We teamed up with online food ordering service, EatStreet, on a photo contest to send one lucky winner to Chicago with $500 of EatStreet food credit to spend on pizza, subs, sushi and more delicious noms! After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to make the tough decision of choosing a winner. You all sent so many wonderful photos from your adventures around the world!
Traveling to another country can be intimidating, especially if you don’t speak the language. Below are five Rookie Notes that I’ve learned while living in China and traveling throughout Europe and Northern Africa for how to survive abroad when you don’t speak the language. Cheers to traveling in country like a champ, even if you don’t speak the language.
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
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
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.
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.
As a student, time restriction represents one of the biggest challenges to traveling. With classes, clubs, and a job, it can be difficult to try and squeeze in trips without neglecting any important obligations. Furthermore, it can be difficult to truly enjoy a short trip without feeling pressured to see everything in limited time. Luckily, some cities are perfect for quick weekend trips, where you can hit all the main attractions in a couple days and leave feeling accomplished and cultured. Copenhagen represents one of these amazing cities. Read More