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#VolunteerAbroadBecause Changing Lives Changed Mine

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My name is Josh Moshenberg, and I'm a 17 year old photographer from Toronto. I have been in love with three things since I was very young: photography, travel, and helping the world. The journey to Kenya I just embarked on was an amazing mix of all three of those things. 

Alexander Hamilton Papers Now Online at the Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress has put the papers of Alexander Hamilton online for the first time in their original format. 

Count Uses Sheep to Snag Wine Lovers

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Next time you’re searching for a unique white wine, uncork a bottle of Saladini Pilastri Pecorino white wine. Is the name of the Italian, family-owned winery a challenge?  No problem.  Just ask for wine with sheep on the label.

Saladini Pilastri Pecorino white wine. From Count Uses Sheep to Snag Wine Lovers

The Case of the Fire Chicken (and other hilarious foreign language follies!)

by megan lee / Aug 22, 2017 /
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As cliche as it may sound, some things really do get lost in translation.
 

Three Feet or So: Music and Creating Positive Change in the World

by Kerry Dexter / Aug 21, 2017 /
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Unsettling times, times of uncertainty, times of change -- these can bring about fear, and fear's twin, anger. Such times may bring about despair, frustration, discouragement. It is also possible, though, to live in such times with hope, and with courage. The music I offer you in this series of posts is meant to help with that. Careful how you go, indeed. Take heart and take courage, and keep music as your good companion.

Why studying marketing is so hard - and important

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Strategic thinking, lots of hard work, and useful experience is what you should expect when you choose to study marketing. This is a major for those who are natural leaders, who are skilled in persuading people, and who have outgoing personalities. They also have to be competitive, outgoing, and creative to be able to succeed in this business after they graduate. 
 

Go! #StudyAbroadBecause New Adventures Await

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Jordan Johnson is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh, where she majored in Linguistics, and Communication and Rhetoric while studying Spanish and Arabic. She completed a six-week study abroad in San Jose, Costa Rica with the Center for Latin American Studies [CLAS], an internship with the Arts and Sciences Advising Center, and did research with the Linguistics department at Pitt.

#StudyAbroadBecause There Is No Better Time Than Now

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Katie McGovern grew up outside of the city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania and is currently a senior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Communication Science and Disorders, with a minor in French, certificates in African Studies and American Sign Language, and a concentration in Psychology. Katie plans to become a Speech Language Pathologist for a children’s hospital, while also being an advocate for the deaf community. Of course, Katie loves to travel and hopes to encourage everyone to travel, as well! 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Touring Home

by Stacey Ebert / Aug 07, 2017 /
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When out of town guests come to visit, do you make a list of suggested sights for them to see and recommended experiences in which they might wish to take part? Have you taken them around your neighborhood, town, city, or state, and thought, ‘I should spend more time being a tourist/traveler in my own city’? If we sit and think about it, we might remember those dioramas we created in our youth that included the weather, climate, and our town’s local establishments.

Falling in Love with the Lake District

by Janice Waugh / Jul 26, 2017 /
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The Lake District has a romantic past. William Wordsworth and the Lake Poets drew attention to this special area in the northwest corner of England...

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