study abroad

How to Avoid Jet Lag in 6 Simple Steps

Whether you’re planning a short distance trip or going around the world, time in an airplane can send your body clock out of whack. Many of the UVM Travel Study courses travel for a one-week or two-week period, taking students around the world. With a busy schedule of activities, field visits, and exotic adventures, it’s […]

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Voluntourism: Navigating Service Abroad

In the past two decades, a new kind of travel, voluntourism, has taken learning opportunities to the next level. With this service-based travel, travelers venture abroad to take part in service projects around the world. As with volunteering locally, engaging in community service requires a certain level of social awareness, which is only intensified when […]

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10+ Reasons to Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico

Studying in Oaxaca gave Bianca Rizzio the opportunity to travel abroad in college. Thanks to the UVM Oaxaca Semester Abroad program, Rizzio was able to travel during the spring semester of her junior year and develop her global perspective. Now a UVM senior, Rizzio looks back at her time in Oaxaca as one of the […]

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Trekking Across the Classroom – Traveling to Nepal

By Lee Ann Cox It only happens once. For those with a passion for Nepal, nothing compares to that first encounter with the majesty and the madness, the peace and the pollution, absorbing a world that contains both the heavily populated city of Kathmandu and the hidden Kingdom of Mustang. As a former Peace Corps […]

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Building a Better Future by Serving in the Peace Corps

Michael Guyer met his wife at a bus stop in Slovakia. “We were both running for the bus to Bratislava and it left without us, so we spent the next few hours sitting together talking at the bus stop,” says Guyer, a study abroad advisor at the University of Vermont. “That’s where it all started.” […]

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How to Earn College Credit When Studying Abroad

Study abroad offers incredible learning opportunities, but getting credit for your experience can be a challenge. Often, students wait until it’s too late to meet with an advisor, or they forget to think about how their credits will transfer toward their graduation requirements. College is a great time to travel and there are plenty of […]

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Oaxaca Study Abroad Program Demystifies the Stereotypes of Mexico

The first time Cynthia Belliveau visited Oaxaca in southern Mexico ten years ago, she was astounded to find a place so severely misunderstood by the United States. Much of U.S. policy and pop culture represents Mexico with ambivalence. On one hand, Mexico feeds Americans’ desires with its pristine beaches, comfort foods, spring break tourism and […]

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How Joining the Peace Corps Can Enrich and Change Your Life

When Sierra Poske shipped off to Azerbaijan for a two-year placement as a Peace Corps volunteer, she didn’t know what to expect.  As a college athlete and member of the women’s tennis team, she was prepared to work hard and see her goals through to the finish. But this time, the playing field would be […]

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How to Take Amazing Pictures While Traveling Abroad

By Emma Swift Over the past decade or so, I have been fortunate to travel widely, and though my technical skills have evolved, my fundamental approach toward photography has not. In reflecting upon the images that have left the most lasting impressions on me, here are some of my principles as I pound the pavement […]

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Why You Don’t Have to Travel Far for a Meaningful Experience

By Alessandra Capossela Want to study abroad but feel unsure about whether you’re ready to pack your bags for Timbuktu? Speaking from experience, you don’t have to go far to have an important study abroad experience. North American Travel You may not think that Mexico and Canada count as study abroad locations, but distances can […]

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