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Joel Tan

Joel Tan

"Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Joel Tan began his professional life as a reporter for a major Asian newspaper. It was during his stint as the paper's technology editor that he won an award for best science and technology reporting for his series on biotechnology and its effects on human health and development. Joel has traveled throughout Asia. When he isn't busy with technology projects, Joel dabbles in blogging about travel and technology, and tweaking Wordpress themes.

Articles By Joel Tan

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Quezon City Published 11 Aug 2016

Study abroad in Quezon City, which is a bustling metropolis in the heart of the Philippines' capital region. It is known by many names in the local language, including Lungsod Quezon (Lungsod means town or city) and Kyusi (pronounced cue-see; a play o...

Top Reasons Your Children Should Study Abroad Published 17 Aug 2015

A university education does not come cheap. But if you want your child to have access to better employment opportunities, you may just have to grin and bear the costs. Or do you? One option that you may avoided considering because you have always expec...

3 Awesome Music Programs in Australia Published 18 May 2014

Searching for a study abroad program in Australia to satisfy a deep thirst for classical music and musical performance? Seeking a way to awaken the Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in you? There are plenty of providers that offer incredible programs for music s...

Great Reasons to Study Abroad in Botswana Published 08 Jan 2014

To say Botswana is a center of diversity is the understatement of the year. The nation’s diversity is truly infinite, and protected thanks to government laws that limit tourism to help maintain the country’s popular, beautiful attractions. These polici...

Most Popular Intern Abroad Destinations Published 10 Oct 2013

Every year more than half of university graduates in the United States and in most parts of Europe turn to internships in a mad rush to avoid the arduous task of searching for work, often in vain. Securing placement in the workforce of a company in ano...

A Vacation Like No Other, With Some Study On the Side Published 12 Sep 2013

Hawaii is often overlooked when students choose a study abroad destination. This group of islands in the Pacific hasn't always been a U.S. state, though it is now recognized as one of the 50 American States. It was an American territory before it was a...

Five Great Reasons To Study In Egypt Published 19 Jun 2013

Study abroad in Egypt, the land of pharaohs, fast-paced car chases through the desert, treasure hunters, and myths of mummies wreaking havoc in Cairo. Truly, Egypt is a fertile and ripe land for the imagination to run rampant, and a great location to c...

Five Reasons To Study Abroad In Panama Published 02 Apr 2013

There are probably a hundred or more reasons why anybody would want to study abroad in Panama. It’s a beautiful, multifaceted country, offering a wide array of sights and adventures for the discerning traveler. Here are 5 of the top reasons that convin...

Choosing a Study Abroad Program in Jordan Published 29 Mar 2013

In study abroad circles, Jordan is known as one of the most popular places to learn Arabic. This Arab kingdom on the east bank of the River Jordan is one of the tourism hotspots of the Middle East. Jordan brings in around $3.4 billion annually in conve...

Must-Try Delicacies While Studying In The Bahamas

Food is a central activity of mankind and one of the single most significant trademarks of a culture. — Mark Kurlansky, Choice Cuts. So you find yourself studying abroad in the Bahamas and you have the opportunity to sample the local cuisine: a dish y...

Never A Dull Moment: Study & Play In The UAE

Studying abroad can be a powerful and rewarding experience for any student daring enough to expose themselves to a different culture. This experience, however, is never complete without the occasional travel to the countryside or the exploration of kno...

Study Abroad In Laos’ Incredible Nature

Tourism is a fast-growing industry in Laos, where every part of its 236,000-square-kilometer land area hides a piece of history or a cultural gem that is uniquely Southeast Asian. This landlocked country has no beaches to speak of, but plenty of possib...

Eco-Adventure Abroad: Conquering Mt. Everest

If you’re headed to central Asia, you should most definitely consider an excursion to Everest. You may not get the chance to climb to the top, but you would own bragging rights to being one of the relatively few people on earth to actually see and expe...

7,107 Reasons Why the Philippines Rock

You want to study abroad in Asia but can’t decide on a destination. So you pull up lists of programs on GoAbroad and browse through each listing, looking for that one factor that makes you say, “that’s it!” While many students settle on common Asian de...

Five Reasons To Study Abroad In Puerto Rico

Isla del encanto, the island of enchantment. This is what Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States in the Caribbean, is called in Spanish. For most people who have visited the small archipelago, the statement does not do justice to its wonders. It...

Hot Tamale! Volunteer Abroad & Savor Guatemala

A volunteer abroad trip isn't complete without feasting on local delicacies — and this is as true in Guatemala as anywhere else in the world. Foreigners who are volunteering in Guatemala and staying with a host family are lucky; they get to sample uniq...

Sun, Fun & Fascination: Studying In Morocco

Morocco, the westernmost country in continental Africa, is everything an exchange student can hope for in a destination, from sandy coastlines to ruins of ancient buildings. A study program in Morocco immerses foreign students in Arabic culture with a ...

Top Reasons to Study Abroad in Jordan

If you are a history buff interested in ancient structures, you might think Egypt would be the ultimate destination. Not all the Egyptians wonders are accessible to students and visitors, though. However, neighboring Jordan hosts a good number of very ...

Five Reasons You'll Want To Study In Fiji

Fiji may be a small country but it is a tourism powerhouse. Being on an archipelago has its advantages, which include pristine beaches and secluded islets. It’s no wonder this tiny South Pacific nation gets its fair share of international students look...

5 Balinese Performances Not To Miss

When choosing a study abroad program in Indonesia, you will soon discover that many courses focus on the performing and visual arts. Indonesians, particularly those inhabiting the southern island of Bali, are very focused on the arts. They are deeply r...