09/18/2016
It's definitely possible! I What are the chances of me returning home with at least a little money after teaching in Spain for a year? 09/18/2016
I was able to save a lot Exactly how easy is it to save money teaching in Spain? 09/18/2016
I taught in Spain on a Can teach abroad for 6 months vs a year? 09/18/2016
Yes, you can definitely get If I plan to teach in Thailand, can I get certified in a different place? Like Prague? 09/18/2016
Hi Grayson! When I taught Do I have to speak the local language to teach English abroad? 09/18/2016
Hi Marly! The salary you earn What is the range of salary I will receive in this field? 09/18/2016
Hi Liana! I'd suggest you Should I get tesl vs tefl certified? 09/10/2016
Hi Ben! I'd recommend that Are there any specific accreditations that you should look for in an online TEFL course? 09/10/2016
This definitely depends on Is it easy for your parents to ship items or care packages? 09/10/2016
When I studied abroad in How many classes should I take abroad? 09/10/2016
Yes definitely! Sevilla is Are there places to get manicures, haircuts, etc., in Sevilla? 09/10/2016
Definitely look into programs Are there any graduate degree programs in environmental science in Latin America taught partially in English? 09/10/2016
When studying abroad less is Should I pack a lot or wait to buy clothes when I get there? 09/10/2016
For most study abroad Should I get on an international phone plan? 09/10/2016
France is great - I'd say you What is the best city to study abroad in France? 09/10/2016
France is great - I'd say you What is the best city to study abroad in France? 09/10/2016
I found that I was treated How do the locals treat American study abroad students? 09/10/2016
I definitely agree that going Would a 7 week summer program or a fall semester abroad be better? 09/10/2016
Many programs such as ones in Can an ESL Certificate holder teach abroad? 08/25/2016
Before you make the Is an on-site TEFL certification worth the money? 08/25/2016
South Korea is known to have Which country offers the highest payment for teaching overseas? 08/25/2016
This is because many schools How come jobs in the Middle East specifically request female / male teachers? 08/25/2016