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Top Tips for Seeing Spain on a Student Budget

There are so many things to love about Spanish culture – from the enticing music, to the welcoming locals, to the rich history, Spain always remains a popular destination for European travelers. As a college student without a substantial or consistent source of income, navigating through a country with so much to offer can be overwhelming. When should you save money? When should you splurge? To help ease the tension that accompanies budgeting a vacation, here are the top tips for seeing Spain on a student budget. And, if Barcelona is one of the stops on your list, here’s tips specifically to help you see Barcelona for less than $100. Read More

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5 Do's and Don'ts of Study Abroad

Every year, thousands of students migrate to foreign countries for higher education. The majority of the students turn to Europe and North America as these continents have the best institutions in the world. The trend of studying abroad also prevails in Asian countries where thousands of students move to countries like USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand for higher education.

Studying abroad can be a thrilling idea, but it has its own set of challenges. Read More

The 8 Things You Will Probably Forget to Pack

Even if you’re a perfectionist and the biggest list maker in history, chances are strong that you’ve forgotten to pack certain items from time to time. Whether it’s because you had it set out and forgot to throw it in your bag last minute, or whether it just didn’t cross your mind in the hustle and bustle of departure, you try to make these little blunders not set the tone for your vacation.

Don’t worry: You don’t have to make it a habit. Here’s a handy list of those commonly forgotten or misplaced items for you to hold onto and use for that last-minute bag check. Read More

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8 Instagram-Worthy Music Venues For Travelers

If you’ve ever heard the phrase “If it’s not on Instagram, it didn’t happen,” you know how important a picture can be. When traveling the quickest and easiest way to share your experiences is though a quick picture post on social media.

There are so many “Instagrammable” locations in the United States, but it seems that music venues really take the cake courtesy of our friends at Vivid Seats. Read More

How to See Barcelona For Less Than $100

While you could easily spend a month getting lost in Barcelona, you could check out a lot of the major sites and sounds the city has to offer within 4-5 days. Here is the best way to see the most of what Barcelona has to offer for less than $100. Read More

Snap Gap Contest Winner Announcement

According to GapYear.com, 230,000 young travelers in the UK take a Gap Year each year and have been doing so since the 1960’s; meanwhile, the concept started to gain ground amongst US students in the last few years in tandem with rising College tuition costs. The announcement that Malia Obama plans to take a Gap Year before she attends Harvard in 2017 is proof that it is not only the concept, but the term, that is gaining a foothold in the US market.

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10 Ways to Maximize Your Internship Abroad

You may have read our post last week on evaluating an internship abroad vs. a study abroad experience. If you decided the internship abroad might be right for you, or if you have an internship abroad lined up, keep reading.

Did you know that many employers will consider you more valuable if you’ve had a successful internship abroad? Living and working abroad through an internship program has no substitute in terms of the rich cultural experience and professional knowledge you gain while still a student. But while the benefits of interning abroad can be priceless for your future prospects, the struggle is real for many interns who want to make the most out of the opportunity. Power through your internship abroad with these 10 ways to scale up your overall internship experience.

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Internship Abroad vs. Study Abroad

UNESCO has recently reported about the rise of internationally-mobile students across the globe. One driving force behind the trend is the aggressive recruitment strategies of college and universities to attract the best and brightest students. In 2013, more than 4.1 million students pursued their college degrees abroad, up from 2 million in 2000.

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What to Consider Before Taking a Gap Year After High School

Do you love the idea of taking one year before starting college to travel around the world, gain valuable work experience, and learn something about yourself, all without the pressure of grades? Though I didn’t know that a gap year was even “a thing” when I was a high school senior, in my twenty years in education I have had the opportunity to touch on the gap year experience from a variety of perspectives as an admissions interviewer, college application committee member, essay reviewer, educational counselor, and general sounding board for students considering the potential pros and cons of a gap year. Read More