#StudyAbroadBecause it will introduce you to yourself

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Rebecca Schuman, Ph.D., is the author of the comic memoir Schadenfreude, A Love Story: Me, the Germans, and 20 Years of Attempted Transformations, Awkward Miscommunications, and Humiliating Situations That Only They Have Words For. She studied abroad in: Germany (1995, 1997); Czech Republic (2004, 2006); Austria (2008)

Stepping Back Through Chalcedon: Kadiköy Walk Audio Tour, Istanbul, Turkey

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Our friend Lisa Morrow, a long term resident of Istanbul, used VoiceMap to create an audio tour of Kadikoy, tracing back though the history of this once multicultural neighbourhood on the Asian side of the city. Kadiköy is where she regularly shops, walks, and socialises, so researching and writing about its forgotten secrets in order to produce a tour sharing her discoveries was an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Four Productive Ways for Teachers to Unwind During their Downtime

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Teaching is often cited as one of the most stressful jobs around, and it's not hard to imagine why. High expectations from administrators and constantly changing legislation combined with long hours and relatively low pay come with the territory. 

Four Productive Ways for Teachers to Unwind During their Downtime

However, teaching is a highly rewarding field with plenty of perks, such as extended holidays and summers off.

Potato, Prawn, and Lime Soup From The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs

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Irish cooking - it's incredibly delicious. This month and next, we've got several recipes to share from The New Irish Table: Recipes from Ireland’s Top Chefs. Be sure to read our interview with editor Leslie Conron Carola - and then check back for more great recipes!

Studying whilst travelling: 5 top tips for juggling it all

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You’ve caught the travel bug and you’re itching to start exploring all the hidden gems and wonders of the world.

But according to your guidance counsellor and parents, that means you’re going to have to give up on your dreams of going to uni, right?

The good news is, they’re totally wrong.

Taking a Fashion Tour of Berlin

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Berlin is a fashion city like no other. It produces a myriad of everything from stylish but casual daywear, high tech fabrics, avant-garde designer dresses, and cutting edge work wear. Germany is the richest economy in the EU, and new enthusiasm from its consumers in its major cities reflects this. The fashion business is blooming in Berlin. It's time to go and catch the heady scent of success.

12 Top Tips for Booking a Cheap Flight

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My travel motto? The more you save, the more you can travel. But where to start, when looking for options for budget travel? Whether you’re headed to Paris or somewhere closer to home (I am always looking to visit my brother in Seattle), the more you save, the more you can travel. (Sense an echo here? Ask my family. They hear it all the time!)

But there is SO much to search and do to find the prices you can afford.

Revolutionary Ride: On the Road in Search of the Real Iran

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Note: Revolutionary Ride is Lois Pryce's third book, about her travels in Iran.

3 Things That Hold You Back from a Happier Re-entry

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You’re (going) home after an amazing experience abroad. You probably feeling sad, conflicted, and maybe even a little lost.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…there are ways to make re-entry a happier experience.

It's true! Just today, one of my tribe members told me that they now feel "more positive and excited about the whole re-entry process!” I love hearing that! 

Scottish Musician Sarah-Jane Summers Shares the Best of Inverness

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Scottish Musician Sarah-Jane Summers Shares the Best of Inverness. Sarah-Jane Summers is a fiddle player, composer, and educator whose love for music and teaching have taken her from fiddle camps in Colorado to concerts at the Celtic Connections Festival in Glasgow to tutoring students in Norway.