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Erin Oppenheim

Erin Oppenheim Content Manager & Editor

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Mary Ritter Beard

Erin is a news and current events junkie, all about that #IntlEd life, and is also the funniest person she knows. She just wants to be a guest on a podcast— doesn’t matter which one.

Articles By Erin Oppenheim

Check Out These 13 Internships for Non Students / Adults Abroad Published 01 Jun 2018

True or False? Mid-career professionals or people who’ve been out of the workforce for awhile can’t participate in internships—let alone internships abroad. Share your ideas and your expertise with internships for adults.False. So. False. False, false,...

6 Countries Where You Can Volunteer with Animals Abroad Published 23 May 2018

Do you cry when you see cute puppies? Are you a total Kristen Bell about sloths? Do you semi-frequently berate people on dating apps for taking staged photos with big cats or riding on elephants? Are you an aspiring hu-manatee-rian—you know, someone wh...

The 4 Best Phones for Teens Going Abroad Published 14 May 2018

You’re sending your little pumpkin abroad for the first time and you want to make sure they can contact you in case of emergency. And yes, a pic of them with some homemade gelato by The Colosseum *could* be considered an emergency. You want to stay con...

ROTC + Study Abroad: What to Know Before You Go Published 09 May 2018

Studying abroad as a ROTC cadet probably sounds like mission impossible. Between your military science credits, PT, and your boards, the road to your future career in the military seems pretty mapped out and not always flexible. It’s hard to see where ...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 7 Best Practices for Travel Scholarship Applications Published 11 Apr 2018

You have your eye on the travel program of your dreams—whether that’s studying abroad in Patagonia, teaching ESL learners in Amman, volunteering with furry critters in Australia, or interning in one of Seoul’s amazing skyscrapers. And, while you’re con...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Must-Experience Adventure Trips Abroad Published 13 Mar 2018

It happens to the best of us. You’re sitting at your desk and your mind starts to wander, then all of a sudden you’re booking flights across the world and packing up your backpack. We all get itchy feet from time to time. It’s best to fully give into o...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Show These 5 Underrated TEFL Countries Some Love Published 14 Feb 2018

Sure, everyone may be jetting off to Thailand, Costa Rica, and the Czech Republic to get TEFL certified, but you’re not everyone, are you? You’re looking for *the one*, the Hannah Montana of TEFL program locales. You want the best of all worlds: a litt...

[INFOGRAPHIC] When Should I Study Abroad? Published 17 Jan 2018

GoAbroad’s got the scoop on the best time to study abroadChoosing when to study abroad is an art, like pairing wine or… well… art. Don’t know anything about art? That’s okay you can take an art class abroad. So, what’s the secret to finding the absolut...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Your Roadmap to High School Abroad Published 28 Nov 2017

It’s all homecoming dates and stupid fights with your best friend because you promised to see that one movie together, but she went with someone else and now you might never speak again...well, probably not, but it’s still a little silly to read it, ri...

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 5 Best Gap Year Destinations RN Published 02 Nov 2017

Have you had it up to HERE ^ with hearing about everyone and-their-mothers’ plans to take a gap year? Has the green monster of jealousy finally got you considering your own options for a year of travel and self-discovery? Way to take that grumpy energy...

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Best Overseas Jobs for Americans Published 12 Sep 2017

You’re watching the clock right now, aren’t you? Yeah, we see you out there. Wistfully flipping through articles and travel Instagram accounts, tapping your foot, drumming your pen on your desk, sending yet ANOTHER email about the flickering fluorescen...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Countries to Make SERIOUS Money Teaching English Published 31 Aug 2017

GoAbroad helps you answer: Where can I teach English abroad and get paid — a lot?It’s back to school season, and maybe you’re looking a little too wistfully at all those “first day of school” Instagram posts and Snapchats. Well, there’s more than one w...

