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How London's Olympic Games Brought Back East London

by Heather Robinette / Aug 08, 2016 /
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As the Rio Olympic Games get underway, I reminisce about the London Olympics just 4 short years ago. Although while studying abroad in London I missed seeing the Olympics by just a year, I was able to get a sneak peek during the summer of 2011 at the park during construction. Our group went on a walking tour and was able to see and learn about the construction. Being able to see it in person and then watch it a year later made it even more special. I can’t wait to revisit the area and see the transformation.

#StudyAbroadBecause without augments within

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Kyle Carey has lived in Alaska, New England, Cape Breton, Ireland, Scotland, and New York. From these experiences, she is forging music she calls Gaelic Americana, a mix that draws on music of the Appalachian south and wider American folk story as much as it does on musical traditions of Ireland and, especially, Scotland. 

#TeachAbroadBecause… you get to live, travel, and work in another country!

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Upon finishing her A-levels, Anna, an Austrian native, took a gap year as an Au Pair in France to improve her French and create new experiences. Currently, she is studying Cultural and Social Anthropology in Vienna. In Anna’s free time, she loves spending time with the scouts, cooking, yoga, and snowboarding. She hopes to continue traveling with plans to visit Asia and the U.S. soon! 

#TeachAbroadBecause ...it’s the best of all lifestyles!

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Jill Dobbe is an international educator and published author who writes about her experiences living and working in schools and countries around the world. 

Jill Dobbe. #TeachAbroadBecause ...it’s the best of all lifestyles!

Filmmaker Ken Feinberg’s Creative Studios of Atlanta Present Santa’s Boot Camp

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There’s a rift between Santa and his Elves: half of his toy production team are on strike just a few days before Christmas, and the holiday gifts are in jeopardy. Noticing the troubling behavior of a six adolescents in line to see a mall Santa in Atlanta, the real Saint Nick uses his magic to summon them to his toy factory in order to help save Christmas. After failing to engineer an escape, the kids ultimately realize the importance of doing good for each other, and launch a plan to bring Santa and his Elves back together just in time.

An Elephant for Education: The Human and Hope Association, Cambodia

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Between 1975 and 1979, an estimated two million people (a quarter of the population at the time) were killed in Cambodia through starvation, torture, execution, disease and overwork under the ruling of the Khmer Rouge. Intellectuals were targeted, and as a result, Cambodia lost most of their educated population. 

5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Summer Olympics in Rio

by Culinary Spelunker / Jul 25, 2016 /
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5 Ways to Get Your Kids Excited About the Summer Olympics in Rio

In just under two weeks, athletes from around the world will be marching into Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, carrying their nations’ flags.

#TeachAbroadBecause … it's life’s greatest lesson

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Marie is passionate about travel and languages. She is studying Translation, Interpretation, and Intercultural Management in Paris. She speaks French, Spanish, and English fluently and is currently learning Italian and Breton. Marie’s goal is to speak as many languages as possible, mostly learning them by travelling around the world. 

#StudyAbroadBecause... you'll regret missing the opportunity!

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My name is Daphne Duong and I am currently 23 years old. I studied at the University of California, Davis with a double major in Communications and Economics. The summer after I walked, I did a summer abroad in Paris studying Fashion Marketing. I currently work in tech PR and hope to one day go back abroad to get my MBA in international business!

#StudyAbroadBecause it will make you a better person

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Steve Moraco believes students should get to travel the world instead of sitting in lecture halls and going into debt. He founded the Abroad Academy to support, encourage, and inform students who want to travel. It works by equipping students with the skills, mindset, and resources they need to receive scholarships, garner social support, and practice persistence as they work toward their goals.

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