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10 Essential Tips on How to Write a Convincing Scholarship Motivational Letter

If you are applying for a scholarship, you should know that your motivational letter is a crucial element. The letter should state why you need financial aid, how it will help you, and what impact is going to have on you. The key to getting the scholarship is being sincere.

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How to Survive Cultural Shock When Going Abroad

Out of the many challenges students face when they study abroad, cultural shock can definitely be one of these. If you are about to move abroad for studying, you may experience the so-called "cultural shock", an initial sense of disorientation due to the impact on the new cultural and social environment in which you moved. But don't worry, below you will find some tricks to overcome it!

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10 Things Expats Need to Know About the Weather and Wildlife in the US

Expats moving to the US from countries with mild climates might not be prepared for some of the severe weather conditions found in the States. They are also often unaccustomed to the local wildlife they may encounter in their new home.

So, who do you call or what do you do if you stumble across a bear in one of America's many national parks, or hear an earthquake warning? To reveal the answer, below are 10 things you need to know about the weather and wildlife in the US.

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How to Write an Effective CV for International Internship

Writing a CV is hard enough to get right as it is, let alone trying to write one for an internship that could be the other side of the world. Do these companies still look for the same aspects in a CV or are they completely different? What sort information do you need to include?

Don't worry, all will be explained. Here's everything you need to know about writing a CV for an international internship.

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The Challenges Students Face When They Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an exciting time in any student's life. You can head to a brand new country, and start picking up new skills and making friends for life. There's no better time to go than while you're studying. As a student abroad though, you are going to face some difficulties. Here's the challenges you'll face as a student abroad, and how you can tackle them.

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How Social Media Can Help You Save Money While Traveling

What would you do if you had a million dollars? Most of the people would quit their job and travel around the world because it is arguably the best experience one can have. If you have found this article, you share this position as well. Welcome, a fellow fan of travel, we are going to share some good tips on how to travel cheaper in this article.

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5 Things to Do When Preparing to Become an Exchange Student

More students than ever are reaping the benefits of studying abroad. Whether they're studying from a remote location, exchanging places with a student from another family, or simply taking international classes, a study abroad experience provides opportunities to learn about other cultures from a first-hand level. However, there are some things students should do to prepare for their big adventure. Follow these five tips before you start your time as an exchange student across the world.

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8 Travel Experiences Everyone Should Try

Travel is a broad church. It can involve everything from daytrips and weekends in the country, to full-blown globetrotting adventures. If you're one of the many people for whom wanderlust is a regular feeling, then narrowing down what kind of travel experience to try next can be a frustrating task. For those with a love of exploration, here are a few travel experiences that everyone should aim to try at least once.

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How to Enjoy a Sober Vacation at the Beach

If you're in addiction recovery, you may be concerned that a beach vacation is out of the question, but that simply isn't true. While many people see vacations as an opportunity to drink as much as they want, that isn't really what they're about. The true purpose of a vacation is to provide you with an opportunity to rest, reconnect, play, brainstorm, and rejuvenate. Don't think of sobriety as an end to having fun. Sobriety can enhance your vacation, and you'll see that you don't need drugs or alcohol to enjoy yourself.

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First Time Backpacking In Southeast Asia? Here's How To Survive!

The feeling of freedom that follows a backpacker's lifestyle is attractive to more and more people. People need a break, but at the same time, backpacking can sound overwhelming when traveling to destinations with a different lifestyle, customs, culture... In this article, I would cover actionable tips on how to overcome the fear of backpacking in the region that's probably one of the most popular destinations for backpackers.

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