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What to Wear When Studying Abroad

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Jun 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Something most people don’t consider when making their packing list is what exactly they are going to pack. If you need help with a packing list, check out one I put together.  While you plan to pack 10 shirts, do you have an idea of what you plan to actually pack? 

What to Wear When Studying Abroad

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One Teacher's Summer Plan: Solo Travelling to Tel Aviv

When you’re a teacher, you spend the whole school year in the four corners of your classroom with your students. However, when it’s summer, you get the chance to temporarily leave that classroom and explore a new place. 

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The Play is the Star: Best Tips for Seeing Theatre in London

I will never forget the summer of '94. Working in London as the MSU Summer London Study Abroad Director, I packed as much theatre as I could into my time there. I danced onstage at Five Guys Named Moe, marveled at the chilling and realistic sound effects in Miss Saigon, bought countless tickets to Hot Shoe Shuffle, and went with my students to as many shows as we could pack in around classes and work. It was GLORIOUS.

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The Coolest Vacation Ever In Thailand

When my girlfriend’s birthday was approaching, I knew I had to outdo the extravaganza that I pulled off last year. This is why I decided to plan a trip to Phuket, Thailand

The Coolest Vacation Ever In Thailand

Through the Eyes of an Educator: In Search of Adventure

by Stacey Ebert /
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Jun 05, 2018 / 0 comments

Every day, students show up to learn. Whether they’re five years old in a traditional classroom or fifteen in a home school setting - or anywhere in between - there's curiosity, intrigue, and interest somewhere inside them waiting to be entertained and engaged. Some show up craving the excitement of learning, while others are there without any excitement, unless that necessary hook can grab their attention. Long ago, one of my favorite quotes grabbed my attention and hasn’t let go since.

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Frank N. Furter’s The Rocky Horror Show Guide to Stratford

Fun, unexpected experiences, and products align with Dr. Frank N. Furter’s character in Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show, now playing at the Avon Theatre. This experience is presented in conjunction with the Stratford Festival, which opened June 2.  

Frank N. Furter’s The Rocky Horror Show Guide to Stratford

Top Ten Tips for Integrating Buy Nothing Day into your Travels

by Dr. Jessie Voigts /
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Jun 03, 2018 / 4 comments

Have you heard of Buy Nothing Day? It's a day celebrated worldwide to protest consumerism. Here in the US, it's celebrated on Black Friday, probably the biggest shopping day of the year. Buy Nothing day started in 1992 in Vancouver - and now is celebrated by over 65 nations. There's even a hilarious Buy Nothing catalog of items you want for Christmas and already have.

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Do You Need An Esta Visa When Traveling To The US?

ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) is a not so well-known automated system that was built to determine eligibility for people traveling to the US under VWP (Visa Waiver Program). The system is straightforward but since not much is known about it, most people make assumptions that are incorrect. One of the assumptions is that everyone needs an ESTA approval. In reality, you only need this in some specific situations. 

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Top Ways to Immerse Yourself in Another Culture

The best parts of traveling internationally is not only seeing new sights but experiencing different cultures. You can learn how people live, work, and play all around the globe. These kinds of experiences inform how you look at the world, build your empathy and understanding, and help you to learn more about yourself, while you’re at it.

Expert shares Top 5 Tips to Avoid the Crowds in National Parks

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May 17, 2018 / 0 comments

Memorial Day Weekend starts the begining of summer - and all the attendant travel plans! Our own national parks are becoming more and more popular for travelers looking for lower costs and higher values - and all that natural beauty! How do you avoid the big crowds on holiday weekends?