Czech Republic Study Abroad

The Czech Republic is one of the most stable and prosperous post-Communist states in Central and Eastern Europe, although this wasn’t always the case. When former Czechoslovakia fell under Soviet rule, there was harsh repression, until the “Velvet Divorce” in 1993. Velvet means “peaceful” and divorce signifies its transition into two countries, when Czechoslovakia became the Czech Republic and Slovakia.…

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Ten Study Abroad Tips for Chile

When I decided to teach English abroad, there was not one particular location in mind. Quite frankly, my only requirement was to relocate to a tropical Spanish-speaking country. After almost a year of researching online in a time where teaching English abroad was not as common as it is today, I finally found a program that was a good fit.…

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Pros and Cons of Studying Abroad for Graduate Students

You have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad, yet you aren’t sure whether or not this is a good option for you. After searching for that perfect program, there are a number of variables in studying overseas you should consider as a graduate student before packing your bags. For instance, should you travel to a country that speaks a different…

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The Areas of Spain

Spain is the third leading destination for U.S. students studying abroad (Open Doors 2014 Report, IIE). In 2012/2013 alone, 26,281 U.S. students studied abroad in Spain. To put this number in perspective, it’s nearly the same as the student population of Virginia Tech or the University of Illinois at Chicago. Students study abroad all over Spain. There are seventeen different…

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Study Abroad Internships and all the Rave

In addition to studying abroad, students may choose to intern abroad for academic credit. More universities are approving international internships, in addition to domestic ones, and some are even offering academic credit for volunteer experiences and service learning. There is a broad range of options from working full-time or part-time while taking regular courses abroad. If you are required to…

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One Traveler’s Love Affair (Poesy)

Trevi fountain in Rome

Arriverderci, Roma! Bella Roma, I am writing this letter to say farewell. I must break up with you. I will miss you, but you are a cruel and fickle mistress. You see, I have found another. Ah, dearest Roma. You are so splendid and gorgeous, with your Coliseum, Forum, and Trevi Fountain. I am a mere college instructor, who brings…

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