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Noah Peden

Noah Peden

"20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. Explore. Dream. Discover."

Noah is a recent International Studies and Spanish graduate from Colorado State University and has lived in Thailand, the Philippines, Brazil, Spain, and Peru. In June 2014, Noah will begin placement as a Peace Corps volunteer on a TEFL project in Mongolia.

Articles By Noah Peden

A Guide to High School Programs Abroad in Africa Published 16 Feb 2017

From the sands of Egypt to the flat top mountains of South Africa, from the stampedes of Kenya to the glittering shores of Mozambique, spending a portion of your high school years in Africa offers benefits as boundless as the Sahara Desert itself. Wit...

A Guide to Off Road Driving Adventures Abroad Published 23 Nov 2016

Whether you seek off-road adventures on an ATV or long for dirt bike vacations, there are many ways to experience the lush, ridiculous beauty of the world from backcountry roads. How does maneuveringaround geysers in the Arctic Circle sound? What abou...

A Guide to Working Abroad in the Netherlands Published 11 Nov 2016

When considering working abroad in Europe, does the idea of working in a highly progressive nation attract you? If so, then the Netherlands might be just the place for you to find a job abroad. Home to lazy canals, an unparalleled art scene, some of t...

A Guide to Working Abroad in the Caribbean Published 09 Sep 2016

Ask yourself this: if your job was located in the middle of a tropical island, surrounded by sandy beaches and glittering turquoise waters, is it actually work? Made up of over 7000 islands, less than 10 percent of which are populated, the Caribbean i...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Indonesia Published 06 Sep 2016

Indonesia has about 8,000 inhabited islands, so you may wonder how it’s possible for the country to have even MORE adventures. Well, in Indonesia, anything is possible, even flyboarding 15 meters in the air. White water rafting, surfing, feeding...

A Guide to Portuguese Language Programs in Brazil Published 05 Sep 2016

Learning Portuguese is the key to unlocking the two of the most amazing parts of Brazil: the music and the people. The samba scene, the Amazon, the colonial towns, and the friendly locals are just some of the many reasons to fall irrevocably in love w...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Fiji Published 31 Aug 2016

Fiji is a Pacific archipelago famed for its mountainous and rugged landscape. Filled with crystal clear lagoons, white sand beaches, and huge number of eco-adventure activities from scuba diving among corals to mountain climbing, it’s no wonder ...

A Guide to Horseback Riding Adventures Abroad Published 30 Aug 2016

Horseback riding has been the way of transportation for millions of people for thousands of years. Why not keep humanity’s traditional alive while embarking on your next adventure abroad? Whether it’s going on a horseback safari in Africa ...

A Guide to Volunteering as a Tutor Abroad Published 23 Aug 2016

If you have a passion for stuffing your brain with knowledge and learning and passing on treasure chests full of information to others, volunteering as a tutor abroad may be right up your alley. Not every country in the world has equal education oppor...

A Guide to Civil Engineering Jobs Abroad Published 19 Aug 2016

Job hunting is already a difficult process, and searching for a civil engineering job is almost as difficult as taking a class about the “mechanics of fatigue and fracture.” Yikes! Obtaining a civil engineer job abroad will help broaden yo...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Buenos Aires Published 18 Aug 2016

Argentina has been luring in travelers and expats for decades. With salt flats to the north, sublime mountain ranges to the west, Iguazu Falls to the east, and the end of the world on its southern tip, it’s no surprise that Argentina is an attra...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Bariloche Published 17 Aug 2016

Formally known as San Carlos de Bariloche, this gorgeous town, now simply referred to as Bariloche, is set in the middle of Nahuel Huapi National Park. Bariloche not only has dozens of summer and winter activities (skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and...

A Guide to Multi-Country Volunteer Programs Abroad Published 16 Aug 2016

Volunteering abroad is a great way to see the world, build your resume, and make a positive difference in the world. What’s the only thing that could possibly make this better? How about fitting in more than one country on your trip? A multi-cou...

A Guide to TEFL Courses in Ireland Published 16 Aug 2016

From leprechaun lores to medieval castles and historic pubs, there are more reasons to drop whatever you’re doing and go to Ireland than there are clovers in the fields. The music, the people, and the friendly atmosphere drive travelers to the h...

