travel abroad

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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World Cup Kicks Off a Global Education

When Travis Kiviranna first attended the World Cup 20 years ago, he had no idea the impact it would have on his life. What started as a casual trip to watch a game turned into a family tradition involving travel around the world. Now, Kiviranna, Operations Manager for Continuing and Distance Education at the University […]

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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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Reverse Culture Shock: Returning to the U.S. after Studying Abroad

By Anna Weber My return to my hometown was an emotional blur: familiar faces and places and foods, questions, answers, hugs, kisses. I forced myself to smile, tried not to bristle against that impossible question,”“How was Belgium?” This was the beginning of a spiral into reverse culture shock that would last me a year. Like […]

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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Abroad – 7 Tips

World travel lends incredible exposure to new ideas, diverse cultures, and beautiful places. But for the unprepared, an unexpected stomach bug can leave you feeling vulnerable. You probably know not to trust water quality and that you need to wash or peel your fruits and veggies, but that’s really just the basics. Visiting the travel […]

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5 Fun (and Free) Things to Do When You Visit London

By Sarah Reid London has the reputation for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, but over the past few summers working as a teaching assistant for The London Stage study abroad program, I’ve found a number of fun, free things to do in the city. Here’s my list of top five free things […]

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