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6 Things to do in Quito, Ecuador

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Quito is a fantastic destination for an international internship or volunteer program abroad. Not only does World Endeavors have fantastic staff on the ground in Quito that organizes fun get-togethers, soccer matches, and other events for our participants, but Quito itself offers endless entertainment and opportunity to explore and immerse yourself in the culture. You […]...

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Paris Neighborhood Guide

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Paris, famously called the “City of Light,” is full of unique and beautiful neighborhoods, called arrondissements, that shine. While interning in Paris, you are going to want to seize every opportunity to explore some of these fascinating areas and their many hidden gems. We’ve compiled a guide to help you out in your exploration, so […]...

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Books to Read Before Visiting France

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France is one of the world’s most illustrious literary destinations, so it would only be appropriate to do some reading before (and during!) your experience in France. The following works, novels, and memoirs will take you on a journey throughout the history of Paris, from its radical social and cultural changes in the 19th century, […]...

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Top Things to do in Jaipur, India

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  India is a country full of beauty, color, and surprises, and Jaipur may just be one of this nation’s greatest gems. Located in the Rajasthan province in the Northwest, this fantastic location is the setting of World Endeavors’ internship and volunteer programs in India, and we promise it is for good reason. Jaipur was […]...

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What to Wear in India

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India is a unique destination, and is often regarded as a very conservative country when compared with Western locations such as the United States. The question that is on many travelers minds before they depart for an international internship or volunteer placement in India is often, “So what should I pack?” Don’t worry, we have […]...

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Why You Should Intern or Study Abroad in England

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England is an incredible location to visit, but an even better place for your international experience. Whether you are interning or studying abroad, you can never go wrong with a home base in London and the rest of England at your fingertips. While there is probably no explanation necessary, here are just a few fantastic […]...

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5 Books to Read While Interning or Studying in London

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As England is obviously the home of the English language, it is natural that some of the best English literature would arise in England or be inspired by it. There are countless novels, memoirs, and nonfiction works to choose from that will be a fantastic companion to you as you navigate your way around England. […]...

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Exploring Argentina

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Argentina is a massive country, and it would be nearly impossible to experience completely in only a few months—or even a few years. It is especially home to some of the most incredible sights that nature has to offer in South America, as well as some unforgettable cultural experiences that can be found outside the […]...

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Buenos Aires Neighborhood Guide

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This vibrant capital city is a fantastic place for anyone interested in volunteering, interning, or studying abroad, and each of its unique neighborhoods provide a fantastic backdrop to learn about Latin America history, language, and culture. Be sure to explore beyond your neighborhood and take in all that the city has to offer—every square inch […]...

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Unique Sports Found Around the World

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One thing that we love about the Olympic Games is that they bring many sports and athletes into the spotlight that are far less publicized and appreciated around the world. During the Olympics, we take a break from watching baseball, basketball, and football and focus our attention on activities like swimming, gymnastics, and track & […]...

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Lessons Learned from Travel and Athletics

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  Here at World Endeavors, we believe in the power of international learning experiences. In honor of this week’s opening of the 2016 Olympic Games, we wanted to bring to light a few ways that participating in sports and traveling can teach you similar lessons, in hopes that you will be able to practice those […]...

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Top 5 Weekend Trips from Prague

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While interning in the Czech Republic, chances are that you will find yourself searching for somewhere new to explore on the weekends, and we have a few ideas for how to solve your wanderlust.   Prague is a rather central location in Eastern Europe, just a train ride away from many other cities both within […]...

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5 Books to Read Before Visiting Europe

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Books have a way of transporting us to faraway lands, but they are also great tools when preparing for an experience abroad. They can provide fantastic context into the history and culture of a region, help you understand what the people are like and what you should expect, and even clue you in to what […]...

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Top 5 Things to do in Cuernavaca, Mexico

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Cuernavaca is the location of World Endeavors’ intern programs in Mexico, and a better location would be hard to come by. Just a short drive from Mexico City, this vibrant town is home to many fascinating attractions and plays host to many foreign students learning Spanish. Will you find yourself there next?   The Adventure […]...

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10 Useful Spanish Phrases for Interning Abroad

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Making the decision to intern, volunteer, or study abroad can be a daunting choice, especially if you have concerns about understanding and communicating in the local language. Because Spanish is widely studied as a second language in the United States and many European countries, choosing to go abroad to a Spanish-speaking country is a fantastic […]...

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A Brief Guide to Australian English

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Our goal at World Endeavors is to help you have an incredible, life-changing international experience. To do that, we do our best to prepare you with all the tools necessary to be successful in your internship placement. While Australia has no foreign language requirement, some interns may be confused upon arrival to learn that Australian […]...

