Homesickness Happens

Homesickness happens. Its part of studying abroad, as much as exploring and learning new things are. It’s natural for humans to crave the familiarity (even if it is boring) of home. It doesn’t always take the form of long-tearful phone calls to relatives, or the desire to get on a

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Stepping Outside Your Comfort Zone

I had the opportunity to study abroad in Australia last fall. It was my first time leaving the country and naturally I was anxious to go. I knew the semester would hold a lot of first time experiences for me. Even simple activities, like taking the bus would become new

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Cultural Explorers – Win $250 from STA

Great “Cultural Explorers” photo contest by Glimpse.org (a magazine by the National Geographic Society) – $250 for just sending them your pics! Enter by August 31 for a chance to win a $250 STA Travel voucher. They are looking for photos of people working or volunteering abroad, interacting with locals,

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I Need a Break!

There is information that every college student has to know. Information such as when and how to register for classes, how to find their way around campus and the town, how to interact with professors and other students. There is a lot to remember and worry about in college life.

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Dorm Room Dining

If it’s microwavable and ready to eat in less than ten minutes it’s perfect for “dorm room dining.”  While these probably are not the healthiest foods to keep in your room, they are definitely some of the most popular. My top 7 dorm food cravings: 1. Ramen Noodles – These

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