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#StudyAbroadBecause it will be one of the most transformative and enlightening experiences you will ever have

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David Wienir is the author of Amsterdam Exposed: An American’s Journey into the Red Light District, released in May 2018 with De Wallen Press in paperback, e-book, and audiobook formats. David is a business affairs executive at United Talent Agency and entertainment law instructor at UCLA Extension. Before UTA, he practiced law at two of the top entertainment law firms where he represented clients such as Steven Spielberg and Madonna.

5 Surprising Czech Christmas Celebrations

by Culinary Spelunker / Dec 25, 2018 /
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Cookies. Carp. More cookies. A side of potato salad.

While many Christmas festivities in Czechia are similar to those in other parts of Europe, this nation of just under 11 million has some unusual – and noteworthy – holiday traditions all their own.

A little Czech history

Admittedly, Czechia, a country circled by Germany, Poland, Slovakia and Austria, is known more for its culture and history, than cuisine.

A Joyful, Colorful Show with Cirque Dreams Holidaze

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We didn’t know exactly what to expect when we walked into our favourite place, Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University. We talked about all of the possibilities while walking in, but knew it would be centered around getting us into the holiday spirit, hence the name: Cirque Dreams Holidaze.

December: A Time for Reflection, Community, Solitude, and Music

by Kerry Dexter / Dec 17, 2018 /
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December: it is a time of darkness and light, star-filled nights and bright celebrations.

As the calendar of the year begins to turn, December is a time of reflection.

As winter sets in, December is also a time for community, and for solitude. 

See how the work of these musicians encourages you to reflect on all these things...

December: A Time for Reflection, Community, Solitude, and Music

#StudyAbroadBecause It's A Great Possibility

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My name is Lea, and I was a foreign exchange student in high school at the age of 16. I was born in Central Europe, where I have spent the majority of my life. I have a blog, where I talk about many things, but also about student life and my exchange year. In case you would like to know more about my experience, besides this interview, you can find some of my posts on this topic on StudyHealthy.org

#VolunteerAbroadBecause You Can Learn From Locals

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Note: This interview is part of a series from Learning Service.

 

Emily is a Registered Nurse with extensive experience volunteering abroad. She believes that travel can change the world for the better—if we do it right—and she's passionate about helping people find ways to give back to the communities they visit.

Lost Railways from Around the World: Listowel & Ballybunion Railway

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Note: This is an excerpt from a fantastic new book by Anthony Lambert, called Lost Railways from Around the World. We love it so!
 
An excerpt on a special Irish railway, from Lost Railways from Around the World: Listowel & Ballybunion Railway
 

Things I Never Knew About Volunteering Abroad

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I stumbled onto volunteering abroad by accident when a friend recommended it to me. I had never considered it beforehand. So I entered the world of volunteering with very little information and learnt that there’s only so much research you can do. 

Things I Never Knew About Volunteering Abroad

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Every ending is a new beginning

by Stacey Ebert / Dec 03, 2018 /
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It’s December. The last month of the last quarter of 2018 is here, and the holiday season is upon us. Much of the country is littered in cold and snowy weather, many people are rushing out to purchase gifts to show their gratitude, and resolutions are in process for 2019’s arrival. It’s the time of year where endings and beginnings mesh together—and often the lines between the two blur. 

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Every ending is a new beginning

#VolunteerAbroadBecause It Will Shape You

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Note: This interview is part of a series from Learning Service.

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