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Why You Should Start Your Application to Intern in Australia

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The name “Australia” evokes images of wild outbacks, vast beaches and coral reefs, and shiny modern cities, with elements of both sophistication and ruggedness. It has established itself as a center of culture, commerce, and cuisine, and it may just be the perfect location for an international internship.   The language barrier won’t stop you. […]...

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What I Learned From 3 Months in Australia and New Zealand

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After graduating from college, a friend and I set out on a three-month backpacking trip through Australia and New Zealand. We truly knew very little about either country and were only equipped with travel guides and vague notions about what we might see and do on our adventures. And adventures they were! I could write […]...

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7 Tips on Saving Money for Travel

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1. Create a budget No surprises here – the first step in saving money for travel? Figuring out how much you need to save for travel. For how long are you planning to be abroad? Which country or continent are you wishing to explore? Are you a fancy hotel-seeker, a hostel-dweller, or are you camping wherever you can […]...

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Why You Should Intern Abroad in the Czech Republic with World Endeavors

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English-speaking placements Perhaps you don’t speak another language, and that’s okay! Or, maybe you simply want to focus on the actual internship aspect of the program rather than worrying about your language level. That’s fine, too! Either way, you’re looking for an English-speaking internship, and World Endeavors is here to help. Australia, England, and Ireland are great options, but if […]...

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Day Trips from Hamilton, New Zealand

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Auckland Home to roughly one-third of New Zealand’s totally population, Auckland is without a doubt the country’s largest and most modern city. No matter the traveler’s interests, they are sure to find plenty to keep them busy. History buffs will appreciate the many museums. They may also enjoy a quick ferry ride to historic Devonport, a quaint suburb […]...

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Hidden Gems of Paris

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Maybe you’ve visited Paris before and seen all the must-see attractions. Or, perhaps this is your first time to the City of Light, but you’ve seen the photos and want to find your own Paris alongside the millions of others that call the city home. Either way, you’re looking to avoid the major tourist hotspots, and that’s where […]...

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Day Trips from Quito, Ecuador

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Baños Have you ever swung off the edge of the world? Don’t worry– you’ll come swinging right back at the Casa del Sol in Baños, Ecuador. In addition to this great photo-op, this small town several hours south of Quito is home to waterfalls, hot springs, and beautiful markets; it is the perfect getaway for adventure- lovers, who […]...

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Australia’s Unique Wildlife

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Australia is a huge yet isolated continent filled with some of the most unique animals, birds, and other wildlife in the world. Squirrels, rabbits, deer, and foxes are not native to Australia – instead, you’ll find the spiky echidna, the duck-billed platypus, and the howling dingo. Australia has many nature reserves to protect these native species, but you […]...

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Where Should YOU Study Abroad This Summer?

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We can’t think of a better way to earn college credit than to earn those credits while studying abroad. Students’ schedules are busier than ever, and some required courses absolutely must be taken during a particular semester. For some, it’s nearly impossible to squeeze in a semester study abroad experience – so why not spend a summer abroad […]...

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WE’s Favorite Travel Movies

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Whether you have plans to go overseas or you want to travel while enjoying the comforts of your own living room, movies are a great inspiration to set out and explore the world. We took an office poll and compiled a list of our favorite travel and destination movies.   L’Auberge Espagnole (The Spanish Apartment) [Spain] A […]...

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Day Trips from Rabat

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Interns in Morocco have their whole first week to explore Rabat, so why not get out of the capital city and see what else the country has to offer for some of it? Here are World Endeavors’ top picks for a day away!   Tangier – 3 hours 40 minutes by train, 2 hours 30 minutes by […]...

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9 Things To Do In Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Sample Every Flavor of Empanadas If you enjoy pizza-rolls at home, you will love empanadas, which are a South American delicacy. Small, dough-wrapped pockets stuffed with meat, cheese, or other tasty fillings, each country has their own twist on this staple food, but Argentina’s version definitely takes the cake! Some restaurants like to get creative–be sure to try […]...

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FOCUS ON: Women’s Development

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Celebrating International Women’s Day! International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the many political, cultural, and economic achievements of women. In 1909, the first National Women’s Day was recognized across the United States. Today, celebrations extend globally as many countries recognize it as an official national holiday. Each year focuses on a new campaign, adapting to the growing […]...

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4 Reasons to Intern Abroad in Ecuador with World Endeavors

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You can learn or improve your Spanish language skills. The soft, clear accent prevalent throughout Ecuador makes the country an ideal place for all levels of Spanish speakers. The World Endeavors Intern in Ecuador programs includes 20 hours of language instruction in small-group setting. This is a great opportunity for beginners to become accustomed to the language and […]...

