#StudyAbroadBecause It Is the Gateway to a Life Full of Passion and Inquiry

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Alex Berger is the author of (one of my favorite sites!) and specializes in travel advice, stories, photography, and videos. He is also an active researcher and focuses on the intersection between travel and technology.

#InternAbroadBecause ... Clarity doesn't come from a book

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Jenni Mahnaz is a writer and travels nomadically with her husband, Aaron. A passionate believer in our ability to create the world we live in, she runs the site as a chronicle of their journey, both physically and internally. Favorite countries include India, Nepal, and Belize.

#StudyAbroadBecause Global is the New Local

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Catherine Faris is from California, where she spent most of her professional life as a senior administrator at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is married to Brian Faris, a designer, general contractor, and avid cyclist. They have three adult children who live and work in California (two in management positions with international companies).

#StudyAbroadBecause You Create The Life You Live

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Jacqueline Cofield is a multidisciplinary arts consultant, cultural entrepreneur, educator, and filmmaker with 20+ years international exposure. Cofield has traveled to nearly 50 countries, resided in seven, and is trilingual. She earned Masters degrees from both the University of Southern California and The City College of New York, and a bachelor's from NYU's Tisch School of the Art.

Robert Burns: Inventing Tradition and Securing Memory Worldwide

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Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) is Scotland’s National Bard, but he is also one of the world’s most widely commemorated poets.

All the Broken Things

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Dec 02, 2014 / 0 comments

Have you ever read a book that grabbed you by the heart and never let go? Such is the case with All the Broken Things, a novel written by Canadian author Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer.

Falling Rock

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Nov 26, 2014 / 0 comments

Do you love to share history and culture with your kids through stories? Me, too (in fact, that's the way I love to learn!). We love to read about different cultures, people, times, events - these small things, put together, bring the world alive to us.

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Give Thanks for Diversity

This week marks the 15th anniversary of International Education Week. It is a time to celebrate international exchange, and promote cross-cultural understanding on a global scale. As more American students engage in study abroad trips, and foreign students continue seeking educational opportunities here in the U.S., our world is becoming more interconnected than ever before.

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Ichabod Crane’s Halloween Candy Cookies

When I mentioned the Legend of Sleepy Hollow to my children, I was greeted with blank stares.
“Sleepy what?” my 11 year-old asked.

Graduates in Wonderland

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Aug 04, 2014 / 0 comments

Rare are the books that get intercultural living; rarer still are the ones that are funny, interesting, and keep you reading with their honesty. One such remarkable book is Graduates in Wonderland: A Memoir of Friendship.