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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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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...]

Expat Teens Talk by Dr. Lisa Pittman and Diana Smit

Book Recommendation: Expat Teens Talk

Every year, around the world, tens of thousands of teenagers say goodbye to friends, schools, and the cultures they know when their families relocate to new countries. These teens aren’t immigrants – their families aren’t seeking citizenship in new locations – they're the children of military and government personnel, diplomats, and professionals working abroad. They’re expat teens. Relocating … [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...]