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#StudyAbroadBecause You Can't Afford Not To

American milliner Gina Mazzotta creates original, hand-made custom hats for women, men, and children. The brand was founded in 2012, when, after recognizing a lack of stylish, contemporary hat options, Gina was inspired to create her own. She studied with milliner Amy Hamilton and fell in love with the millinery process. Drawing from her background in visual merchandising and window design, she integrates runway fashion with chic, custom every day accessories in her explorative and innovative take on traditional hat forms.

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How to Set Up Your Own Online Shop While Traveling

If you are studying or teaching abroad for a prolonged period of time, you may find yourself looking for alternative sources of income. However, many visa programs do not allow students and teachers to work more than a certain number of hours per week. So, how can you supplement your finances so you can make the most of your time abroad? This is where setting up your own online shop comes in. It’s easy, instant and lets you sell items you no longer need or have collected during your travels.

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#StudyAbroadBecause We Learn, Grow, and Become Better Humans

Hello. I'm Marcelle. My first international trip was in my early twenties when I went to the USA to study abroad. Now, I've been to 15 countries (and counting) and love exploring new places. Study abroad is something that I believe everyone should do. And I'll tell you why. 
#StudyAbroadBecause We Learn, Grow, and Become Better Humans

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#StudyAbroadBecause Future You Will Love You

Becca Leigh La Creta loved studying abroad so much that she made it her career. She started in the Dominican Republic, continued her journey through Paris, and then moved to Korea to teach English before pursuing her master’s in international education. Her biggest regret?
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Best Ways to Make a Good Impression While Studying Abroad

Are you heading off for a stint studying abroad and wondering how you’ll find it? Having some nerves isn’t unusual. Moving to a new place is always going to be stressful: there might be distinct cultural differences you need to navigate, a different language to grapple with, or just new surroundings to settle into. The best thing to do is try to channel those feelings into making sure you make the most out of your opportunity.

#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World

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#StudyAbroadBecause A Globally Minded World is a Peaceful World
At a hostel, in the ballroom, with a room full of the most influential travel bloggers in today’s technological world. What can we accomplish? 



Studying Abroad in London: A Quick Look Around The Cotswolds

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Oct 10, 2017 / 0 comments

Thanks for checking out the next blog in my series on traveling outside of London during your time abroad! If you didn’t get a chance to start at the beginning, make sure you read my first post here.

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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.  

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Being an Introvert Abroad: 3 Tips for Survival

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.

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#StudyAbroadBecause You Can Explore New Horizons!

Eliza Wick is a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh with a major in the History of Art and Architecture and a minor in Museum Studies. She originally attended the University of Kentucky, but changed majors in the middle of her time there and other factors led her to transfer to Pitt. Eliza recently completed the London Field Studies Program with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Study Abroad and she is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History.