Friday, December 09, 2016

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Midsummer Magic in Finland







































One of Finland's national holidays, Juhannus, is the first long weekend of the summer. However, it's more than extra day off work--it's a night of magic.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Safe Passage: Staying Safe While Studying Abroad


For many students, spending a semester overseas may be their first solo cross-cultural experience. It can be exciting, but it can also be overwhelming—particularly at a time when newspapers are wrought with reports of natural disasters, political instability and crime abroad.

Studying abroad should be about transformation, not trepidation, which is why we spoke with the experts to find out how to make sure you have a safe time abroad.

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Monday, August 01, 2016

Digital Nomads: Working in the Bureaucratic Grey

Photo: Canice Leung
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost exactly a year since I moved to Australia.

As I write this, I’m on a train chugging through the Welsh countryside, the passing rivers and farmhouses a blur against a bright green backdrop. (On one of our daily hikes, Canice used the word “bucolic” to describe the scenery—placid valleys filled with sheep, the iconic stone fences running parallel to the sea—and I’ve been rolling it around in my mouth every since. After two weeks of standing out in a sea of arthritic tourists, I’m left sincerely wondering why Wales isn’t more popular with my demographic. Sure, it’s no Ibiza—but it’s breathtaking, and really, what more do you need?) Today, I’m headed to Heathrow to start the epic journey home after nearly two months abroad.

Monday, January 18, 2016

9 Travel Resolutions We Should All Make in 2016

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Regardless of whether you’re studying, volunteering, working, or even just vacationing abroad, here are nine ethical travel practices that you should adopt this year. Read more on Verge Magazine »

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

6 Tips for Renting an Apartment in Sydney, Australia


When I arrived in Australia in August, the first order of business was finding a place to live. At the time, Jules was renting a small three-bedroom house with two roommates in Newtown. Wooed by the prospect of cheap rent and a great location, we briefly considered staying in his place—but within days it became clear that we were living on top of one of another. There was no question; we needed more space.
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