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Train Journeys Around the World

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We’re not terribly picky about how we travel, but perhaps our favorite way to get anywhere is by train. That’s why we’re so thoroughly enjoying this month’s #WEBookClub selection – The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux. Train journeys provide a wonderful way to catch a true glimpse into the country you are visiting, especially since […]...

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The Lake District — for Both Adventurers and Amblers

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  As fall departs, those traipsing around the globe during their international experiences are looking for adventure prior to the on-coming cold. Whether you’re hoping for a simple stroll through a beautiful landscape or looking to conquer one of nature’s wildest masterpieces, finding balance between these two extremes can sometimes be a difficult task. The […]...

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What You Gain from an International Internship

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  In today’s competitive job market, internships have become a necessary component to those seeking a degree or making a career change. What used to set young professionals apart is quickly becoming the norm. Choosing an international internship, rather than an internship in your home country, can help you stand out from the crowd. Potential […]...

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11 Favorite Books for Travel Inspiration

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One of the best ways to find travel inspiration is by reading a great travel book. Whether you’re planning to study, intern, or volunteer abroad, or simply looking to be mentally transported from your comfortable reading chair, travel novels and memoirs fill us with a sense of adventure and a healthy dose of wanderlust. The […]...

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NEW: Winter and Summer Study Sessions in Berlin!

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World Endeavors is beyond thrilled to announce additions to our Study in Germany program! Students can now choose to spend a winter or summer session at Freie Universität! These short-term study programs are fantastic opportunities for students who have a more rigorous course load at their home university and cannot fit a semester abroad into their […]...

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7 London Underground Stations Not To Be Missed

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It’s inevitable. Whether you’re interning, studying, or simply visiting London catching an underground train is an extremely likely event. Considered the oldest rapid transit system in the world, the London Underground (affectionately called the Tube) opened in 1863. It now consists of eleven different lines spanning over 250 miles and carrying nearly 1.3 billion passengers per […]...

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Spotlight On: Wildlife Conservation

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In honor of World Elephant Day, let’s take a moment to talk about the real benefits of volunteering for Wildlife Conservation projects abroad. According to the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, over 730 animal species have been declared extinct and another 6,200 are considered endangered or critically endangered worldwide. This may be due […]...

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The Votes Are In – 2015 Photo Contest Winners!

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As autumn fast approaches, we bid farewell to this year’s summer photo contest. Thanks to all of our participants who submitted photos. Here at World Endeavors, we are always thrilled to catch a glimpse of the adventures you are living abroad. Thank you for sharing with us. Without further adieu, the winners of our Summer […]...

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New Program: Intern in Morocco!

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We’re pleased to announce our newest program: Intern in Morocco! A country influenced by many cultures, Morocco is an excellent choice for those seeking unique internships abroad. Here you will find pieces of Arab, Berber, French, Jewish, and Spanish culture mixed into the food, the architecture, and the everyday lifestyle. Placements are based in Rabat, […]...

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New Program: Study in Germany

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World Endeavors is excited to announce our Study in Germany program! Students will study in Berlin at Freie Universität, a world-renowned research institution. Founded in 1948, the university is proud to offer over 100 programs across 15 broadly conceived departments. Participants will enroll in at least 3 credits of German language, along with their choice […]...

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New Program: Study in Israel

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We are happy to announce our first ever program in the Middle East: Study in Israel! This program will be located at the University of Haifa, the largest comprehensive research university in northern Israel. It is quickly establishing a reputation as a strong research institution in a variety of fields, with a focus on academic […]...

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FIVE THINGS TO DO IN: GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

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As Ecuador’s largest and most modern city, Guayaquil is bustling with life. Located where the Guayas River meets the Pacific Ocean, Guayaquil has established itself as a major trading port and financial center. In recent years, the city has undergone many exciting changes to attract tourists from Ecuador, South America, and beyond.  With a great […]...

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24 Hours in Cape Town

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Home to golden beaches, bountiful vineyards and diverse wildlife, Cape Town is one of South Africa’s greatest treasures. Visitors to this lively city will be able to enjoy a variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking to surfing to strolls on the city’s gorgeous coastline. Here is but a small sampling of the opportunities awaiting […]...

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New Program: Intern in South Africa

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We are thrilled to announce a new program in yet another new location: Intern in South Africa! Interns will be based in Cape Town, moments away from Table Mountain, beautiful beaches, and wine country. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast, interested in spending relaxing weekends on the coast, or yearning to learn more about the […]...

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It’s no secret that we are passionate about travel here at World Endeavors. Though we can’t always be jetting off to the next exciting place, we find that escaping into the pages of a well-loved novel can often satisfy our desire for adventure (for a little while, at least!). That’s why we are very excited […]...

