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Annie Bierbower

Annie Bierbower

"Not all who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien

Originally from Nebraska, Annie has a BA in Mass Media Communications and a minor in Graphic Design from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. She has dreamed of traveling for as long as she can remember, and spent a semester studying in Lima, Peru. After graduation, she worked for a newspaper and in bilingual customer service before working for GoAbroad for two years.

Articles By Annie Bierbower

8 Most Common Regrets Of Study Abroad Alumni created on 2017-05-18

Do you regret not studying abroad?No one says, “If only I hadn’t traveled.” Regret may be too strong of a word, but when study abroad alumni were asked, “What is one thing you would have done differently while studying abroad?” several answers came up ...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Cambodia created on 2016-09-07

Cambodia is a majestic, calming, and mysterious country. It is a very welcoming country and a great place for both first time travelers interested in teaching English Abroad or experienced educators ready to expand their career internationally. Requir...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Cape Town created on 2016-08-18

Cape Town stands out at the southern tip of exotic Africa as the most popular international tourist destination in Africa. The strikingly beautiful city has a long list of awards, such as one of the world’s “Most Loved Cities” by CNN...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Brussels created on 2016-07-21

Great things come in small packages when studying abroad in Brussels. Size doesn’t matter when visiting this impressive city. Enjoy a rich mixture of French and Dutch culture in one of Europe’s most important key players in global politics...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Cusco created on 2014-11-17

Cusco is the epitome of the Peruvian experience. The red roofed city was once the capital of the Incan Empire and is now Peru’s capital of tourism, Spanish language schools, and intricate cathedrals. Lima may be large and in charge, but voluntee...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in the United States created on 2014-11-13

The United States is one of the most powerful and diverse countries in the world. It has a strong work reputation, safe work environments, and internship opportunities in almost every sector, from film production to scientific research. Interning in t...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Lima created on 2014-11-07

Studying in Lima, Peru will keep you guessing from the second you arrive until the second you leave. Diving into this high voltage city is not for the faint of heart, it is for those looking for an adventurous education. The cliffs of Lima drop steepl...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Chiang Mai created on 2014-10-02

Teachers who choose to teach in Chiang Mai will find themselves living and working in Thailand’s largest and most modern city of the north. The ancient city center is a perfect square, surrounded by the remains of a brick wall and moat, built in...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Bangkok created on 2014-09-24

Bangkok is city that even people who say they don’t like cities will love. You will feel its energy from the second you step off the plane. The city maintains all the characteristics people come to love about Thai culture, from the extremely hel...

A Guide to Earning TEFL Certification in Malaysia created on 2014-09-23

Malaysia is an exoctic and tropical location for individuals to earn a TEFL certification abroad. It is a predominantly Muslim country, with an endless stream of superlatives and surprises; from the largest flowers on Earth, to the tallest sky bridge,...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Malaysia created on 2014-09-19

If you are looking to teach abroad in a country a little off the beaten path, which still offers competitive wages and stunning scenery, then teaching jobs in Malaysia may be for you. Visit Cameron Heights and enjoy a cup of tea overlooking the larges...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Peru created on 2014-09-19

Volunteer opportunities in Peru can be found all over the country, from the depths of the Amazon Jungle to the snow topped mountains and blue glacier lakes of Huaraz. Individuals who volunteer in Peru will find themselves feeling extremely cherished b...

Should I Teach Abroad? 33 Reasons the Answer Is Yes! created on 2013-09-09

Teaching abroad offers some extremely apparent benefits, but also some very secret perks. The instant allure of an international teaching career is augmented with tax and salary incentives, professional development, philanthropy, and many more hidden g...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Nepal created on 2013-05-08

It’s always good to look at the world from another viewpoint so how about taking in that view from the top of the world. Studying abroad in Nepal allows students to experience one of the most diverse and captivating countries in the world. It is...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Amsterdam created on 2013-04-08

Easily the most popular city in the Netherlands, Amsterdam is known as the creative, cultural, and financial center, the beating heart of the country. With its mix of cobblestone paths and busy streets, Amsterdam manages to feel like a bustling villag...

Culture, Mythology, History: Study In Greece! created on 2013-03-27

Greece, the country of white and blue, is located in southeast Europe at the junction of Europe, Asia, and Africa. The country's unique geography consists of two peninsulas and more than 6,000 islands. The diverse landscape is filled with some the worl...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Laos created on 2013-03-18

The small country of Laos is hidden amid some of Asia’s front-runners when it comes to tourism — but the overlooked country holds many beautiful secrets. Laos’ tucked-away nature provides visitors with a true southeast Asia experienc...

Studying in Peru? Helpful Tips for Newbies

Peru has everything! It is known as the land of contrasts and it doesn’t take long to realize why. The capital city of Lima is full of stately buildings, elegant restaurants, bubbling fountains, and fashionable shops — while in the countryside, many ru...

More Than Art: 5 Unusual Vienna Attractions

Though it’s known for its thriving art scene, opera houses, theatres, museums, and palaces, the magnificent city of Vienna even offers much more than that. Sipping hot chocolate with the snow-capped Alps in the background, and skiing down some of the b...

Five Surprises Waiting In Amsterdam

Amsterdam may be best known for its world-famous (and perhaps world-controversial) tolerance of vices, but the city has much, much more to offer. Culture, art, beauty, and romance are easy to find in this city known as the “Venice of the North.” Here a...

10 Must-Dos While Studying Abroad In Salzburg

One of the many perks to studying abroad is that you are not forced to pick and choose, then cram as much activity as possible into just a few days. International students have the luxury of time — which allows for some real exploration. Here are 10 id...

Top Ten Reasons To Study Abroad In Brussels

There are so many amazing places in the world that choosing the perfect study abroad program can be a challenge. But, with this list of all Brussels has to offer the decision can be much easier. The city doesn't settle for second best, and if you study...

Top Ten Must Dos In Cape Town, South Africa

When studying abroad in one of the world's most loved cities, the problem isn't finding something to do but where to start. The beauty, diversity, and beautiful climate of Cape Town make it a treasure trove of places to see and things to do all year lo...

Step Through Time In Vienna, City of Dreams

Don't let it fool you. Vienna will enrapture you instantly but there's many more layers under the initial appeal. As the largest city and capital of Austria, it is a prominent and flourishing cultural, economic and political center. But, this progressi...

10 Uniquely Amazing Singapore Attractions

Singapore City is a unique place so naturally there are tons of unique things to do. When over 5 millions people from distinct backgrounds all live together on one tiny island the result is an overflowing pot unlike any other. Just stepping out the fro...