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China’s One-Child Policy From My Students with Siblings

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China has too many people. It’s no secret.

Playing Minecraft With Friends Across The World

by Anders Bruihler / Dec 31, 2012 /

When I lived in Montenegro, I used to play Minecraft with two of my friends.  It was a lot of fun for us.  When my family left Montenegro, I was sad that I wouldn’t be able to play with my friends anymore.  When I was in Chiang Mai, Thailand, for a week, I met two other traveling kids who played Minecraft, and I played with them when we could.  Recently, I decided to try to arrange a time for all of us to play over the Internet, to connect and have fun.

A Glimpse of Life Underwater

by shelbylewis / Dec 20, 2012 /
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Descending further down into the ocean, seeing the water enclose over the top of your head, is just a taste of what it is like to SCUBA dive.  Being under the ocean in a marine inhabited area is truly breath-taking.  When you’re ninety feet under the water, you forget all the worries and problems that you had on land, and completely check out.  The ocean is one big Zen.

Teaching English in Thailand: A Rewarding Challenge

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Teaching, in any sense of the profession, is not all apples and chocolate. It’s hard work. It doesn’t matter what subject or age you teach, or which country you teach in, it’s inevitable that your job will have negatives to go along with the positives.

Skyfall: The Adventures of 0012

by Emily Zumchak / Nov 15, 2012 /

This video was filmed in Corsica, France on the beautiful streets of Sartan.

Seven Key Strategies for Moving Abroad

by Karen McCann / Nov 14, 2012 /

You’ve hired the international movers, and are ready to embark on the grand adventure of moving abroad. However, there’s always a pulse-pounding moment when you stop to wonder if you’ve lost your mind. What have you gotten yourself into this time? How can you even hope to keep your mental equilibrium through the massive changes of an international move? What does it take to build a life that’s authentically your own in a country that isn’t?

 

Burn Baby Burn: Tavy and the Issue with Conservation in Madagascar

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The night is cool, the sun has just set, and the trees are swaying slightly in the wind. Every few minutes a truck drives by with a delivery: usually dropping off a load of tourists or a few dozen crates of beer. A few friends and I are sitting in the local bar eating fries, a rare treat for us, and drinking cokes. It’s just a normal night, until a fire starts on the other side of the hill. The smoke envelops the entire valley, and the fire lights up the remaining forest in an orange glow. The open air restaurant smells like smoke, and visibility is remarkably low.

Do You Need International Experience?

by Austin Weihmiller / Nov 02, 2012 /
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Gaining international experience is important in understanding different life styles, cultures, and helps you grasp a whole new perspective of the world around you. My first experience abroad came when I was eleven. My older brother Owen had just graduated from high school, and as a gift, my parents took the family to Europe for a month.

Mexico’s Day of the Dead, Dia de los Muertos

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Mexico’s Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, often gets confused with the American holiday that comes around the same time. While Halloween and Día de los Muertos share some connections, they aren’t synonymous.

The Adventures of Greenwich!

by Nadia Adusei-Boateng / Oct 29, 2012 /
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Whenever I go to Greenwich, I usually just go to the places of interest like Odeon cinema, Charlton shopping centre, or the O2. I never really thought to get off the bus and explore the places we drove past in the Greenwich area, until Tuesday. My friend Georgina and I decided to jump on the 486 bus going to North Greenwich and unravel the mystery of a place the bus always drives past before getting to North Greenwich (another name for it is the O2).

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