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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...

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...

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...

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 ...

5 Reasons to Grab Your Shades & Study Abroad in Fiji ASAP

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...