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Troy Peden

Troy Peden Founder of GoAbroad.com

"Ones destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things." Henry Miller

Troy Peden is a study abroad pioneer and the founder of GoAbroad.com, the first website devoted to meaningful travel opportunities. He has studied abroad, attended language schools, volunteered, worked, and traveled in multiple countries the world over.

Articles By Troy Peden

4 People to Contact to Get Your Study Abroad Plans Rolling Published 15 Feb 2017

For so many students all over the world, studying abroad is the defining moment in their education that changes their life forever. It’s true, once you’re immersed in another part of the world, nothing will be quite the same afterward. While some stude...

6 Ways Studying Abroad Impacts Your Life Published 11 Jan 2017

Studying abroad may be that defining moment in your education that impacts you for life. Leaving your home university for a semester, summer, or even a full year is a huge, but well worth-it, risk. Before you depart, you’ll need to mentally prepare you...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Nepal Published 22 Aug 2016

The journey of a lifetime awaits you high in the Himalayas. From the towering peaks of Mt. Everest to the glimmering lakes and sweeping valleys below, Nepal encompasses one of the most geographically magnificent areas in the world. It is a very spirit...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Tacloban City Published 17 Dec 2014

The Philippines is a culturally rich and economically challenged country of thousands of islands and hundreds of ethnic groups. The island of Leyte is located among the Visayan Islands in the central Philippines. Famous for the mythical, rebellious, a...

Why Study Abroad is Perfect for Psychology Majors Published 01 May 2014

Study abroad professionals are sometimes baffled by the high number of undergraduates studying Psychology abroad. But, there are some obvious connections, as well as some less than apparent reasons, why studying overseas appeals to psychology students ...

Some Tips for Language Learning Abroad Published 22 Jul 2013

If you are studying, volunteering or interning abroad in a non-English speaking destination language learning is probably a high priority for you. Some people claim they are not great at learning languages, and yet they speak perfect English. More accu...

How To Persuade Your Parents to Let You Study Abroad Published 22 Jul 2013

You just like many of your classmates, housemates, friends, and maybe even siblings would like to do a high school study abroad program. Perhaps the fantasy has gotten to the point of near tangibility. You know where you want to go and what you want to...

Tips for a Great Experience Learning Spanish in Guatemala

So you want to learn Spanish, to take a crash course as a novice, to brush up on some rusty skills, to pick up some business or health-care Spanish for your job, or simply to enjoy a cultural and educational trip. If learning Spanish quickly and afford...

Top Mistakes To Avoid When Studying Abroad

So you're leaving to study abroad! You are about to have the time of your life — your friends back home are so jealous — and you are going to do this up right! For most students, studying abroad is the single most memorable thing they'll do in their un...

¡Buena Suerte! 10 Tips To Learn Spanish

Guatemala has been a mecca for Spanish Language study in Latin America for decades. Prospective study abroad students are attracted to the rich indigenous culture, the colorful geography, and the affordable language classes. The great climate and the a...

Ten Bad Reasons NOT to Study Abroad Published 31 Jul 2017

Are you considering studying abroad or perhaps even longing to but still hear a little nagging voice in the back of your mind that holds you back? Perhaps there is more than just yourself to persuade. Instead of a voice in the back of your mind there a...