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Maastricht: The First Pillar of The European Union

  Most people I know of who think of traveling to  Holland The Netherlands are talking about traveling to Amsterdam. The Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Red Light District, and Coffee Shops are huge tourist destinations. Almost every University student studying abroad makes it a priority to visit this city famous for debauchery. While Amsterdam is a must see , …

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Cheat Sheet To Choosing A Study Abroad Program

Half the fun of any journey is in the preparation! This is so relevant to planning for your time studying abroad. I would suggest you start seriously daydreaming about your semester (or year) abroad far in advance. What country do you want to study in? What city? What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to live with a …

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10 Tips For Studying Abroad

1.Pick a Program Choices, choices everywhere. The best advice I can give is to choose your program wisely, make sure it is what you want, and try to push the boundaries of your comfort zone. Check out my ‘Cheat Sheet’ To Choosing a Study Abroad Program here! 2. Scholarships Apply for them! Many schools, honor societies, even study abroad programs …

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My head first leap into TAPIF

TAPIF, or the Teaching Assistant Program in France is a cultural exchange program organized by the French Ministry of Education, Centre International D’Études Pedagogiques (CIEP), and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. It is a whirlwind seven month experience in which native english speakers can live and work in France as an assitant de launge etranger (foreign language assistant). …

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From Girl Scout Cookies To Twenty Years on The Trail

Oh, the Appalachian Trail. Some people know it as 2,160 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mt. Katahdin, Maine. The 2,663 mile Pacific Crests little sister holds a special place in my heart and my love affair with this trail started with…Girl Scout cookies When I was old enough to start gathering patches on my Brownies sash, I quickly realized that …

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London in a Day

I have been dreaming about visiting London for as long as I can remember. It has been a destination on my bucket list from the time I first heard The Beatles, and cemented its place with the first Shaksperean play I read in high school. (A Midsummer Night’s  Dream being my all time favorite). Being on a shoestring budget I …