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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...]

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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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Kids ‘n Culture: Innovative Program Sends Students on More Than Just a Field Trip

Kids 'n Culture is an initiative focused on immersing high school students into a new culture through academic enrichment and hands on exploration. The organization focuses on high school students who have never had the opportunity to travel outside New York’s tri-state area, let alone abroad. Over the past five years, this organization has made it possible for many students to travel and explore … [Read More...]

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Book Recommendation: The New Global Student by Maya Frost

Maya Frost is the Ironman of global education. This thought occurred to me as I was reading her book, The New Global Student: Skip the SAT, Save Thousands on Tuition, and Get a Truly International Education, last week while also working on an article about an aquathlon-duathlon-triathlon series for a local magazine. In the world of amateur athletics, some of us are … [Read More...]


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...]

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Europe’s Ultimate Train Journey – The Trans-Siberian Railway

Most people have heard of the epic Trans-Siberian Railway journey. Starting from Moscow and crossing eight time-zones to the Pacific Ocean, Mongolia or China, traveling on the Trans-Siberian can be the trip of a lifetime, and is an ideal journey for the student backpacker. Russia is one of the most fascinating countries in the world, and by far the biggest. To truly appreciate the vastness of … [Read More...]