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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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International Education: What’s all the Fuss?

Last September, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, a new school called Avenues: The World School opened. The tuition at Avenues, $39,750 per year, is on the top end for New York City's private schools. But that didn’t prevent 1,200 families from applying for early admission a full year before the school opened -- before construction was completed or teachers were hired -- or 725 selected … [Read More...]

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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...]

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...]

Expat Teen - Young & Global Magazine

The Advantages and Challenges of Expat Teens: Supporting this Unique Population

When Diana Smit's family moved from Cairo, Egypt, to Jakarta, Indonesia, her eldest child (now 18 years old) was asked by the parent of a classmate, ‘I understand you lived in Egypt - are you Egyptian?’ Her blond, green-eyed five-year-old responded without any hesitation, “Not anymore - I'm Indonesian now.” That, for Diana, was a clear indication of how adaptable her daughter had already become. … [Read More...]