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Study Abroad Apartments: 10 Packing Tips When Studying Abroad

January 2017

If you’re one of the thousands of students who will be studying abroad this semester, it’s about time to start packing. While the thought of such a long stretch away from home (and your closet) is overwhelming, there’s no need to fear the cavern of your huge suitcase or the mountain of clothes you’ve prematurely plucked from your closet. Instead, use these 10 key packing tips to pack swiftly and smartly for all your upcoming adventures abroad.


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Medium: Why Millennial Hillary are Questioning Their Existence

November 2016

In the wake of America’s decision on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 to elect Donald J. Trump and Mike Pence to the positions of President and Vice President, I, along with many other millennials who voted for Hillary might appear a bit dramatic. My Facebook is a string of statuses of sadness, disbelief, and disappointment. We are shocked, horrified, and unstable. We are posting, tweeting, sharing articles to apologize to each other and the world for this decision and what it implies. I’ve heard it from relatives, friends overseas, and older generations that we need to calm down. So, why are we freaking out so badly?


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Immersion Travel Magazine: The Rise of the International Internship

October 2016

At the start of each semester, the big question circling around American college campuses is, “What did you do this summer?” For several years, students have spent their summers jumping on opportunities that will boost their resumes, or even guarantee a job placement upon graduation. While internships in major U.S. cities were once the standard solution, employers and students now recognize that international experiences are providing students with the skills to succeed in a global economy and competitive job market.


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Intern Queen: Your First 5 Post-Abroad Career Steps

September 2016

Coming back from being abroad is never easy. You’ve had the time of your life, learned so much, and now you’re back home wondering, what now? Whether intended or not, while studying, interning, volunteering, or even simply traveling abroad, you developed amazing career skills that are coveted in the job market today. Now that you’re home, it’s time to translate that abroad experience into your next internship. With your time overseas fresh in your mind, take these five post-abroad career steps.


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Sonderers Travel Magazine: Finding Pohoda

July 2016

My life has always been very on-the-go — going between my divorced parent’s houses, going to classes and club meetings all across my college campus, and now, going to work and then out and about in NYC. Unintentionally, I was brought up to understand that living meant doing as much as possible. Then, upon graduating and accepting a Fulbright grant to teach English abroad for one year, I left that bubble and discovered another kind of living. Due to its unique history, language, traditions, and holidays, the Czech Republic has a very different culture than that of my upbringing in the Northeastern United States. But one aspect stood out to me as being both fascinating and impossible to grasp: pohoda.


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The Write Life: 5 Easy Ways to Fight Writer’s Block in Your Second Language

June 2016

Writer’s block afflicts all great writers.Suddenly the words just won’t come out and you’re stuck sitting in front of your notebook or computer screen full of frustration. There are plenty of great articles out there with general tips about how to beat writer’s block. Now think about writing not just in your first language, but your second (third or fourth).


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About.com: Top 5 Reasons Your Next Internship Should be Overseas

May 2016

While internships in major U.S. cities were once the standard solution, employers and students now recognize that international experiences are increasingly providing students with the skills to succeed in a global economy and competitive job market. Whether through a study abroad program or a hands-on internship, experiential learning is becoming the hot ticket item on the resumes of recent graduates.


European Association for International EducationEuropean Association for International Education: The ‘write’ to learn from each other: higher education in the Czech Republic

September 2014

Opportunities to study abroad are increasingly popular and possible and students choose these experiences with an eagerness for challenges and adventures. Yet when embarking into the world of international education, students may face clashes between cultures, languages, and learning styles. I learned this as an American-study-abroad-student in Prague, and again when I returned to the Czech Republic as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) through the J.W. Fulbright U.S. Student Program.


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Connect To Learn: First Term Report Cards Show High Marks for CTL Scholarship Recipients

September 19, 2012

In January 2012 Connect To Learn launched 5 new scholarship programs across sub-Saharan Africa.  183 scholarships were awarded to girls in the Millennium Villages of Dertu, Kenya; Sauri, Kenya; Mayange, Rwanda; Mbola, Tanzania; and Ruhiira, Uganda. First term report cards for CTL scholarship recipients show a strong commitment among our students to achieve high marks and demonstrate outstanding academic performance, with a large number of students scoring among the tops of their classes.