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Vietnamese War Remnant Museum

History’s Different Facets: Confronting New Perspectives in Vietnam

Here’s a question you probably weren’t asked in history class: Who won the American War? If you’re a little confused as to which war I’m referring to, you’re probably not Vietnamese. To the rest of the world, the prolonged struggle from 1959 to 1975 between communist-backed northern Vietnam and the … [Read More...]

Gap Year - US Students

Thinking of a Gap Year? A Primer for American Students

Most high school seniors spend a tremendous amount of time researching and applying to colleges. It's hard not to get swept up in the excitement and pressures of this phase of high school life. In reality, however, many students aren’t ready to make the commitment attached to college, and may not … [Read More...]

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Student Rail Travel Through Europe

Student Travel in Europe: Is a Rail Pass Right for You?

Taking your first major trip through Europe is a big step for most student travelers. What awaits you is one of the world's most diverse destinations; a land with dozens of languages, cultures, and a plethora of possible places to visit. In most European countries, train travel remains the most comfortable, relaxing, and affordable way to get from point A to point B. There are many rail pass … [Read More...]

Backpacker Hostel

Youth Hostels 101: An Insider’s Look at Student Travel in Europe

Traveling through Europe as a student for the first time may seem like a daunting experience, but once you get into the hosteling scene, you won't find yourself alone for long. Staying in hostels is not just about saving money -- it ‘s also about having a great social life while on the move. Choosing a good youth hostel will make a huge difference to your entire experience. You'll meet people to … [Read More...]

Hikers

Treading Lightly: What Student Travelers Need to Know About Ethical Ecotourism

When Timothy Tan trekked Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit for the first time as a young traveler, it changed his life. The 21-day Himalayan hiking trip not only gave him a lifelong bug for adventure travel, but it also taught him his first lessons about ethical ecotourism. The travel agent who booked Tim on the hiking trip had recommended he take along pencils to hand out to local children begging … [Read More...]

Pocket Passport

Study Abroad in High School: Get Your Passport and Go, Sooner Rather than Later

Transitioning into your high school years is often a mixed bag of emotions: definitely some excitement, probably some hesitation, a lot of expectation, and all rightly so. It’s a formative period of your life. Those years are as much about becoming the person you will be and developing your interests as they are about building a platform for your further education and career aspirations. But … [Read More...]