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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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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...]

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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...]

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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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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...]