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GoAbroad and STA Travel on the Road

It’s that time of year again! After months of planning, the GoAbroad Bus is gearing up to set out across the country next week bringing resources and meaningful travel advice directly to students’ fingertips. Our ambassadors will be answering questions, handing out materials and prizes, and giving expert advice about meaningful travel from GoAbroad.

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Bowling For A Better World, GoAbroad Foundation

It’s been a little over four months since Typhoon Haiyan left a wake of devastation across portions of Southeast Asia, particularly in the Philippines, and there are no words to describe how grateful the GoAbroad team and the GoAbroad Foundation is for everyone who has been a part of the numerous relief efforts.

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Ben Lloyd Jamming with Cahir O'Dougherty

Ben Lloyd, from the Sleeping Souls, sits down with GoAbroad to chat about his preferred and most valued apps, as well as his travel experiences and interests.

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Sasaima, Colombia

A newly-released documentary called Gringo Trails is taking a stab at critiquing the consequences of unfettered tourism. Breathtaking panoramas of unsullied beauty are juxtaposed with depressing scapes of littering and careless consumption by privileged touristas. Economic disparities between tourists coming from a heritage of privilege and the people who live in the regions travelled are only perpetuating the exploitation of areas throughout, specifically, the global south.

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National Geographic Inspired Vacations

Have you ever flipped through a National Geographic magazine, looking at breath-taking photos and wishing, “I wish I could go there.” Well, you’re not the only one who wistfully reads the magazine, dreaming of exotic vacations and serene views. Luckily, National Geographic has composed a list of interesting places to visit all throughout the world, and even offer these vacations fully planned for travelers.

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Rachel Halder with Hand Woven Peruvian Bracelets

The images our minds conjure when hearing the term “studying abroad” are often picturesque scenes of canal cruising in Amsterdam, club hopping in Barcelona, riding high on a red double-decker through London, or exuberant hiking through the lush, mountainous terrain of the El Yunque in Puerto Rico. These experiences are enriching and highly recommended by yours truly, yet there’s an important (and dare I see needed?) component to study abroad that is often over-looked: Service.

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St. Patrick's Festival 2008 Dublin Ireland, Irish Flag

To help cut through the incredible amount of information out there, we’ve put together our best tips for two Spring holidays celebrated by millions every year across the continent: St. Paddy’s in Dublin and Easter in Rome. Armed with this knowledge, you’re bound to have a life changing weekend, and en even more memorable time overseas!

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Sochi 2014 Olympics

The Winter Olympics have been a celebration of winter sports and a global athletic community since it’s creation in 1924. There are sports more popular in some countries than others and it shows; from hockey in Canada to bobsledding in Germany. Here is a brief history of some of the most popular sports in the Winter Olympics, and the countries that celebrate them:

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Trekking the Himalayas with 3 Sisters

In Nepal, the trekking industry continues to be a business dominated by men. There aren’t many women trekkers looking to explore the Himalayas, but in spite of that fact, three sisters didn’t think it was fair for females to be discriminated. Ergo, they decided to fund “3 Sisters Adventure Trekking”, a business that was meant to offer trips for women.

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How to Save Money in College and Study Abroad

Studying abroad is a great opportunity to see other parts of the world on a deeper level than a simple vacation. It also looks great on a resume and gives you the chance to make friends across cultural boundaries. The benefits of studying abroad are many, but it can also be a major financial undertaking, especially if you’re not prepared. Before you apply to a study abroad program, consider these important factors and skills so you can have the best possible experience without breaking the bank.

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