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#StudyAbroadBecause... You Deserve To See The World

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Katarina Klett is a third-year chemical engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh. At school, she works as a calculus tutor in the Math Assistance Center (MAC) and as a Peer Advisor for the Swanson School of Engineering. When not at the MAC or in the engineering building, she can be found in the Adipose Stem Cell Center, where Katarina worked as a Student Researcher since the summer following her freshman year.

Top 10 European Destinations to Visit in 2016!

Europe is blessed with such stunning natural landscapes and wonderful cities, that it’s impossible to travel and explore this vast continent in one go. The usual, bucket list European destinations like London, Paris and Rome are still popular, but are always getting jam-packed with tourists. Add the challenges of mass migration of refuges to European hinterlands, exploring the conventional, mainstream European Cities is certainly not among the most coveted travel experiences of Europe

Exploring Germany’s Old Salt Road

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Have you ever heard the expression, “Worth your weight in white gold?” If you have, you probably know that it doesn’t refer to rings or riches. Strange as it may seem, “white gold” was once a name for a common mineral most of use on a daily basis: table salt. 

Exploring Germany’s Old Salt Road

Around and Back: A Year and a Day on the Road

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The sun was shining when I stopped my motorbike by an old tractor in rural Norway. 15 years earlier, I had worked on a machine just like it for my brother-in-law and I was looking forward to telling him about it at the kitchen table one evening in the future. At the same moment I remembered what I had seen and tried in Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France and England. My travelogue was getting too long for me to tell it over a single cup of tea.

Educational Sites to See in London

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Named second on the list of the "World's Best Places to Visit" by U.S. News & World Report, London is an international hub for tourists looking for a destination filled with history and culture.

 

Educational sites to see in England

Ten Tips: How to Bike Through France

by Bert Maxwell / Nov 23, 2013 /
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Is it your dream to bike through France? It can be an incredible, life-changing experience – if you’ve got the right bike, and a good plan. There's nothing worse than trying something (bucket-list worthy) and failing. Consider self-guided cycling holidays in France.

An Unexpected Way to Travel Europe

by Lexa Pennington / Oct 24, 2013 /
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I’m always looking for unique ways to explore destinations I love. I remember reading a book in college (for fun, not for class), on cruising down the Seine on a houseboat. Now the drawback, as I remember, was dealing with the boat and all the details of living on it (cooking, showers, etc.).

Disneyland Paris Tips and Secrets

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Oct 23, 2013 /
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Disneyland Paris is a must-see if you’re a Disney fan (and who isn’t?). There are two parks at Disneyland ParisDisneyland Park, and Walt Disney Studios Park. You will want at least one day for each park. If you have more than two days, spend the extra day(s) at Disneyland Park.  You can get tickets to Disneyland Paris, which can include transportation from Paris, shuttles, and free-roaming between the two parks.

Wedged Between the Tectonic Plates: Snorkeling Under the Midnight Sun

by Austin Weihmiller / Jan 13, 2013 /
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It’s cold. Painfully cold. So cold, I begin to question the logic behind my thrill seeking madness. It’s these sort of crazy people that end up on the news, right? The headlines screaming American Found Frozen Between Tectonic Plates, Iceland. The water is only up to my ankles, and already, a string of eclectic language has escaped my lips. It’s now or never, though. The frozen body of a Hawaii teen was located in the chilly waters of Iceland… I double-check that my mask is on tight, dry suit valves are locked and closed.

A Teen’s Top Ten Things to do in Montenegro

by Anders Bruihler / Dec 16, 2012 /

During the three years I lived in Montenegro, I discovered great places and activities in this hidden Mediterranean country.  I’ve compiled the top ten things to do, from my teen perspective.  This list includes skiing in the mountains, climbing a castle on the coast, ascending to the top of a mountain, and zipping along a ropes course.  Most of these things I did several times, and all of them were very fun.  I hope you enjoy my top ten!

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