How to explore Australia independently - and on a budget

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Have you always wanted to travel around Australia, but are concerned about the high costs? You’re right to be worried - it is one of the most expensive places to travel, and tours are expensive. BUT! Never fear - we’ve got a slew of budget travel tips for you, so that you can explore Australia on your own terms, on your own schedule, on your own budget. YOU can pick the things you want to see, do, eat, and explore - and have the trip of a lifetime while doing so.

Visiting Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

by Asako Maruoka / Feb 07, 2018 /
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If you haven't wanted to visit Port Douglas before reading this, you surely will after. It's a tropical oasis just north of Cairns, on the northeast coast of Australia. It's the only place in the whole world with two World Heritage sites - the Great Barrier Reef (sigh) and the Daintree Rainforest.

Visiting Port Douglas, Queensland, Australia

Want to Study Abroad? Start Here!

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Study Abroad - it's our passion. Whether you direct enroll overseas, attend a program through your university or another, or learn abroad by volunteering, interning, and working overseas, you're one of the growing number of people who have garnered important international experience.

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Factors Influencing Lower College Grades

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While some students put their whole being into their studies, trying to write term papers or a thesis, make the most of their time to meet assignments deadlines, and perform their responsibilities as college club members, others may seek for the stuff to “brighten up” their life and relax. There is nothing wrong with enjoying your life and having a break from constant learning. However, it is important to understand that some things are incompatible with studying.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Nature’s Elements

by Stacey Ebert / Feb 06, 2018 /

I can still vaguely remember a few class trips from primary school in New York. I have sketchy images of a visit to Fire Island’s barrier beach, a stop at the national historic site of Sagamore Hill, and a cool trip to a rock museum. I remember being able to touch geodes, collect water samples, and visit historical spots. But mostly, I recall standing outside, being a part of nature and connecting with the land. It’s weird that those memories are still visible and still felt all those years later.

Florida Culture for the Week of February 3, 2018 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of February 3, 2018 By Josh Garrick 

Artist of the Month: Kaylon Khorsheed

by Lillie Forteau / Feb 01, 2018 /
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I cannot express how excited I am to present my art teacher, Kaylon Khorsheed, as our featured Artist of the Month. She has challenged me in ways that I didn't know I needed; she works through problems with my ceramics even when I am frustrated with a piece - and not just to talk me out of putting it in the slop bin. She makes sure to spend time with everyone in the class, helping them with their goals and projects.

The Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla

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Heading to Tokyo, or are is fascinated by this interesting, complex city? This is the book for you! Abby Denson's The Cool Tokyo Guide: Adventures in the City of Kawaii Fashion, Train Sushi, and Godzilla, is a fun, intriguing book - and one you can't put down. The easy to read comic book format lends itself well to this off-beat, upbeat tour of Tokyo.

#TeachAbroadBecause ... Every day will be a richer experience

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 30, 2018 /
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Currently an associate professor of English at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Patrick Foss has been a teacher in Japan for more than 20 years. He is the author of Across Tokyo, an ebook about an “urban hike” through one of the world’s most iconic cities. You can find it on Amazon here.

What Educators can learn from Technology and the Olympics

by Dr. Jessie Voigts / Jan 30, 2018 /
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Educators can learn quite a bit from the technology used during the Olympics. The Olympics – similar to a classroom? How can this be?