‘Travel’ Posts

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

The Pros and Cons of Teaching Abroad

You’ve decided. Your bag is packed. You’ve kissed your parents, siblings, and especially your dog goodbye. Now you’re ready to board a plane… or are you? I won’t deny teaching abroad has worked out well for me, but I can say that despite my research, I wasn’t ready for everything I’d be dealing with. Before ...

10 Places You Must See In Seoul

10 Places You Must See In Seoul

I’ve been living in Seoul for about a year and three months now, and I’ve seen many things and awesome places. Truly, I have plenty more yet to see, but some structures have influenced me more than others–so much so, that I simply had to visit those locations multiple times. I’ve decided to share with ...

How Travel and Risk Relate to College

How Travel and Risk Relate to College

I’m writing to you while I sit on floor of an airport, Gimpo airport to be exact. It’s a sunny day at the end of July, and I’m about to board a flight with the love of my life to Korea’s “honeymoon island,” or as it’s also known, “Korea’s Hawaii.” Reflecting back on my life ...

6 Reasons I’m Probably Leaving South Korea in 2017

6 Reasons I’m Probably Leaving South Korea in 2017

Oh, Korea! What a lovely run we’ve had together! From all the hours I spent roaming aimlessly around Seokchon Lake and Olympic Park, to all the lovely food I had in Itaewon–and let’s not forget the wonderful shopping in Dongdaemun where new dresses often cost me less than a dollar. Yet, here I am, ready ...

5 Apps for the Best Summer Road Trip

5 Apps for the Best Summer Road Trip

There are plenty of reasons for college students to hop behind the wheel and hit the open road in the summer, from visiting a new campus, to checking out awesome beaches and landmarks. But with gas prices constantly fluctuating and the ever-present possibility of that flat tire or sudden traffic jam, road trips definitely have ...

How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad

How to Stay Safe When Traveling Abroad

Last summer, I went abroad for the first time, and I went entirely by myself. Needless to say, my mom was not very excited when I told her I booked the trip, and she continued to panic about my impending departure as I counted down the days. I had no idea what to expect, and ...

How to Save on Summer Travel

How to Save on Summer Travel

Summer is an ideal time to travel as a college student—school is out, and your responsibilities and obligations are far fewer in number. But, you might find that your budget is holding you back from taking that trip you’ve been dreaming about since the start of spring semester. Whether you’re daydreaming about traveling domestically or ...

10 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Travel

10 Reasons Every 20-Something Should Travel

I can see you now: you’re in a large university lecture hall or hiding in your cubicle, daydreaming about how you’d like to be anywhere but where you are. I don’t blame you. I’ve been where you are now. I know exactly how you feel. Whether it’s a terrible boss, a bout of depression, a ...

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

10 Things I Learned Living and Teaching in South Korea

Currently, I’m in the middle of my last four months of my 1-year teaching contract in South Korea. Throughout that time, I have experienced many ups and downs, “why me?” moments, and “how do I do this?” confusion. I’ve also learned countless things about people, different cultures, and how varied teaching can be. In the ...

Niche Careers: International Educator

Niche Careers: International Educator

It has been about seven months since I decided to leave the only life I’d ever known in the US to move to South Korea to teach English. The reason for my move was part practical and part whimsical. On one hand, I wanted to get teaching experience in order to decide if it could ...

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Studying Abroad

Heading off for a semester (or year) abroad? By most accounts, you can plan on having a life-changing experience of one kind or another. You’ve signed up to something you can talk about for the rest of your life: the time you lived and studied in another country and culture, living it up and learning ...

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

How to Travel Abroad on a Budget

Traveling offers students the chance to broaden their horizons and experience new cultures. It is one thing to read about a culture or a particular world landmark and another to see it up close and in person. Budget difficulties hold many potential travelers back, however, as they begin to add up costs associated with flights, ...

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