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Babson Is the No. 1 College for International Students

Forbes has once again named Babson the No. 1 college in its annual ranking of the 50 Best U.S. Colleges fo ...

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"Fearless" Scholarship Offers $5,000 to Study Abroad

The American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS), a world leader in international education and cultural exchange, today announced the launch of the Fearless Global Citizen Scholarship for study abroad. The need-based scholarship is worth $5,000 and is available to all eligible college students who study abroad o ...

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Does Summer Work Travel International Exchange Work?

The Alliance for International Exchange, an association of cultural exchange agencies, asked EurekaFacts to find just that. The Summer Work Travel program—one of five programs included in the J1 Visitor Exchange Program—brings more than 100,000 college students from 100 countries to ...

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Funding Your Dream Voluntary Trip

Having the opportunity to volunteer aboard can be one of the most exciting and thrilling adventures you will undertake.  But, before you start mapping out your travels or packing your suitcase, you need to consider the financial costs of your dream trip.  If you are travelling with a volunteer organisation, inventively raising funds will generally be a requirement, an ...

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Your Guide to Buying Medical Travel Insurance

Travelling is one of the best ways to learn new things in life. This world is a beautiful place, and if you have the money and time, travelling is going to be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. However, there are certain rules and regulations that you must abide by. First of all, almost every country requires you to have travel insurance before you enter. Travel insura ...

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Travelling On A Budget

Travelling the world is an amazing and life-changing experience.  There’s one thing that unites all student travellers no matter where they’re from – budgeting.  If you don’t stick to a budget, you could easily over-spend and end up in with a mountain ...

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Working and Volunteering in India

With some very serious poverty, India is full of places to help; from orphanages and street slums to environmental support that its stunning wildlife needs.  Wherever takes your fancy in India, you’ll get a chance to do something substantial in terms of the development of the area, as well ...

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Work, Volunteer and Study in Peru

Work International students and graduates looking for ...

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Take Some Time to Disconnect

As a traveller, having access to the big world wide web can be a precious commodity. From booking tickets to Zagreb’s Museum of Broken Relationships, to finding out which hostel has a shower with all the strength of great Poseidon himself; the internet makes all those important things a mere click away. Boycotting the web altogether would probably just ...

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The American Dream; Summer As A USA Camp Counselor

Maybe you watched Wet Hot American Summer when you shouldn’t have, or The Parent Trap was your favourite film growing up, either way you’ll have always wondered what going to a USA summer camp is like. Well now you can, and you can get paid for it too; the camp counselor program is one of the most popular summer employment c ...

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VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS - 11 WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

After what probably feels like a lifetime of studying and revising for exams, many students are keen to spread their wings before embarking on further education or setting foot on the career ladder. Travelling overseas on a volunteer project provides a great opportunity to be more than just a tourist.  There’s a real chance to do good for others who are less fortunat ...

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Working in Dubai

Thinking about working abroad can be a daunting prospect; away from the home and comforts of familiarity but the unique experience that comes with it makes it all worthwhile.  ...

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Free Working Holiday Visas for Oz

Work abroad specialist, BUNAC, claims that, in spite of the romantic appeal of solo backpacking Down Under, there is still a significant number of young travellers looking for the human support and security of booking a working holiday package. This fact was borne out recently when BUNAC reached a landmark 25,000 participants on its Work Australia programme since it started in 1989. To ...

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UK Working Visas - What You Need to Know

Visas are complicated.  Every country has a different set of working visas with different rules and regulations.  If you want to work aboard, the visa is the most important detail to consider before you pack your bags and tell your friends and family about your new life overseas in America, Australia or Europe.   With so much information about visas ...

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Preparing to Work Aboard

So you’ve found your perfect job in a hot sunny country far away from England.  You’ve sorted your visa and have packed your bags but before you jet off we’re providing you with one last instalment to our work aboard series and giving you all our advice and tips.&nbs ...

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Volunteer with Mercy Ships

For many around the world, healthcare is a luxury they cannot afford. Mercy Ships is dedicated to helping those in need, regardless of race, gender or religion, and has visited over 451 ports in developing nations around the world, helping to fill the gaps in health care systems that many of the world’s poorest fall through. Through the deployment of the wor ...

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When you get Home

When you land home from your volunteering journey, you do not need to leave your experiences behind.  There are plenty of ways to keep the memory of your adventure alive and thus help your local community and enable other volunteers to make a difference.  If utilised effectively, a volunteering experience can open many doors when you return home if you are proactive.& ...

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The UK Graduate Market

High Fliers Research Limited are the UK’s primary source of investigation into graduate life.  Consolidating the views of over 18,000 finalists, and published material from the UK’s leading graduate employers, the group offer a vital insight into the UK graduate market.  The group hav ...

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Experience Of A Gap Year Student In Seville

Living abroad and traveling is my life calling, so I decided to go for a year on my Erasmus in Spain. Before I went on this trip I had booked my student accommodation and prepared all my belongings that would be needed during my year away. My plane landed safely in Seville, one of the most beau ...

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Teaching English In Madrid

Fluent English teachers are in huge demand in Spain at the moment, as both businesses and schools are starting to realise the great potential of this growing international language. So if you’ve recently graduated from university and are looking for an international job in teaching, or if you’re just looking for a way to live and work abroad, Spain could prove to be ...