A Guide to Web Design Jobs Abroad Published 11 Aug 2016

Some of the best perks of being a web designer include the salary, flexibility, and, most importantly, the ability to work almost anywhere. So why not take your talents to cafés in Paris, the bumping streets in Rio de Janeiro, or beach towns in...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Brazil Published 02 Aug 2016

With white sand beaches galore, hoppin’ metropolitan cities from north to south, the vastness of the Amazon, and sport teams donning all colors of jerseys, Brazil is land of contrasts and discovery. One day you can be floating down a river in a ...

A Guide to Portuguese Language Programs Abroad Published 28 Jul 2016

Portuguese is right behind Spanish and French as the most popular Romance language. It is also a gateway to samba, beaches, steakhouses, colonial history, and more. As an added bonus, Portuguese is a very easy language to learn, with solid conjugation...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Mongolia Published 25 Jul 2016

One of the few countries in the world that has not been colonized by a Western nation, Mongolia is just waiting to be explored and experienced; no walls can stop you! From the steppes in the east and to the Gobi Desert in the south to the forests in t...

A Guide to A Guide to Degrees Abroad in Brazil Published 22 Jul 2016

Brazil is home not only to some of the best beaches, festive soccer matches, exotic nightlife, and happy-go-lucky people in the world, but also to some of the most elite, prestigious universities in South America. From the bustling metropolises of Sao...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Cairns Published 14 Jul 2016

G’day mate! Do you know what’s better than getting to pet a cuddly koala? Studying abroad in that koala’s homeland. Doorway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest, and a great base to go on treks into the Cape York Wilderness...

A Guide to Language Study Abroad in Sweden Published 28 Jun 2016

Imagine a place where you take language classes in the morning, shop in the height of fashion in the afternoon, and take evening hikes in virgin forest with Viking ruins around every bend. To top it all off, every meal is a delight ‘cause the pl...

A Guide to Arabic Language Programs Abroad Published 22 Jun 2016

From northwest Africa to southwest Asia, Arabic is natively spoken by more than 290 million people and is one of the most useful languages any traveler can learn. With its guttural lyrics and musical qualities, Arabic is a language that requires pract...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Turkey Published 03 Jun 2016

Spanning two continents, Turkey has been home to at least four empires, and has, without a doubt, some of the tastiest food in the Mediterranean. From the balloons in the sky across Cappadocia to historic yet hip Istanbul, Turkey consistently fascinat...

A Guide to Studying Computer Programming Abroad Published 24 May 2016

One of the most in demand job markets in the world right now, computer programming skills are quickly becoming must-haves for the up and coming generation of college students. Because of this, there is a burgeoning area of study abroad that offers com...

A Guide to Studying Culture Abroad Published 05 May 2016

Whether you’re trying to fill some electives or vamp up your second language degree, studying culture abroad is a no-brainer. Culture study abroad programs really put you in the thick of it; analyzing power structures and social phenomenon in ot...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Greece Published 25 Jul 2017

Ready to go from zero to hero? When we think of studying abroad in Greece, images of emerald islands, a rebound from tough economic times, the delightful waft of lamb kabobs, and yes, a baby pegasus, comes to mind. But that is just scratching the surf...

A Guide to Accounting Degrees Abroad Published 27 Apr 2016

If your personal Christmas is April 16 and you can’t resist cheap cheeseburgers on tax day, you’ve come to the right place. Accounting majors know that breadth of experience counts. Financial systems are a business way of life, and those m...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Prague Published 27 Apr 2016

As the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague has been a hub of culture and activity in Europe since the Middle Ages. Referred to as the “Crown of the World,” this bohemian city is known for its countless palaces, cathedrals, and long-stand...

A Guide to Degrees Abroad in Canada Published 12 Apr 2016

The second largest country in the world, with pristine wilderness, more maple syrup than you can stomach, two national languages (English and French), and dozens of reputable universities, Canada is unsurprisingly ranked highly among top places to liv...

