There are approximately 21 million college students in the U.S. The vast majority of these future leaders went straight from high school to college. A lot of them will go on to immediately apply to graduate school, or go into full-time employment, once they graduate. While British youth are very familiar with the “gap year travel” concept and work months to save up the funds to travel around the world between high school and college or college and full-time employment, many Americans fear having any gaps in their resume. Coupled with that is the fact that an alarming 62% of Americans do not even hold a passport, according to the U.S. Department of State.
When you want to explore the world, one question that pops up in your head is whether you want to solo backpack, travel with a few of your best friends, or travel with a group. My first grand trip was to Europe with a group called People to People, and there were definitely some pros and cons of traveling with thirty people. To help you make your decision on who will or will not accompany you, here are pros and cons of traveling with a group.
Thailand, Hawaii, Spain: what do these countries have in common? Beaches. Yes, beaches. These areas appeal to those young, bikini ridden travelers who want nothing more than to have a drink while hanging on the beach as well as experience countries and cultures through local nightlife. While there is nothing wrong with enjoying the sand sifting through your toes and having a little fun, traveling can be a much more rewarding experience if you diminish your tunnel vision mindset and explore those areas of the world that are less visited: one of these places being Kraków, Poland.
If you’ve ever been on holiday, you’ll know that you only ever end up wearing or using about half the stuff you packed – which is infuriating. Unfortunately, the same thing tends to happen when you study abroad and is ten times more frustrating, as you’re travelling for an extended period of time and therefore every single inch of your suitcase is valuable.
International students who arrive in the US for the first time, students who are studying abroad in the US and visitors to the US for the Thanksgiving holiday have one thing in common – they want to learn more about how Thanksgiving is celebrated, and how they should spend the holiday. Some may be invited… Read More
Jet lag, time-zone tiredness, circadian rhythm disorder, cross-over confusion, or whatever you want to call it—it is nature’s own way of saying that some of our technologies have gone too far. Mankind regulates according to an “internal body clock” that tells us when we should be sleeping or waking up. Since it wasn’t designed to… Read More
So you plan to visit Istanbul. Great choice! It’s a beautiful city with lots of things to do and see, from the sweeping views of the Bosphorous to the breathtaking Hagia Sofia. It truly is like nowhere you’ve ever been before, and that extends to the culture as well. The gender roles in Turkey are… Read More
As an American student studying abroad in Australia, I need to be able to handle those 16-hour flights like Beyoncé (minus the private jet). I’ve had my fair share of long flights, so I’ve had plenty of chances to figure out what works and what definitely does NOT (floppy hats are a no-go). Here are my… Read More
Does the idea of living and working in Ireland set you into an immediate daydream? We know the feeling. But it doesn’t have to be a dream. You can intensify your resume and your work experience with an unforgettable opportunity working abroad in Ireland this year. Not only will you gain work experience, but you get… Read More