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Teach Abroad in Myanmar

If you want to make an impact in a country’s overall advancement, especially within education, teaching in Myanmar is right for you. What you will experience is a beautiful, spiritual place colored by vibrant diversity and history, stuck between what was, and what is, a nation in extreme transition.     MYANMAR OR BURMA? This seems to be a touchy, somewhat sensitive topic. In short, saying Myanmar is okay. The word Myanmar in the B...

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Intern Abroad in India

India is a roller coaster of a nation that will take you on a wild ride of extremes from the moment you strap in and touch down. Vibrant, intense, and full of spice, India is in your face and will stay with you long after you are gone. It is also one of the fastest growing and largest economies in the world. If you are looking to break into a new industry or need some important experience to improve your marketability to future employers, th...

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A Practical Guide to Moving Abroad

Moving to a new country can be a daunting task. There are so many things to think about and to do before you set foot on an airplane. Preparation for moving abroad starts from the moment you decide you want to go abroad and continues up until moving day. From trying to figure out what to do with all your belongings to figuring out visa requirements, there is a lot to do. Where do you start? Here is a practical guide to help get you started o...

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Volunteer Abroad in Mongolia

Mongolia is one of the most picturesque places on Earth, and you could have the opportunity to live and volunteer in this breathtaking country. This vast land is filled with striking mountains, unending plateaus, sand dunes, and even permanent glaciers. The Gobi Desert is partially located in Mongolia and the terrain from steppe to mountain top is filled with interesting flora and fauna. Whether you choose to stay in the growing capital...

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Teach Abroad in Brazil

Host of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Brazil (Brasil) is a growing economic powerhouse. As largest country in South America, Brazil is known for its wild and colorful Carnival, breathtaking beaches, and awe-inspiring waterfalls. Brazil is a diverse land that holds everything from sprawling metropolitan cities to untouched jungles. The locals are known for their hospitality and extroverted friendliness, so you will never be among strangers. If you...

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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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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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