How to Set Up Your Own Online Shop While Traveling

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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.

All You Need to Know to Teach Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead

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“The word death is not pronounced in New York, Paris or in London,
because it burns the lips. The Mexican, in contrast, is familiar with death,
jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his
favorite toys and his most steadfast love.”
-Octavio Paz, The Labyrinth of Solitude, 1961. 

Scary! Best Halloween Travel, Recipes, Books, and More

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Scary! Best Halloween Travel, Recipes, Books, and More

Can't get enough Halloween goodness? I can't, either (or of those giant bags of candy we're supposed to hand out to trick or treaters...). I've gathered some great articles from our site and the sites of several of our editors - all great writers with spooky things to share.

7 Habits of a Happy Expat

Have you ever thought of what makes some expatriates happy and others not really?  After coaching many expatriate clients I came to realize that there are 7 factors that can impact the happiness level of an expat. I compiled those together and organized them into THE WINNING SEVEN™: 7 HABITS OF A HAPPY EXPAT:

7 Habits of a Happy Expat
 

Why you shouldn’t be afraid of going to a dentist in Bangkok

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Thailand’s dental clinics provide reliable, high-quality care that will banish the fear factor...

So - you’ve made the decision to teach abroad, have landed in Bangkok, and feel more than a little like Anna from the King of Siam. Even if you have travelled, especially to this part of the world, nothing can prepare you for actually living in a foreign destination, especially one that is culturally very much different from your own. 

#StudyAbroadBecause We Learn, Grow, and Become Better Humans

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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

When Your Child Joins The Peace Corps In Guatemala: How To Provide Support

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If your child has announced a desire to join the Peace Corps in Guatemala, it has probably weighed at least a little heavily on your mind. 

There are many risks, dangers, and unknowns that your child will face. As their parent, you are naturally worried for their health, safety, and overall well-being. It is easy to feel helpless, especially since they will be so far away and out of your reach. 

Florida Culture for the Week of October 28, 2017 By Josh Garrick

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Florida Culture for the Week of October 28, 2017  By Josh Garrick 

#StudyAbroadBecause Future You Will Love You

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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?

Cosplay is not just-play: One Ghostbuster's Story

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We're back with our favorite Ghostbuster, Anthony Snyder (read our Artist feature on him!). From early interests in Tales from the Crypt, Sam Raimi movies, dark humor, and pop culture with a nerdy twist, he's expanded into a creative, interesting, detailed cosplayer. Whether he's a Ghostbuster (raising money for charity) or Ash from the Evil Dead, Anthony is having fun - with the creativity, people, and events.

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