Tag Archives: Philippines

Thank YOU For Helping Raise More Than $150K For Relief Efforts!

Feature, News - Wednesday, 12 March 2014 - 1 Comment

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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Kalinaw: French Flavor in the Tropics

Feature, GoAbroad Contributor - Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 0 Comments

Kalinaw Resort - Restaurant By Night

I am floating, spread eagle, in the infinity pool of Kalinaw Resort in General Luna on the small Siargao Island on the eastern outskirts of the Philippines. Seven o’clock on a cool, indolent Saturday morning in June is evidently a very good time to be here.

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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.

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Typhoon Closes In On the Philippines: Natural Disasters in Developing Nations

Feature, News - Thursday, 7 November 2013 - 0 Comments

Tacloban City, Philippines

Typhoon Haiyan is being called one of the strongest tropical cyclones ever recorded and it is headed straight for the central islands of the Philippines, a developing country east of Vietnam in the South China Sea. Yolanda, as it is called there, has recently made contact with land on the…

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Five Amazing Universities You May Have Never Heard Of

Feature - Wednesday, 24 July 2013 - 0 Comments

Edge Hill University Hub

Study abroad advisors and field reps have the unique opportunity to visit more than their share of study abroad programs and locations. Even after seeing dozens and dozens of locations, these five were still able to leave a seasoned professional fantasizing about how amazing it might have been to have…

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Volunteering in the Philippines: A Trend on the Rise

Feature - Monday, 29 April 2013 - 1 Comment

Volunteer in the Philippines Infographic

Volunteering in the Philippines is on the rise. Due to its geographic location; the Philippines has often been a nation that has failed to attract the same volume of volunteers as some of its South East Asian neighbors like Thailand or Vietnam. However despite being slightly off-the-beaten track, the number…

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International Romance: Valentine’s Day Around the World

Feature - Thursday, 14 February 2013 - Comments Off

Bright Flowers

Now that you have gotten a taste of the unromantic options the world has to offer, let’s take a look at the more sentimental ways to celebrate love around globe. Believe it or not, Valentine’s Day was not created by greeting card and chocolate companies — it actually has deep…

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If You Were In My Shoes…

Feature - Thursday, 18 August 2011 - 0 Comments

Traveling Shoes

A while ago, this tweet came across my screen: My study abroad orientation recommends limiting myself to 2-3 pairs of shoes… HA, good one ISA. I couldn’t resist and so GoAbroad tweeted back: Trust us. Take ISA‘s advice. 1 pr solid walking shoes, 1 nice pair, 1 pr tennies. Buy sandals…

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Ten Unique Languages to Learn

Feature - Tuesday, 16 August 2011 - 13 Comments

Unique Languages on GoAbroad

Words are a lot like people: they can excite us, disappoint us, comfort and anger us. They are as powerful as any physical reaction and and can be just as influential. With so many diverse languages throughout the world, including those still being discovered, how do you decide which languages…

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GoAbroad and the Dumpsite Children of the Philippines

Feature - Monday, 25 April 2011 - 0 Comments

Scavenging for plastics and other recyclable items at the city dump is a grim reality of life for many children in the Philippines. The children “work” at local dumps to supplement their parents’ meager earnings. On a good day, a child typically earns about US$.75, enough — perhaps — for the…

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