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How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

by Stephane Alexandre /
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Mar 17, 2017 / 0 comments

Firstly, here is a haiku about packing:

No no no no no
No no no no no no no
No no no no no

This haiku conveniently translates into French by replacing every "no" with "non"

Every time I remember my time abroad in Chile, I find that I am discovering new things that I learned from my time abroad. Without further ado, here are my hard-earned facts about packing:

How to Pack for 6 Months Abroad

Studying Abroad in London: Weekend Trips You Should Take

by Heather Robinette /
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Mar 14, 2017 / 0 comments

Studying abroad in London was a life-changing experience, but it also gave me the opportunity to see more than just London. It is really easy to take a day trip or weekend trip out of the city. Luckily, my program provider, Academic Programs International, included several weekend and day trips. There are still manyplaces I wished I would have had time to check out, but it was a great experience!

Study Abroad Tips: How to Schedule Travels

by Stephane Alexandre /
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Mar 08, 2017 / 0 comments

I have not been in Chile for over two months, and I miss it more and more each day. The six months I spent in Chile were the busiest six months of my college experience. In six months, I visited four countries and about 15 different places and sights in Chile. I cannot begin to express how important self care self love is.

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Top 6 Places to Study Abroad

Studying abroad has perhaps become more important now than ever: as we are experiencing a big surge of harmful extremism and populism all around the globe, travelling and education go hand in hand to promote tolerance and a more open-minded state of mind.

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#StudyAbroadBecause it will introduce you to yourself

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)

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Studying whilst travelling: 5 top tips for juggling it all

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.

Pomaire: Clay, Horses, and Pottery

by Stephane Alexandre /
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Feb 18, 2017 / 0 comments

Pomaire is a small town west of Santiago that specializes in clay and pottery. It is one of the smallest towns we visited in Santiago, but it is packed with great sights to see and things to do! We arrived early in Pomaire after about an hour drive outside of the city. I looked around at the deep burgundy red dirt and immediately understood why the town was famous for its impressive clay and pottery. I grew up in a countryside town, so I felt right at home.

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Traveling on an Extremely Tight Budget with a Group

Travelling is always more fun with a group of friends. You have more people to share the amazing experience with and get support to ensure things go smoothly. But travelling with your friends can sometimes add to the costs, especially when you’re with more than just three people. So, how to keep the costs down when you’re already on a tight student budget? Here are a few tips to keep in mind.

The Right Hostel Makes A Difference

by Stephane Alexandre /
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Feb 03, 2017 / 0 comments

A few months ago, my friends and I went to Uruguay - and we had a blast! I have stayed in my fair share of hostels over the years, but the excitement of traveling always gets to me and I always forget these crucial steps when picking out and staying in a hostel or an airbnb.

Disclaimer: I vehemently prefer airbnbs

The Right Hostel Makes A Difference



by Stephane Alexandre /
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Jan 27, 2017 / 0 comments

Visiting Muelle de Las Armas, Chiloé