Ireland – Fàilte! Study Abroad

To experience a unique culture and rich history, look no further than the Emerald Isle. The Republic of Ireland has a rich cultural history, with distinctive musical, linguistic, and religious traditions that have influenced Western culture for centuries. This nation offers much for seekers of knowledge to learn about, and for seekers of adventure to discover. Ireland has grown in…

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Why quality?

Quality

When I last checked, GoAbroad.com had 17,823 verified programs and 12,277 reviews. Abroad101.com had 27,200+ program reviews. The programs that are most visible are those paying big bucks for advertising. Indeed, study abroad has evolved into big business, and although many of us educators never liked or agreed with this, there’s nothing we can do to stop it. Even university…

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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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