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Briana Aragon

Briana Aragon

"We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." -T.S. Eliot

Briana Aragon is a Realtor and Technical Consultant based in Northern Colorado. Her passion for education and travel began at Colorado College, where she focused on Literature & Languages, eventually graduating with a Master's degree from Penn State. Her studies brought her to Italy and Mexico, and later to Thailand where she earned her TESOL certification and taught English.

Articles By Briana Aragon

Top 9 Places to Study Psychology Abroad created on 2016-01-14

As the study of the human mind, the field of psychology must give special consideration to culture and how different societies affect behavior. Students concentrating in this discipline should consider a study abroad experience that complements their p...

Studying Abroad in Spain: No Spanish Required created on 2015-12-27

Have you thought about studying abroad in Spain, but don’t speak Spanish? Spain is one of the most popular study abroad destinations in the world, but for those with little to no Spanish speaking skills, living and studying in Spain can be an intimidat...

5 Nontraditional Places to Study Fashion Abroad created on 2015-12-10

Study abroad is the new black. London, Paris, Milan: Europe has long been home to some of the foremost fashion capitals of the world. Though studying fashion abroad in one of these cities can be a fun, rewarding, and in vogue experience, it can also be...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Turkey created on 2015-11-19

For centuries, Turkey has been one of the world’s leading cultural hubs. Centrally located between several geographic regions, including three surrounding seas, the hot desert climate of the Middle East, and the more temperate Mediterranean zone...

Teach Abroad 101: What to Know as a First-Time Teacher Abroad created on 2015-11-09

Preparing for your first teaching job abroad can be an overwhelming process - in fact, many people aren’t sure where to start! You’ve got to decide on a country or program, coordinate transportation, create a budget, raise initial funds, locate accommo...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Russia created on 2015-10-29

Russia is the largest nation in the world and the ninth most populous, so you’ll feel far from exiled volunteering abroad in this far corner of the world. You can be sure that volunteer programs in Russia have plenty to offer in terms of culture...

A Guide to Studying Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Abroad created on 2015-09-30

The study of gender, sexuality, and feminism is different everywhere you go. Therefore, there are study abroad programs related to these subjects all over the world, but each culture has its own approach to the field. Investigating gender, sexuality, ...

A Guide to Small Business Development Volunteering Abroad created on 2015-09-22

Small business development is arguably one of the most important elements driving a robust economy. It’s vital that individuals have the opportunity to build their own brand, whether it be in finance and accounting, engineering and architecture,...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in England created on 2015-09-02

With its deep rooted cultural history, lush green landscape, and thriving economy, England is certainly one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. What you may not know is that it is also home to some very meaningful volunteer opportuniti...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Clean Water Projects created on 2015-07-24

Water is one of the most basic human needs. According to some estimates over 780 million people across the world do not have access to clean water, while approximately 2.5 billion lack access to proper sanitation; the scarcity of this most fundamental...

10 Reasons to Study Abroad in Costa Rica created on 2015-05-27

Sandwiched between Nicaragua and Panama in Central America, the Republic of Costa Rica is a gem of a tropical utopia. With around 4.5 million people, most living in capital city San Jose, this country stands out as one of the most progressive cultures ...

Know Before You Go: Teaching Abroad in Thailand created on 2015-05-20

Thailand is one of the most popular destinations for teaching abroad, and it’s no surprise why. With plenty of demand for teachers, opportunities for paid teaching jobs, and a variety of school options, teachers have a ton of freedom to find their own ...

A Guide to Real Estate Internships Abroad created on 2015-05-12

Real estate is a large, dynamic industry involving several other trades, including law, finance, marketing, insurance, and more. Real estate is the sale of land and any improvements on the land, such as a home. This industry is the bedrock of a health...

Why Thailand Is Ideal For Teaching Abroad created on 2015-04-27

Despite mainstream stereotypes, Thailand is more than just a tropical hot spot for tourists.  Hollywood films like The Hangover and The Beach do little justice to showcase the country’s cultural depth and rich historical traditions. Teachers looking fo...

The Six Best Countries to Teach Abroad in Asia created on 2015-04-21

Teaching jobs in Asia are known worldwide to be some of the best opportunities for teachers to take their career to the next level, or for beginners to get their feet wet in the field, or better yet for travelers to share their skills while traveling t...

5 Award Worthy LGBT Study Abroad Programs created on 2015-04-09

As the global fight for gender equality and understanding marches on, the number of available LGBT study abroad programs has increased. More and more schools and universities are discovering the value of engaging issues of identity and activism within ...

Top Safety Tips for Volunteering in Southeast Asia created on 2015-02-02

The seasoned volunteer abroad understands that adventure isn’t always about the destination, but how you get there. Safe and reliable transport may not be available while volunteering in Southeast Asia (and beyond), but local transportation remains an ...