#StudyAbroadBecause...you learn a lot when you’re lost!

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Maria Castello is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, where she studied English writing and literature. During her time in college, she spent a semester studying in London, where she interned with a small publishing company. She loved her study abroad experience so much she is now planning to attend graduate school and pursue a career in international education. She loves classic novels, tortoiseshell cats, and green tea, and is currently learning to speak Italian.  

The Teaching Brain: Changing the Field of Education

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 05, 2017 /
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Never ever ever ever do you, as a teacher, want to stop learning. It influences the newness of your approach, which influences the receptivity of your students and makes them as excited as you are.

Being an Introvert Abroad: 3 Tips for Survival

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An introvert is a shy, reticent person. I did not readily accept my fate as an introvert until I went abroad. I knew I often needed time away from the crowd to recharge, but I thought everyone did that. My freshman year of college, I was explaining this to a friend (an extrovert, oy) and she said “Oh. You’re an introvert, Steph.”


Is that bad? Is there medication for it?

“It’s all goood,” she said loudly, a typical extrovert answer.

Love Tokyo's Otaku Culture? Read this

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Do you love cosplay, manga, anime, fandom memorabilia, and toys? Perhaps the center of your fandom universe lies in Tokyo, Japan. If so, you probably identify as Otaku. If you are otaku, or can relate to it, then I have the book for you! If you aren't into otaku culture yet, you soon will be, after reading Tokyo Geek's Guide: Manga, Anime, Gaming, Cosplay, Toys, Idols, & More, by Gianni Simone. Be forewarned: I LOVE THIS BOOK.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Expanding Our Idea of School

by Stacey Ebert / Oct 03, 2017 /

It’s begun. In the northern hemisphere, it’s the start of autumn and more than a month of traditional schooling is underway. In the southern hemisphere, it’s officially spring and for some, the traditional school year is one quarter from its close. Regardless of location, a lot of the world’s students are in the midst of the official learning process. What about all that goes on outside of that traditional schooling scenario? What else actually transpires amidst that process that the quantitative testing of the data centered educational universe misses?

Artist of the Month: Anthony Snyder

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 02, 2017 /
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A ghostbuster, pop culture fanatic, and an artist - obviously I wanted to feature him.

So we met up in a corner of a Barnes and Noble, sadly not over coffee, and listened and talked about his many passions, learning very quickly how interesting he is. Now, you don't have to meet up with him to learn this, as I think his art shows it just as well. 

Top 10 Tips For a Comfortable Thai Train Experience

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There are numerous ways to travel across Thailand, some cheaper than others. The train is my favorite. It is cheap, much faster than a car, and fun. For no more than a few dollars, you can travel across hundreds of kilometers and arrive at your destination - Phuket, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, or whatever city you wish to explore. 

Sabbatical Homes Listings: UK

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Title: London River View Tate Modern
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Sep. 29, 2017
Direct Link: http://www.AcademicHomes.com/view_home/12321
Best location in London, overlooking Thames River next to Tate Modern museum and Blackfriars Rail/Tube Station. The view from the living areas is across the river to St Paul's Cathedral. The Southbank Thames River path is outside the door, easy walking dis...

Sabbatical Homes Listings: Italy

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Title: Lovely small penthouse with wonderful wiev
Location: Venezia, Italy
Date Posted: May 6, 2014
Direct Link: http://www.AcademicHomes.com/view_home/10883
Lovely small penthouse at the 4th floor (with elevator up to the 3rd floor), with terrace and wonderful view, ideal for a single person or a couple.

The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy

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Whether you're already a regular at The Way Station, want to plan a pilgrimage there, or are interested in bringing your fandom into your life via interesting, clever, and delicious cocktails, I've got the book for you. 

The Cocktail Guide to the Galaxy