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Updated January 15th, 2016 . Interning abroad has undeniable benefits. Work experience in an international setting stands out on your resume and gives you a definite boost in the job market. An internship abroad is also a great way to meet locals, immerse yourself in the culture,...
The benefits of studying and understanding history are not always obvious. How, for example, can knowing the intimate details of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh help you find a job today? Sometimes it may seem like there is little to relate to, but understanding history helps us to...
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: 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...
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...
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...
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.
Deciding where to study abroad is either an easy decision or a hard one. Some students have a very clear vision of where they want to go and what they want to study, while other students remain open to different locations and experiences. Not knowing where you want to study...
In a recent study abroad exit poll conducted by International Studies Abroad (ISA) , 9 out of 10 students wished they had been able to study abroad longer, and now have a strong desire to travel again. Why then, do only 2% of university students in the United States take their...

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