A Guide to Working Abroad in the United Kingdom Published 12 Apr 2016

There’s one big word when it comes to jobs in the UK: diversity. Spread across four nations, the United Kingdom is a gold mine of opportunities to expand your professional knowledge through working abroad. Whether you’d like to sew costume...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Thailand Published 23 Mar 2016

Three words: Mango. Sticky. Rice. From incredibly affordable, yet delectable, street food (pad thai from a food stall is no joke) to white sand beaches galore to majestic Buddhist temples and beyond, Thailand is a dream destination for all types of tr...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in France Published 22 Mar 2016

Your first introduction to France may’ve been Lumière’s song and dance across the dinner table, but its so much more than that. The French do not like to rush; their appreciation of artistic quality emphasizes this, whether it is in...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Peru Published 17 Mar 2016

Want to get some easy Spanish credit in a country that is considered to have one of the clearest accents in the world? Want to study an ancient empire or go on unparalleled jungle and mountain adventures? Peru remains THE place to study abroad in Sout...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Argentina Published 20 Jun 2017

With modern-day cowboys, known as gauchos, riding across the plains and families of penguins waddling along its southern shores, Argentina is a nation like no other. As the second-largest country in South America, it manages to wrap its expansive bord...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Sydney Published 14 Mar 2016

This city of sunshine is a dream for study abroad students and needs little introduction. The name itself sends imagery of a paradise city perched on the edge of a giant, wild continent. Equipped with golden beaches and dazzling nightlife, Sydney&rsqu...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Vietnam Published 03 Feb 2016

One of the most scenic and historically diverse countries in Southeast Asia, Vietnam offers interns something that few countries can: an experience that walks the line between corporate office work and backpacking adventure. From Halong Bay to Hanoi, ...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Poland Published 01 Feb 2016

Poland sits in northeastern Europe and is a highly developed, stable country in terms of its economy and government. Located at the confluence of the Slav, Germanic, Latinate, and Byzantine worlds, Poland has a culture unlike any other in Europe. In f...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Switzerland Published 28 Jan 2016

YOOODDELLLEEEEOOOO!!! Did our amazing Swiss yodeling get your attention? Well we hope so, because Switzerland, the mountainous home to silky smooth chocolate and four languages, is an outrageously awesome place to volunteer abroad. As a well developed...

A Guide to TEFL Courses in the United Arab Emirates Published 19 Jan 2016

Made up of seven different emirates, each ruled by their own emir, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is a land of luxury, oil, coasts, lakes, and deserts. From Abu Dhabi to Dubai, people of all backgrounds can find something to enjoy in the UAE, in fact,...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Berlin Published 14 Jan 2016

Home to the highest population in Germany, Berlin is no stranger to history, culture, and nightlife. Constantly ranked highest among favorite world cities, Berlin may not be the stereotypical destination for volunteering abroad. Even so, Germany strug...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in South America Published 14 Jan 2016

South America a continent of wonders, which you probably already know thanks to the infamous Amazon rainforest and those bazillion photos of Machu Picchu floating around the internet. But interning abroad in South America will allow you to dive deeper...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Madagascar Published 18 Dec 2015

Home to wildlife that literally can’t be found anywhere else (including the famous lemur), Madagascar is the perfect destination for biology internships abroad. Whether you want to intern in wildlife conservation in Ranomafana National Park, tak...

A Guide to Working Abroad in Turkey Published 09 Dec 2015

Just saying the word “Turkey” brings to mind indulgence, fat pants, and a post-feast nap. I mean, uh, it brings to mind thoughts of a stunning Mediterranean coast, a rich history that spans three different empires, and one of the most incr...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Ethiopia Published 16 Oct 2015

Ethiopia is the oldest nation in Africa, and the only one on the continent that has not been colonized by Europeans. Believed by some to be the birthplace of mankind, Ethiopia is an amazingly diverse place with a landscape and history like no other, a...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Bangkok Published 02 Oct 2015

Nicknamed the Paris of Asia, Bangkok is a city of wonders, from its floating markets to the biggest horizontal Buddha statue in the world. Due to its importance as the economic and political center of Southeast Asia, Bangkok has experienced growth and...

A Guide to Teaching Abroad in Mongolia Published 18 Jun 2015

Land of the Blue Sky, Chinggis Khaan (Ghengis Khan), and boiled meat galore, Mongolia is ideal for teachers who are also seeking a crazy adventure into a harsh winter and landscape. With an abundance of schools seeking English teachers, it is easy to ...