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The Real Australia

The Youthshack & Chilli’s Backpackers Hostel in Darwin For many people, thoughts of Darwin and Australia’s Northern Territory conjure up images of crocodiles, tropical climates and monsoonal rain. But delve deeper and you will discover a city that is brimming with excitement just waiting to be discovered. T ...

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Media in Malta: An Interview with Herman Grech

As a veteran journalist in Malta, Herman Grech knows what it takes to break into the industry.  Herman is the Head of Media at the oldest and most influential daily newspaper in Malta.  He is involved in setting the daily news agenda, writing editorials and carrying out interviews with the news makers, and coordinates The Times, The Sunday Times and timesofmalta.com.& ...

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Graduate Jobs: Tokyo for Science & Technology

Japan’s capital is a constantly developing megalopolis, famed for incessant fads which range from manga to Zen.  Tokyo however, is most internationally renowned for its contribution to the technological world.  Home to globally recognised electronics companies such as Nikon, Toshiba, Canon and Nintendo, Tokyo should be the first port of call for any science ...

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Work in a Bar in Cambodia

Hoards of backpackers head across the Thai borders and into neighbouring Cambodia to experience the diverse cultural offerings this country provides.  After days scaling the temples of Angkor Wat, the previous centre of the Khmer Kingdom, tourists are drawn down south to Cambodia’s notorious and hedonistic beach party town.  Sihanoukville is the town of chea ...

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Cruise Ship Opportunities in the Caribbean

Looking to travel the world and be paid for it at the same time? A great way to do so is by working onboard a cruise ship. What better opportunity than to leave the troubles and stress of an ordinary, mundane 9-5 job back home than attaining a rewarding and enjoyable cruise ship career. When your job and your itinerary has the potential to take you all over the Mediterranean, across th ...

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Become a Scuba Diver in Thailand

If you are in search of an idyllic island lifestyle, with crystal clear waters and stretches of unspoiled white sand, then there are few better places to head in Southeast Asia than the Thai islands.  The beer is cheap and even in the rainy season you can expect the sun to make an appearance but, unfortunately, no matter how little you spend, the money won’t last for ...

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A Gap Travel Experience: Australia

From a desk in drizzly England, Rachel Jones flicked through her friends photo’s showcasing her 9 months away travelling the globe.  Becoming overwhelmed with insane jealousy, Rachel immediately swanned off to Australia to make her own envy evoking pictures and memories.  One year later she has returned to the UK to share her experience with iStudy. ...

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Working at a Winter Sports Resort

Planning a working holiday in Canada?  You’re likely to want to hit the slopes at some point; Canada’s cold climate and mountainous landscape makes it the perfect place to try your hand at skiing or snowboarding, whether you’re a complete amateur or nearing professional status.  Unfortunately winter sports resorts a ...

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Australia Visa Changes

So you want to work in Australia?  Well frankly, why wouldn’t you?  Sun, sea and surf – the main attractions that make this country an appealing place to live and work.  But before you book your flight and pack your suitcase you need to ensure you have the right visa to work there.    < ...

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UK Working Visas - What You Should Know

Visas are complicated.  Every country has a different set of working visas with different rules and regulations.  If you want to work aboard, the visa is the most important detail to consider before you pack your bags and tell your friends and family about your new life overseas in America, Australia or Europe.   With so much information about visas ...

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Become a Hollywood Star!

If you want to make it into the movies one day then why not become an extra?  Don’t scoff; the most famous actresses and actors began their careers as extras.  Brad Pitt was credited as a ‘partygoer’ after starring as an extra in the drama film ‘Less than Zero’, Megan Fox dirty danced in a club in ‘Bad Boys 2 ...

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Why Working abroad is a Popular Alternative to the Rat Race

Nowadays, finding work as a graduate in the UK is becoming harder and harder.  With the economy in crisis and over 1,000 people applying for a job in Poundland it seems impossible to get hired.  Despite having a degree most young people are told they don’t have enough experience for basic jobs and most employers won’t hire graduates in fear they&am ...

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‘Sea’ the World with a Cruise Ship Job

A career that is rewarding and enjoyable is hard to come by nowadays.  Most people are stuck in a dead-end job struggling to make ends meet and not receiving the recognition they deserve.  You may instantly think of tacky, camp entertainers when someone says ‘job on a cruise ship’ but there are plenty of worthwhile career opportunities available fo ...

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Working in Uganda

Uganda has been labelled as the “pearl of Africa” with its vibrant Ugandan culture, magnificent savannahs and incredible wildlife amongst other gems which make this country not only a great place to visit but work and live.       When people think of Uganda they usually think of a deprived plac ...

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Cycling in India

  India is a magical journey of adventure, beauty and mystery; it’s a land that knows no limits on lifestyle. Cycling tours through India are a fantastic way to experience the real India because it’s a unique opportunity to see everything, get involved with the vast and diverse culture they have and maybe even learn a thing or two.< ...

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Live The Beaver Falls Experience

  If you’re a fan of the hit Channel 4 sitcom then why wait until next year’s escapades when you can get yourself over to the United States this coming summer and live the Beaver Falls experience yourself.  We have taken a look at all the characters from the show to give you an insight as to how you can g ...

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