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Study Abroad in South Africa

South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation and has more than enough diversity to have earned this nickname. With eleven official languages, countless unofficial dialects, and three capital cities, South Africa is an impressive country and a wonderful choice for those looking to study abroad. The complexity of local politics, the wealth of flora and fauna, as well as the fascinating growth of the arts and artistic expression all make So...
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Working Abroad in Australia

Australia is one of a handful of countries that truly encourages young people to spend time working overseas through their working holiday scheme. Those aged 18-30 can apply for a visa that allows them to work abroad in Australia at one job for six months before finding a second job. Some visas even qualify for a second year visa after completing a required three months of farm work. There are so many jobs for travelers and backpackers ...
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Language Study in Japan

The “Land of the Rising Sun”, Japan is an ancient culture and country that is just waiting to be explored. With some of the most powerful and extensive multinational businesses in the world, learning Japanese could be very useful to your future career prospects. Not only will you be able to visit fascinating temples, wander bustling metropolises, and even perhaps hike mountains, you will be able to make lifelong friends from around the world...
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Intern Abroad in China

With the largest population in the world and one of the largest economies, China is the ideal place to do an internship abroad. There are countless industries and opportunities that await you in this burgeoning country. You will be able to launch a career in any number of fields after completing an internship and you are pretty much guaranteed a head start over your competitors.  This is an especially great choice for an internship ...
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Yuri Khlystov
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Sunday, 29 June 2014 05:59
Cecilia Haynes
That's great!
Sunday, 29 June 2014 17:09
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Volunteering in Tanzania

Why Volunteering in Tanzania? Where can you find the warm welcome of complete strangers greeting you as friends as you pass by, the smiling faces of children walking down the street hand in hand with you, knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of others and meeting friends that will last a lifetime? Tanzania is that place, and as one of the safest countries in Africa, it is the perfect location to volunteer whether it is your ...
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Africa is an exciting and fast developing continent with vast potential and career prospects for those looking for Executive Jobs ... Read More
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Study Abroad in Italy

The diverse, beautiful, and historical country of Italy is the perfect place to study abroad. Between the sheer breadth of subjects to study and the enormous amount of delicious food to eat, why would you not travel to Italy? Imagine sitting in a café and watching the elegantly dressed locals pass by while you sip an espresso and then head off to a class on Italian architecture or the Italian Renaissance. As a student, you would have the free tim...
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Hey Cecilia, Thank for this great article. I've also read your South Africa post and I must say you have a great way of getting ... Read More
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Cecilia Haynes
Dear Ryan, I'm so glad you are enjoying my articles! Italy is a great country to visit and the major cities are fine for those wh... Read More
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How to Find a Homestay Abroad

As you research programs to spend some time studying or volunteering abroad, you’re likely to come across the option to do a homestay. Many organizations, particularly those that run study abroad programs, use homestays as the primary type of housing for participants. Before you sign up for a semester living in a stranger’s house, though, it’s important to know what you’re getting into.  So what exactly is a homestay, anyway?   How it w...
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Mushtaq Ahmed
Your site is awesome. Full of very useful tips. Thanks.
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How to get Student visa in the UK

So you want to study in the United Kingdom? Congratulations – you’ve chosen wisely! With its prestigious, centuries-old prep schools and some of the world’s most highly-ranked universities, the United Kingdom has long been a center for foreign students of all ages. While many schools and universities actively seek and encourage enrollment by students from other countries, the process isn’t quite as simple as paying tuition and buying a plane...
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Teach in South Korea

South Korea is a fascinating country, which is known for technology, food, and culture. If you are looking for a break from your life, a new career, or a possible beginning job after graduation, consider teaching English in South Korea. South Korean schools and education centers pay well because the value on education is very high. Since you are a teacher, you would be able to have plenty of vacation time in which to travel around the countr...
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Volunteer in Thailand

Thailand is a land of lumbering elephants, breathtaking beaches, dramatic temples, and towering mountains. With everything from glittering cities full of skyscrapers to rustic villages set amidst forests and rice paddies, Thailand has such a variety of sights to keep even the most well-traveled entertained. Volunteerism is a growing activity that gives globe trekkers and vacationers a chance to interact with the local community. You will get...
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A very nice article! Thanks for sharing!
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