How to Make Chinese Dumplings

by adriscoll / Sep 26, 2017 /
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Jiao zi (dumplings, 饺子) have been an integral part of Chinese culture for as long as anyone remembers.

#StudyAbroadBecause You Can Explore New Horizons!

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Eliza Wick is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a major in the History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Museum Studies. She originally attended the University of Kentucky, but changed majors in the middle of her time there and other factors led her to transfer to Pitt. Eliza recently completed the London Field Studies Program with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad and she is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

Costa Rica’s Motto, Pura Vida, Comes Through in Its Humble Dish, Gallo Pinto

by MyKidsEatSquid / Sep 25, 2017 /
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Our driver, Emilio, and our cultural guide, Antonio, kept glancing at their watches and speaking in quick, hushed Spanish as they navigated the packed streets of downtown San Jose. At first, I thought their thinly-masked concern has something to do with the swarms of subcompacts and mopeds zipping around the tour bus, but even as we cruised up the mountain highway, past lush coffee plantations, jungle river valleys, and mist-wrapped peaks, I could see their worry increase. When we got stuck behind a slow-moving farm truck, their stress became palpable. 

Florida Culture for the Week of September 24, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of September 24, 2017 By Josh Garrick 

#StudyAbroadBecause It Makes Your World Big

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Pamela Douglas Webster studied European history while traveling in nine different countries at the end of her college career. After working in private historical societies and nonprofits, she learned how to sail. She now lives on board a 34 foot sailboat with her husband and dog and cruises the Chesapeake Bay and eastern United States. She works and plays at pet-friendly travel and blogs about life on board with her dog at

Innovative Technologies Used to Educate Students in International Schools

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The Independent Schools Council (ISC) released a report saying that the demand for international schools in Asia has increased. There are about 1,003 English-medium international schools in Southeast Asia alone, taking in 371,500 students altogether. However, the most peculiar thing was observed when they conducted this research. It seems the demand is not just coming from expatriate families, but that the majority of it is coming from local families. 

Curva Peligrosa

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Let me tell you how much I love Curva Peligrosa, a new book by Lily Iona MacKenzie. Curva Peligrosa is by far my favorite fiction book I've read this year. It's at once magical, inspirational, educational, and supernatural.  

Curva Peligrosa - an author interview with Lily Iona MacKenzie

#StudyAbroadBecause You Build Your True Self

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My name is Mariah Robinson and I am a 21 year-old US university student completing my last two years of undergrad through study abroad programs around the world! I am enrolled at the University of Miami, Florida, but I have completed a Fulbright student program in the UK, spent semesters at universities in France and Australia, and am currently completing my degree in International Studies and Environmental Science at the Universidad de Belgrano in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

#StudyAbroadBecause You Get To Find Your True Self

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Olivia Darr is currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Communications. She’s also in the process of completing certificates in Global Studies, Community/Corporate Relations, and Nonprofit Management. Throughout her time at Pitt, she’s been lucky enough to participate in five study abroad programs, all of which have helped shape her into who she is today. 

Story of China Connects History to Present

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China: a place both ancient and modern, well known and unknown, distant, different: a powerful contemporary nation that is still little known and even less understood by most people in the west.