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#MyChinaExperience Contest Winners

StudentUniverse teamed up with Cathay Pacific Airways to make the #MyChinaExperience contest possible! The rules? If you’ve been to China, tell us about your experience. If you haven’t been, tell us what you would do on your free trip to China. After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to choose just one winner which was nearly impossible with the amount of touching entries we received.
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Top 10 Places to Volunteer Abroad

Looking to be a part of something bigger than yourself? Volunteer abroad! It’s not only a great opportunity to make a difference in other people’s lives, but one that will also completely change your world forever.

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Top Destinations in Asia

Asia is becoming the hot spot to travel to, so we got the scoop on the top destinations in Asia just for you. From soaring skyscrapers to delicious street food, Asia gives travelers a taste of different cultures. With the recent strength of the US dollar, it also makes Asia one of the prime destinations to travel too. Check out what makes these places special:

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Embracing Culture in China

“Traveling is a fool’s paradise,” Ralph Waldo Emerson said. “I have no cranky objection to world travel for the purposes of art, of study, and goodwill, as long as the individual is first domesticated, or doesn’t go abroad with the hope of finding something greater that what he knows. He who travels to be amused,… Read More

Hong Kong and Macau Travel Guide

 

Hong Kong is the heart of international travel in Asia. It is cheap and easy to get to from most places and is one of the most dense and vertical cities in the world. Its neighbor to the south is Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia! Hong Kong and Macau are China’s two “special administrative regions,” which basically means that they operate as their own countries (they have their own currencies and governments and you need to show your passport to get in), even though they are very small in size and are technically part of China. Read More

The World's Best Waterfront Destinations: #happyplace


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Imagine yourself stretched out on a beautiful beach somewhere, a cold drink in one hand and a good book in the other. The sun is shining, the ocean breeze is blowing, and the people are splashing and laughing. Life is good. If this sounds like your #happyplace, then look no further: lather on that SPF 30 sunscreen and grab your swimsuit and sunglasses, because here are some of the best waterfront destinations around the world.

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My #happyplace: Guangzhou, China

Once in your lifetime, you will encounter a place that perfectly embodies who you are, a place as vibrant and diverse as you. This is your #happyplace, and for me, my #happyplace is located in the beautiful city of Guangzhou, China. Perhaps I’m biased, since Guangzhou is also my hometown and the place where I lived until I was four, but the reasons why I love this city so much have very little to do with nostalgia and much to do with the unforgettable cultural experiences I’ve been lucky enough to take part in. If you’ve never heard of Guangzhou, that’s perfectly natural; although it’s the third-largest city in China, it’s mostly eschewed the overseas fame that cities like Beijing and Shanghai have embraced. For that reason, I find Guangzhou to be the perfect blend of east and west, a city rooted in tradition but on the cusp of the future. Let me introduce you to my #happyplace.

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