Posts Tagged ‘study abroad’

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Life in a Sack

Life in a Sack chronicles the travels of Paul Duan. Though currently “locked down” in a day job (money pays for travel), he has been writing about his past experiences and recent explorations. Paul’s not a self-professed “adrenaline junkie” but he has done his share of “adrenaline-producing” fun stuff – like biking Bolivia’s “Death Road”.

Parisian Spring

Tanya is an American in her final semester as a graduate student who decided to ditch Washington D.C. and study in Paris instead. (Interview with Tanya)

Parisian Spring: Interview with Tanya Brothen

Paris. For many people, it is the quintessential travel destination. Quite simply, it is the place to go.

Tanya Brothen is a graduate student who decided to shift pace and move to Paris for the final semester of her Master's Degree in International Affairs. Was Paris her ultimate dream destination?

TravelBlogs caught up with Tanya to find out whether the City of Lights lives up to all the hype.

Semester Abroad in Mongolia: Interview with Evan Buxbaum

Mongolia isn't the first place that comes to mind for most students thinking about studying overseas for a semester. But for Evan Buxbaum, Mongolia was exactly the kind of place he wanted to spend his semester in 2004.

In the years since his time in Mongolia, Evan has finished university, travelled around the world on his own, and finally returned home to New York, where he works as a writer, actor and director.

TravelBlogs caught up with Evan to hear more about his experiences in Mongolia and the rest of the world.

The Daily Transit

Many passionate travellers remember their first time on the road with fondness.

Whether it's the immersion in a foreign culture or language, the chance to step out on your own, or simply the enlightenment that comes with experiencing a place you're unfamiliar with, that first trip is a profound moment in the lives of travellers.

For Ben Hancock, that first trip came a few years ago, when he headed off to Seoul, South Korea, to study for a year. This initial plunge was enough to inspire him with a deep passion for travelling. Whether he's on the road or not, he uses his blog, The Daily Transit, to share his reflection, essays, poetry and narratives on daily journeys.


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