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Top 10 Safety Tips for Traveling Abroad

It's important to stay safe with travel safety tips no matter where you are heading around the world. Not only is exploring a new area intimidating, but it can also mean that you're not used to your surroundings. Whether you're on a trip to work as a volunteer or you are a student or even if you are just taking an extended vacation, being smart about where you go and who you trust while traveling, you can have an all-around good time.

When you choose to travel international to a new or unfamiliar country, oftentimes there will be international travel tips for safety posted everywhere you turn. Keep these tips in mind when it comes time to take off and head to your new home or vacation spot. 

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10 International Scholarships For Middle Eastern Students to Study Abroad

Attending university will always be expensive, and that goes doubly so if you're looking to study in the UK. However, help is at hand. There's a lot of scholarships you can apply for, and with a little bit of effort you can help boost your bank account before you go. These ten scholarships are all provided commercially, rather than through universi...
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7 Benefits of Volunteering While Studying Abroad

You accept a huge challenge when you decide to study abroad. The environment is completely new to you. You have to meet new people, make friends, and start getting around the city like a natural. Let's not forget the studying. You're part of an entirely different educational system. The program is not necessarily harder than the one you faced back home, but the differences are confusing.

Why would you choose to volunteer on top of all this? Wouldn't the additional workload be too much? On the contrary. A volunteering opportunity will broaden your perspectives. It will make you a more aware individual. You'll get tons of benefits if you decide to volunteer while studying abroad. We'll list 7 of them. 

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20 Easy Ways to Earn Money from Your Creativity while Abroad

Traveling to another country is an exciting and rewarding experience. If you are an international student or a volunteer, you have a great opportunity to explore a different culture, learn new things, and meet interesting people.

The most important thing that worries most young people who go abroad to study or volunteer is finances. Unfortunately, the pleasure of being abroad is an expensive one, and one has to pay for food, drinks, accommodation, leisure, and numerous other expenses.

In this article, we are going to look at 20 ways to earn money for international students, volunteers and other people who need an extra income in a foreign country.

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Can You Teach an Old Traveling Dog New Tricks?

When you're young, free and foot-loose it's a very appealing - and simple - matter to head off (maybe on a planned gap year break) or simply to head off wherever and follow your travelling instincts.I know - when I was in my early 20s my brother and I drove my old Morris Minor estate "wagon" from south London to Greece to hang out, see places and eventually I was to return with my then girlfriend and her belongings. She'd been living with an aunt near Athens...... but that's another story.

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The Best Countries to Study Masonry Abroad

Although studying masonry abroad may be something to consider, be sure to speak to a professional masonry contractor here in the U.S. if you need masonry work handled before you are finished with your studies. You may even be able to find a quality masonry contractor who could use your skill to work as an assistant for the company learning the trade during your studies. Licensed masonry contractors are in great demand worldwide, so be sure to take your time to carefully select where you will best learn the trade so you can ensure a secure future in your chosen field of expertise.

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12 Practical Language Learning Tips for Travelers

Learning a foreign language is both satisfying and useful, but most of us don't have the will to put in the necessary time and effort. Even when you know you are going to be travelling to a country whose language you don't understand, the idea of memorizing a few words or phrases enters your mind just days before the actual trip. Needless to say, you go there unprepared, which is a shame, because even a basic knowledge of the language can make your stay a more pleasant. Plus, you will feel more at ease, knowing that you can establish a conversation with the locals.

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The Ultimate Guide to Combine Work and Study Living Abroad

Working while studying may seem impossible at just the mention of it. Aside from this, most people would wonder why one would even consider juggling both. It even gets complicated when you're studying abroad. Even so, circumstances may force people to work while still studying, perhaps to cover their tuition fees or even living expenses. Whatever the case, juggling both is possible as we are going to discuss in this article. Thousands have made it regardless of their geographical location and so can you.

The following is a guide on how to combine work and study while living abroad.

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6 Tips to Choose the Right Course for Study Abroad

 When you're studying abroad, there are lots of things to be careful about. You're careful who you hang out with, you're trying to see as many sights as possible and learn as much as possible while you're there. You have to become the master of budgeting, too. Before you get to those worries, you have a more important one on your mind: what program do you choose? There are few things to consider:

  • Does that course fit into your vision for the future?
  • Will it be useful in the country where you intend to work?
  • Will it be fun?
  • And, finally: is it the right choice for you?
  • We'll give you 6 simple tips that help you choose the right course for your studies abroad.
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The World is Your Oyster - Where Do You Start?

Travel has never been easier or more accessible, but for those of us in the grips of wanderlust, it can be difficult to even know where to begin. There are so many choices and options, it can seem overwhelming - and choosing a travel option that really suits you can be tricky. 

Regardless of whether you're an experienced and world-wise traveller, or setting off on your first global adventure, choosing your next travel experience will require some time and thought. The factors that will influence this decision will be different for everyone, and will inevitably require some careful consideration. 

There are all kinds of things you'll need to think about, from your budget to how much time (if any) you'll need to take off work, and it can be easy to get lost in the complexity of it all. However, making the right travel choice doesn't need to be a stressful or frustrating experience - in fact it can be quite enjoyable. Simply taking a logical and mindful approach can help you identify the perfect travel experience for you.

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