5 Tips for Traveling on a Budget

Your 20’s can be one of the best times to travel – fewer commitments and more freedom. But with student loans, rent and car payments, money can be a hurdle that prevents many young adults from reaching dream destinations.

Fortunately there are ways to travel on a budget; through some financial planning and frugal choices you can make your travel dreams a reality. Here are a few of our favorite travel tips to help you maximize your budget.

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Is Graduate School Abroad a Good Fit?

A graduate program is meant to prepare a student for a specific career and give the student the opportunity to immerse themselves in a particular subject. While there are hundreds of graduate schools in the United States to choose from, have you considered studying abroad? Besides a graduate degree, going abroad to continue your education can yield plenty of secondary benefits that you may not have considered yet. Let’s highlight some of the reasons why continuing your education might take you overseas!

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Study Abroad Re-Entry

So you’re back! You’ve now reunited with friends and family and shared countless stories about your adventures, people you met, food you ate, and the parts of your life from abroad that you will miss dearly. Now what? They may have begun to grow tired of your stories that begin with “Well this one time in (name a country)…” or you’ve realized that their lives continued on and you may feel like you’ve missed out on things back home. Your study abroad experience isn’t over. You are in the final stage of study abroad: re-entry.

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What are Norwegian Folk High Schools?

folk_high_schoolYou’re graduating from high school and have plans to work or attend college, but aren’t sure what you want to do. Have you considered taking a gap year and have a break from the cycle of study-paper-exam for a while? A Norwegian folkehøgskole or folk high school is a great way to do this and set yourself on a path of personal development and learning for learning’s sake. The goal is to reflect on who you are and what you want to be. Other traits that may be built in the process are confidence, creativity, maturity, cooperation, attitude, and self-knowledge.

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5 Things You Should Know Before You Study Abroad

reentryPreparing for an study abroad adventure? Taking your studies overseas is often a once in a lifetime experience. Before you ship out, there’s probably a ton of last minute things you’ll need to remember. It’s okay: we’re here to help!

Here are some last minute tips to help you have that extra special time of your life:

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Is Graduate School Abroad a Good Idea?

graduate_abroadA graduate program is an opportunity for a student to immerse themselves in a particular subject and prepare them for a specific career. There are hundreds of graduate schools in the United States to choose from, but have you considered studying abroad? Besides a graduate degree, going abroad to continue your education can yield plenty of secondary benefits that you may not have considered yet. Let’s highlight some of the reasons why continuing your education might take you overseas!

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How Do You Maintain Your Network Abroad?

connected.jpgWhether you are working, studying or interning abroad it is important to think about how your move will influence your network. While living abroad will have many opportunities to expand your social and professional network, it could also be detrimental to the contacts you have in your home country. Consider seriously how you want to remain in contact with individuals while you are travelling. 

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