25 Incredible Places to Volunteer Abroad this Year Published 24 Aug 2017

Service is the rent we pay for existing, right? And you’re getting the sweetest deal on paying rent to our landlord (this big ol’ ball of dirt we call home). You’re volunteering abroad. As many times as you’ve spun the globe and pointed a finger, you s...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Should I get my Degree Abroad or at Home? Published 04 Aug 2017

The pros & cons of getting a degree abroad vs. at homeThe fall semester is fast approaching, and whether you’re looking at undergraduate programs or continuing your education with a graduate degree, the research phase of reading up on schools, programs...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 10 People You'll Meet While Interning Abroad Published 03 Jul 2017

Who will you work with as an intern abroad?Whether you're a seasoned veteran with 25 years of experience under your belt or a fresh-faced rookie straight out of college, the workplace can be a war zone for anyone. Every office is a veritable grab bag o...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Should I Study Abroad? Published 30 May 2017

Yeah, we KNOW. Becky just got back from BarTHelona (extra emphathith on the lithp) and it was an incredible, life-changing, sangria-soaked experienth. But, you’re not sure it’s for you and you wouldn’t even know where to start. Start here.Work your way...

8 Volunteer Abroad Grants & Scholarships to Bookmark Published 20 Jun 2017

GoAbroad helps you find funding for volunteering abroad. Don’t let a little thing like money slow you down. PFFT. Easy for you to say, wealthy anonymous benefactor! Most students and volunteers will cite finances as their biggest barrier to travel and ...

[Printable] Your New Volunteer Abroad Packing List & Planning Timeline Published 20 Jun 2017

So…now what? You’ve decided you want to volunteer abroad, but you need the next steps. You want a clear plan, with clear steps. You’re all about organization— or maybe you aren’t, either way this volunteer abroad planning timeline and printable packing...

A Guide to Degrees Abroad in France Published 06 Jan 2017

Some of the world’s greatest thinkers have come from France, including René Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir, authors like Marcel Proust and Albert Camus, famous filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Jean Renoir, and artists l...

How to Help Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew Published 12 Oct 2016

Tropical storm names add a human element to these unpredictable, uncontrollable weather phenomenons. Although, this only seems to make news reports more devastating, as death tolls rise and images of destruction play continuously across our screens. Th...

A Guide to Working Abroad in Aix-en-Provence Published 19 Apr 2018

For those looking to escape the fast-paced hustle and bustle of city life, working in Aix-en-Provence is the breath of fresh air you’re looking for. Known as the city of a thousand fountains, Aix is overflowing with opportunity. Home to several ...

The Summer Study Abroad Bucket List You Didn't Know You Needed Published 27 May 2016

You somehow made it through finals week and now summer study abroad is calling your name. You are days from departure, your swimsuit and sunnies are safely tucked away in your luggage, and your passport might be starting to communicate with you telepat...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Gender Issues Published 16 Dec 2015

Around the world, nations have made significant progress in the quest toward equal opportunity among men and women. Many countries have acted as models in societal change, however there isn’t a country to date that has perfected the “equal...

A Guide to Reforestation Volunteering Abroad Published 03 Dec 2015

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” The Lorax doesn’t lie; in fact, he speaks for the trees. Since you found your way to this page, it's clear you care an awful lot about...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Munich Published 02 Dec 2015

As the center of Europe (literally), Munich is no stranger to “must-see” bucket lists. It attracts people from far and wide, especially for a little local festival you might have heard of called Oktoberfest; but Munich is not all polka and...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Toulouse Published 22 Oct 2015

The Garonne Valley, and Toulouse in particular, has been a focal point for trade between the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic since the Iron Age. Over the years, Toulouse has only grown significantly (unlike Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Grenoble Published 22 Sep 2015

What was once a small Gallic village, Grenoble is now a growing metropolitan area in southeastern France at the foot of the Alps. Starting with the booming glove industry of the 18th and 19th centuries, and culminating in hosting the X Olympic Winter ...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Bordeaux Published 23 Jul 2015

Art imitates life in “the city of art and history.” With over 350 historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a city center, an internship in Bordeaux will truly be one for the history books. Not to mention there is no better...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Aix-en-Provence Published 01 Jul 2015

Aix-en-Provence is the city of a thousand fountains, and from it springs the vivid vie Aixois (Aix life). First and foremost it is a university town, so there are students from all over France as well as the world living and studying in Aix-en-Provenc...