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Cathryn Fortuna

Cathryn Fortuna

"Traveling - it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." - Ibn Battuta

Cathryn was bitten by the travel bug in 2012 when she studied abroad for the first time in Spain. Since then, she has explored countries across four continents, and still hasn't managed to learn how to pack lightly. Cathryn is a strong advocate for human rights, education abroad, and breakfast foods. She is also guilty of overusing the laughing emoji.

Articles By Cathryn Fortuna

Dating While Studying Abroad—Maximize Fun, Minimize Heartbreak Published 31 May 2018

Study abroad is a type of travel that brings a sense of adventure out of even the most travel-timid. It allows for freedom and exploration in a completely new, unfamiliar place, but without feeling as though you’re completely on your own. For many of u...

The Secrets to Cheap Study Abroad in High School Published 24 Apr 2018

Many students don’t realize that studying abroad isn’t something they have to wait until college for, and there are a ton of valid reasons to hit the road (or jet streams) during high school. To get here...Are you antsy with a few years left until grad...

Volunteer Program Costs & Knowing What Fees Include Published 26 Mar 2018

For anyone looking into volunteering abroad, your findings might feel bizarre: You want to donate your time and effort to a worthy, valiant cause, but standing in your way you find a program fee that will take a small trust fund to cover. What gives?! ...

A Guide to Jobs Abroad in Lima Published 20 Mar 2018

The coastal Peruvian capital of Lima, once known as the City of Kings, is steeped in both ancient and colonial history. Despite its significant past, the city became somewhat of an afterthought during the 20th century, even as its population boomed. T...

Gap Year Safety Tips (Because It's Not All Fun & Games) Published 09 Mar 2018

You just completed four gruelling years of all-nighters, essay questions, and group projects to get that shiny diploma in your hand. But before the rat race begins, you want to take some you time, with purpose. Gap year, anyone? You do the research, pi...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Granada Published 12 Mar 2018

Nicaragua is known as the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes,” and in Granada, the reason why will be obvious upon first glance. The vibrant pride and joy of Nicaragua, this perfectly preserved colonial town is settled along the coast of Lago de...

The Essential Travel Gear For Working Abroad in 2018 Published 05 Mar 2018

Working abroad is the best of both worlds—you get to travel to places that you’ve always wanted to see, meet new people, and experience whole different ways of life, all while continuing to build on your career. Gone are the days when extended travel m...

A Guide to Jobs Abroad in Christchurch Published 03 Dec 2017

Christchurch resides on New Zealand’s South Island in the Canterbury region, nestled right along the Pacific coast. A resilient city still in the midst of reconstruction after a devastating earthquake in 2011, Christchurch offers expats a more s...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Warsaw Published 03 Dec 2017

The seeds of Warsaw were sowed as far back as the ninth century, and since then the city has been reincarnated numerous times. This has been due in large part to conflicts and wars in and surrounding Warsaw, and it was most recently leveled by the Naz...

A Guide to Gap Year in New Zealand Published 16 Nov 2017

Due in large part to winning the geological lottery and undergoing millennia of isolation that lasted well into the 18th century, New Zealand has cultivated a reputation as indescribably beautiful from shore to flawless shore. Although it’s trul...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Fukuoka Published 07 Nov 2017

Japan stirs up images of wild, snow-capped mountains topped with ancient temples, delicate cherry blossoms twirling through the air, and shiny cities that are monochromatic, yet full of color. While studying abroad in Fukuoka, however, the sights will...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Tenerife Published 24 Oct 2017

Rugged coastline, blossoming flora, waves of cerulean, and sunshine that just won’t quit—welcome to the Island of Eternal Spring! Tenerife is the largest of the volcanic Canary Islands, bookended by colonial towns and black sand beaches, b...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Bath Published 03 Oct 2017

A hilly hamlet overflowing with history and hot water, Bath is one of England’s most ideal destinations for hitting the books. Revered for its Roman-built bath houses constructed upon natural hot springs, students will surely have their chance t...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Goa Published 21 Sep 2017

A tropical destination widely seen as a sandy, sunny playground for both foreigners and Indians alike, Goa may initially strike potential volunteers as a peculiar place to lend their time. Despite the affluence of the state, opportunities to volunteer...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Queenstown Published 07 Sep 2017

Volunteering in the adventure capital of the world? Sweet as, bro! But don’t let the resort town vibe fool you. For volunteers in Queenstown, there is a world to be discovered that has less to do with upscale hotels and more to do with muddy gum...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Santo Domingo Published 30 Aug 2017

Santo Domingo is a city that basks in both sun and colonial history. The New World has literal foundations in Santo Domingo (set some time aside to explore centuries-old ruins in the Zona Colonial), and a handful of other colonizations and conquests i...