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New Program: Study in Ecuador

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We are pleased to announce our newest study program in Guayaquil, Ecuador! Located at the Universidad Espiritu Santo, one of the top rated schools in Ecuador, students will have the opportunity to enroll in a wide range of courses including Spanish language and a variety of subjects in both English and Spanish. Students participating in […]...

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TOP FIVE THINGS TO DO IN: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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As one of the few cities that can rival the beauty of Paris, Prague is a cosmopolitan capital full of history that goes back a millennium.The city boasts the best beer in Europe and features towering medieval architecture. Here are our top five places to see to get the most spires and out of this enchanting city. 1. […]...

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World Endeavors Joins the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad Initiative

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As of May 19th, 2105, World Endeavors has joined the Institute of International Education’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to help more Americans to gain international experience through study abroad programs. This is one of more than 450 new commitments announced by IIE. IIE’s Generation Study Abroad seeks to mobilize resources and commitments with the goal of […]...

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Why You Should Make Interning Abroad a Priority

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Now more than ever, is it important to stand out during your job search, as employers are looking for more than just a strong academic background. The value of intercultural competency has greatly increased over the past few years, and international experience is one way to gain a leg up on the competition. An internship abroad […]...

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Top Five Things To Do In: Seville, Spain

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Just an hour east of Spain’s southwestern coast sits the city of Seville, the capital and largest city within the region of Andalusia. The city, situated along the River Guadalquivir, blends old and new with intricately designed architecture spanning centuries, lasting cultural traditions, and a thriving culinary scene. From the many museums to the must-see […]...

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Five Things To Do In: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, Argentina’s capital is a city filled with adventure. This metropolis has long piqued the interest of travelers from around the world. Buenos Aires boasts a rich history that is evident in each aspect of its urban life. From the European influenced architecture to the colorful bustling streets, […]...

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Summer Packing Guide

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Packing for your program abroad is likely to be one of two things: terribly exciting or just plain terrible. Often times the process can be a mixture of both, but deciding what to pack, how much to pack, and how to get it all into a couple bags is sure to bring about some frustration. […]...

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Study, Intern, or Volunteer: Which Program is Right for You?

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Today’s study abroad opportunities are limitless. In addition to conventional study abroad programs, students (and graduates!) now have the choice between a myriad of other program types as well. From internships to volunteer programs, students have the unique opportunity to find a program that directly caters to them. The question is – how do you […]...

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New Programs

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Over the past couple of months, we have had the pleasure of announcing the additions of many wonderful new programs. We are thrilled to be able to offer brand new destinations and programs around the world, and we cannot wait to hear stories from our participants’ adventures.  In case you missed any of our announcements, […]...

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New Programs: Intern in Prague, Czech Republic and Rome, Italy

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As we continue to expand our selection of programs and destinations, we’re thrilled to announce two brand new additions: Internships in Prague, Czech Republic and Rome, Italy. With both programs come new opportunities for students, recent graduates, and mid-career professionals. We couldn’t be more thrilled to offer these new programs, and the exciting adventures that await […]...

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New Program: Intern and Volunteer in Argentina

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We’re very excited to announce two new programs in a brand new location: Intern and Volunteer in Argentina! Both programs allow participants to fully experience Argentine culture in one of the country’s most exciting cities, Buenos Aires. Frequently referred to as the “Paris of South America,” Buenos Aires exhibits a perfect blend of European architecture […]...

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New Programs: Intern in Northern Ireland and Seville, Spain

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On the heels of our Study Abroad at Heriot-Watt University announcement, comes the addition of two brand new internship program locations: Northern Ireland and Seville, Spain. We’ve offered study abroad programs in both locations for years, and we couldn’t be more excited to expand our opportunities. Read on to hear more about these new internship […]...

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New Program: Study at Heriot-Watt University

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On the heels of our new programs in Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Colombo, Ho Chi Minh City, Paris, and Nice, comes the announcement of a brand new study program in Edinburgh! Our new program at Heriot-Watt University offers students and individuals a truly unique study abroad experience. Specializing in applied, hands-on learning, the University offers a […]...

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12 Hours in Nice, France

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Nestled along the French Riviera, the city of Nice attracts visitors from all over the world with its bounty of sunshine and temperate climate. This lively city is chock-full of museums, beautiful landscapes, delicious eateries and a buzzing nightlife. No matter how long you stay, Nice will be sure to leave you hungry for more. […]...

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A Guide to Paris’s Best Museums

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The Louvre Musée du Louvre, 75058 Paris Open Mon, Thurs-Sun 9:00am – 6:00pm and Fri 9:00am – 9:45pm Admission*: €16 (*Free on the first Sunday of each month from October -March) While in Paris, you simply can’t miss the chance to explore the world’s largest and most visited museum. Attracting a staggering number of visitors […]...

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