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Aaron Horwath

Aaron Horwath

“The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.”

Aaron is a Project Integration Manager at an international technology company, currently working in Da Nang, Vietnam. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he has spent the last two years working internationally in Asia. Through his website, 12hourdifference.co, he is sharing his insights as well as the insights of other professional expats from around the world with millennials who are curious about taking an international career path.

Articles By Aaron Horwath

How to Plan a Trip When You’re Short on Time—And Cash Published 15 May 2018

Sometimes, life comes at you fast. Caught up in the day to day chores and to do lists and studying, it can be easy to lose track of time. All the sudden, you have a break coming up and you have no plans or you realize the end of your college career is ...

14 Best Volunteer Abroad Programs for College Students Published 30 Apr 2018

If you are going to volunteer abroad, you want to make sure that you are doing so with an awesome program. A professional, organized, transparent, and popular program can help ensure your time abroad is rewarding and impactful. But beware: There are al...

9 Best Places to Live Abroad for a Year Published 23 Apr 2018

Deciding to live abroad for a year can go from exciting to overwhelming pretty quick. The world is a big place with thousands of cities, programs, and work opportunities to choose from. How could you ever come to a final conclusion on the best places t...

10 Super Cool Study Abroad Programs Published 29 Mar 2018

What’s cooler than cool? ICE COLD—wait, no. STUDY ABROAD. There it is. Now that you’re done rocking out to Outkast it’s time to refocus. You’re here for a reason! There are 196 countries across this beautiful blue dot/crazy ball of dirt we call home an...

Don’t Forget the SPF: 10 Hot Summer Language Immersion Programs Published 22 Mar 2018

Every year, thousands of high school students, college students, and adults trade in a summer of lounging at the pool for an international adventure spent traveling foreign cities, learning local languages, and enjoying local cuisine.We aren’t saying s...

You: “I Want to Work Abroad for a Few Months!” Us: Here’s How Published 15 Feb 2018

The first time you begin to plan a move abroad, you quickly realize there are some big questions to consider. How long do I want to work abroad? What types of work can I do abroad? And what should I know before I go? Don't leave your short term work ab...

How to Save for—and Pay for—Work Abroad Programs Published 18 Jan 2018

As you sit at your desk, daydreaming about working overseas, a few things probably come to mind. Instagram pictures of you meandering through a European cities? Yes. Snorkeling along a beautiful coral reef in crystal blue water as fish swim all around ...

8 Affordable Gap Year Programs: Awesome Trips with a Small Budget Published 16 Jan 2018

Not everyone is ready to jump straight from high school to college. College is a big decision and sometimes it makes sense to learn about yourself before you start down an important life path—i.e. Your life path.  And for those people, there are cheap ...

Where to Learn Chinese in China Quickly & Cheaply Published 19 Dec 2017

Explore foreign cities, tasting exotic street food, experience diverse cultures, and learn the language of an up-and-coming world power—China.Choosing to learn Chinese in China offers the perfect foreign adventure:It’s a fully immersive experience and ...

The Best International Travel Tips No One’s Ever Told You About Published 13 Nov 2017

Google “travel hacks” and you will get a billion similar results. Ask the gate attendant for an upgrade, bring chocolates for the cabin crew, roll your clothes when packing to save room, etc.No matter where you’re going or what you’re doing, these inte...

7 Best Study Abroad Places + Programs for Business Majors Published 17 Oct 2017

Study abroad: Business students, don’t miss out!The continued globalization of the world economy is presenting companies with new markets to infiltrate everyday. From Southeast Asia to South America, countries are joining the fray and intertwining thei...

Work Abroad for a Year—It's Easier than it Sounds! Published 10 Oct 2017

You: “I want to work abroad for a year!” Us: “No problem.”If you have ever shared your hopes of working abroad for a year with friends or family, you may have been met with the following reactions:Oh, yeah, my brother tried to do that but it is basical...

Travel for a Living — I’m Doing it, You Can Too! Published 01 Sep 2017

Since graduating from college in May of 2014, I have been living, working, and traveling around Asia. A unique initial gig in Hong Kong launched me onto a path that has included running blogs, starting an eCommerce store, and working at two startups. T...

6 Unwritten Rules for Working Abroad You NEED to Know Published 19 May 2017

Unlike becoming an accountant or sales associate locally, the path to working internationally is not well-trodden. Take a look around your group of friends and acquaintances and you will likely find very few have even considered the possibility of work...

Mistakes I’ve Made While Working Abroad That You Shouldn't Published 12 Apr 2017

Anytime you are learning something new or experiencing something for the first time, you have to accept that you are going to make mistakes. Finding work abroad is no exception. I became an expat as a doughy-eyed 22-year old fresh out of college, and a...