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Learning a Culture Through Language: Discovering the Untranslatable

The famous Italian filmmaker, Federico Fellini, one said that "a different language is a different vision of life".  Over a year ago I woke up with a restless sensation that was burning inside of me. I felt inpatient to learn Italian, a fourth language for me (after Spanish, my mother language, English and Hebrew). 
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When It Comes To Traveling Abroad, Be a Way Maker

on Sep 17, 2018 4:03:17 AM By | Jenna DeVary | 0 Comments | Thailand cultural exchange seek experiences
A past boss once said to me, “There are two types of people in this world, way makers and excuse makers- which one are you?”  At the time I laughed and didn't think much about it. Then one day I couldn’t stop thinking about the comment and thought deeply to myself, “Which one am I?”
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The Experience of Solo Traveling: Zoe’s Story

on Mar 8, 2018 10:24:04 PM By | Zoe Ripplinger | 1 Comment | Au Pair seek experiences The Netherlands
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go.” These are the words written by Dr. Seuss that have inspired me to start solo traveling.
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In the End, It's All About the People: Internship in Malta

on Apr 21, 2017 12:41:51 PM By | Steph Miezin | 0 Comments | seek experiences Internship Work Abroad Malta
I didn’t know what to expect from Malta and this experience, but because of the people I met, it now means more to me than I ever would have thought...
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Is Solo Travel For You? This Pro and Con List Will Help You Decide

on Mar 28, 2017 3:56:53 PM By | Kelsey Noris | 0 Comments | language exchange seek experiences solo travel Volunteer Abroad
Over the past two months, I have had my fair share of solo travel around Europe. Throughout my trips, I have created a list of pros and cons of taking a trip alone. Some of these may seem obvious, but I have found all of them to be incredibly true (and many other solo travelers I have met along the way have echoed or added on to these thoughts as well!) Here is my list of the main pros and cons I have found traveling solo so you can decide if solo travel is for you...
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