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Iceland’s Incredible Internships

Iceland possesses some of the most bewilderingly beautiful landscapes in the world, not to mention a wealth of internship opportunities. With a humble population of only 320,000 people, the capital city of Reykjavik houses about 120,000 inhabitants and is one of the few larger cities of Iceland. Known as one of the safest countries in the world, as the police are regarded with the same trust and respect as the Coast Guard!     Type...

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Finding Internships in Austin, Texas

Texas is the second most populous and the second largest of the 50 states in the United States of America. Though most of the state is politically conservative, the city of Austin is an artsy, student-populated, musically-happening, overall cool alternative-minded city.  Austin is also Texas’ capital city, as well as the eleventh largest city in the United States. As far as internships go, given it’s such a fast-growing city with a big ...

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Internships in Exceptional Estonia

On the banks of the Baltic Sea, lies Estonia, a country bordered by Russia, Latvia, and Sweden. Its population of 1.3 million makes it a relatively low population country, with 400,000 of the total population residing in the capital city of Tallinn, located in the northern region of Estonia. Though a former Soviet nation, Estonia has grown into its own right and its economy has garnered the nickname, “The Baltic Tiger.” Such rapid and successful ...

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10 Amazing Landscapes in California

California is one of the largest, and also most diverse states in the USA, both ethnically and topographically. California is home to the hottest place in the USA, some of the tallest mountains, tallest trees, and some of the most varied coastline available when traveling, studying, or working in this part of the world. The following are 15 of the most unbelievable landscapes in California:   1) Death Valley     Located in Eas...

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How To Find An Internship In Berlin

Let me guess, you stopped over in Berlin for a concert and you don’t want to leave? You already picked out your favorite cafés and where to spend Friday nights? For some strange reason, this graffiti-ridden town of concrete and techno beats has captured your heart. I don’t blame you. It has my heart too, along with millions of other foreigners.     Berlin is possibly the friendliest European city for foreign workers, due to its rel...

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The Traveller and The Ego

It is an inherent part of human nature to compare ourselves to others, be it our skills, experiences, or relationships. What this means for travelers, is that before, during and after your journeys, you will face several moments of comparison to others, potentially resulting in unnecessary pressure, discomfort and even major doubt that you are doing things ‘the right way’. It may be your hostel bunk mate exclaiming how cheap they got the room, le...

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Finding Internships in Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States, is a wildly popular place for the high-achieving to obtain an internship. Surprisingly, it’s not just for the politically-minded, either. Future lawyers, scientists, historians, finance professionals, and doctors are also likely to intern in Washington, D.C., in addition to future politicians.  In a city with so many political think tanks, non-profit organizations, law firms, and financial ...

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5 Places to Visit in Slovenia

What Slovenia lacks in size, it makes up for with an abundance of amazing places to visit within the Central European country’s tiny confines. From the whimsical fairytale capital of Ljubljana to medieval towns to Alpine beauty to climbing into earth’s belly and the sparkling waters of the Adriatic, Slovenia offers a potpourri of places and things to do, appealing to a broad spectrum of travelers.   For culture     Forget...

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India by Train: Purchasing Tickets

My first day in Kolkata, India, consisted of exiting a plane at the dingy international airport on one side of the city, hailing a cab to take us through the mess of disconnected streets and traffic that included everything from bikers to horse drawn carts to free-ranging cows, and wandering into the largest railway station in all of India. I had been here before. I knew what I was doing. We just needed to book a train north. Sounds easy enough, ...

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Marine Wildlife Volunteer: In Malaysia with Sea Turtles

When you were little and were asked the faithful question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” many of us started with generic answers such as policeman, fireman or veterinarian. I didn’t quite  know what I wanted to be, but when we took a family vacation to Palawan, Philippines, my life changed dramatically when I was introduced to the sea turtle conservation project that they were operating at the resort. The resident marine biologi...

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