Exploring Peru!

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Very soon after my flight landed in Peru, I quickly realized there is no other country in the world that can compare. It’s a magical country bursting with life and a place that offers up diverse culture, fascinating history and mouth-watering cuisine. It’s diverse eco-systems give you endless opportunity for adventure. All the way from it’s glacial peaks in the Andes, to the surf spots on the Pacific, Peru really does have it all. Here are my top 5 places to visit in Peru:

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Taipei Travel Guide

Taipei claims to be the heart of Asia and truly is the heart of Taiwanese culture. It is a bustling, international city and a great place for foreigners to visit and explore. It is by far the easiest city for getting around in Taiwan, thanks to the MRT subway system, and is quite accommodating to English-speakers. There is plenty to do and see in Taipei, but I’ll use this post to highlight some of the top destinations.
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Have you tried the new StudentUniverse app?

As a student, I am the first one to admit that my cell phone may be physically attached to my person… between emails, text messages, and Facebook/Instagram, it’s tough to put it down.  With the StudentUniverse app, I am continued to be impressed by my phone and the travel agency!  I am thrilled to be able to inquire about flight prices when I’m on the go.  Whether it’s a quick quote for a flight from Logan to BWI or planning a trip abroad to Italy with friends – the app makes travel research quick and easy! Read More

Twenty in Paris: Happy Holidays

It’s the holiday season here in the USA which got me thinking about what our friends in France are doing this time of year. Many of the major holidays that we celebrate in the USA are also celebrated in France. How they are celebrated and when is a different story. Let’s take a look at some differences in the ways holidays are celebrated in France and the United States. Read More

5 Ways to Fund Your Overseas Education

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Studying overseas is a great way to enhance your academic experience while increasing cultural awareness and tolerance. Studying abroad will help you develop a deeper understanding of the world, and will contribute to career marketability, as well as personal growth. Employers seek employees with good communication skills and cross-cultural competence—both of which are fostered through studying abroad. However, whether you are an international student studying in the United States or a US student studying abroad, studying in a country other than your own is expensive. The following are some ways to help you fund your overseas education. Read More

Twenty in Paris: 5 Quick, Affordable and Fun Day Trips Near Paris

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Studying abroad in Paris will afford you the opportunity to visit the sites, museums and beauty that makes Paris, well, Paris. But sometimes it’s good to take a break from visiting the City of Lights to explore the other culturally and historically rich areas right around Paris. Let’s take a look at 5 quick, affordable and fun day trips near Paris. Read More

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Top Five Ski Destinations in New England

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This isn’t the Rockies, the Alps, or the Himalayas, but the northern Appalachian Mountains offer their own unique ski and board experience. Check out some of the best winter destinations perfect for all you ski bums and snow bunnies! Read More

My #happyplace is South Africa

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It started with possessions in a duffle bag in the kick shuffle airport dance and a pocket full of foreign currency. It began in a place where beer is sometimes cheaper than water, and always a smarter decision. Hiking trails begin as hills and mountains, intimidating the cityscape. Local beer makes beer taste better even if you think it isn’t possible. There are vineyards spreading as far as you can see with sunset ripened fields of grapes. Its history grounds you, roots you into the timestamp of yesterday and today. Read More