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Five Off-the-Beaten-Path Locations in Ireland

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Tuesday, 7 January 2014 - 0 Comments

Rackhouse Pilfer from Sligo

I spent some time in Ireland last year road tripping around the whole country. For the first two weeks I was busy researching a genealogy project in the south, trying to find any trace of my ancestry. It led me to some interesting off-the-grid locations that I probably wouldn’t have discovered otherwise. Here are a few of my favorite more obscure (or at least underrated) destinations.


Typhoon Haiyan Relief: Give the Gift of Support

Feature - Friday, 20 December 2013 - 1 Comment

Elsa Thomasma at Cangumbang Center

With the holiday season in full swing, there is no better time to be giving the gift of support. Now more than ever, the staff at are continuing to advocate for relief support in the Philippines following the devastating effects of Typhoon Haiyan on both the people and the country. From the ongoing Causes campaign to local efforts in Colorado we’re calling “Tips for Tacloban,” there are a variety of ways to get involved and be part of making a difference.


Agent Advice: Five Tips When Picking a Travel Agent

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 2 Comments

Customer Loyality Cards

Travel agents provide numerous benefits and services for an interested traveler. Although many consumers try to book their own vacations or travel arrangements themselves, a travel agent is the person who can protect and represent the consumer with their travel requirements and mitigating circumstances.


13 Holiday Gifts NOT to Give Study Abroad Students

Feature - Wednesday, 18 December 2013 - 0 Comments

Christmas Presents Under the Tree by Alan Cleaver, Flickr

The Christmas holiday is right around the corner – are you still looking for a perfect gift for the study abroad traveler in your life? Then you’ve come to just the right place! Rather than share some ideas of what you should be buying, we bring you a list of gifts NOT to buy for a study abroad traveler. Why? Because even the most savvy gift-giver can use some help when gifting things to those who are on the go.


Interview with Troy Peden: Tacloban Will Rise Again

Feature, GoAbroad Interview - Tuesday, 17 December 2013 - 0 Comments

Troy Peden and Family, Philippines

GoAbroad Founder, Troy Peden, his wife Mylene, and four of his children were all in Tacloban City at the time of Super Typhoon Haiyan. After the devastation, the question was never how could they get out, but how they could stay and help. His interview provides insight into why the storm caused the devastation it did, how the people prepared, and witnessing their resilient response.


Breaking Down the Top 5 Myths About TEFL Certification

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Thursday, 12 December 2013 - 1 Comment

Top Five Myths About TEFL Certification

Are you considering teaching abroad? Before you get to thinking that you may not need a TEFL Certification to teach the English language abroad, take a moment to dive into these top five myths about certification.


Where Music Meets Travel: Interview with Jamin R. Marshall from Larry and His Flask

Where Music Meets Travel - Wednesday, 11 December 2013 - 0 Comments

Larry and His Flask in action

An ensemble of five, with the feel of a bluegrass/folk/punk orchestra, Larry and His Flask has grown through various changes in sound and roster, but the band has maintained a tradition of toe tapping and joyful expression for ten years now. Bouncing across-country, that “can’t hold yourself still” music will soon be shared further across the globe, connecting more cultures and communities through the universal language of smile-stimulating sound.


10 Things Every Girl Should Know About Studying in Prague

Girl's Guide to Study Abroad - Monday, 9 December 2013 - 1 Comment

Prague, Stare Mesto Main Square in the Twilight

Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic, is famed for its beauty. And, it is a magical place – filled with cobblestone lanes, golden spires, and full-on castles — but it is a real place, too, with its own set of practicalities and realities for young women planning to make it their home away from home during their study abroad experience.


How To Get You And Your Stuff Home From Study Abroad

Feature - Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 0 Comments

How to Get Your Stuff Home From Abroad

You’ve just had the best weeks or months of your life adventuring through new countries, and now it’s time to go home. Now you are facing one of your biggest challenges: packing your suitcase.


How to Choose an International Internship Program

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Tuesday, 3 December 2013 - 0 Comments

How to Choose an International Internship Program

Working internationally is a great way to enhance your resume with professional experience while gaining cultural and personal perspective. The hardest part of the process will be determining which program best suits your needs and officially getting on the way.