“US University Delegation Arrives in Israel to Forge New Study Abroad Partnerships”

“US University Delegation Arrives in Israel to Forge New Study Abroad Partnerships”

By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI

“A delegation of 13 representatives from leading universities and study abroad programs in the United States arrived in Israel for a weeklong visit, geared toward developing new study abroad collaborations with Israeli institutions.
Masa Israel Journey, a partnership between the Jewish Agency and the government, organized the visit along with the Foreign Ministry.
While in Israel, the delegation, comprised of. . . .”

 

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“Tech Tips For Travel To Latin America”

“Tech Tips For Travel To Latin America”

by Ariel Coro via “Huffington Post

“After a long journey visiting relatives back home in South America or the Caribbean this holiday season, it would be well advised to arrive to your hotel well prepared. I recommend traveling armed with the right gadgets and tech that save space, are light and have multiple functions. Below are a few suggestions for your next trip abroad.

For travelers who enjoy photography, instead of lugging around a big camera, you can now carry, just the lens. What do I mean? Sony just released the Cybershot QX10, a wireless zoom lens for your smartphone. It connects to the lens through 
Wi-Fi and you can operate it using the Sony Play Memories app to take photos, videos and control the zoom lens. . . . .”

 

 

“Cheap Travel Tips for International Students”

“Cheap Travel Tips for International Students”

by Katelyn Ruiz via “US News


“Many international students have already seen parts of the world and the insides of airports in locations that many American college students can only dream about. So, semester breaks provide the perfect chance for international students to do some local exploration.

During my first Christmas break as a student abroad, I had almost three weeks of free days to fill up. Some of  . . . .”

 

“19 Things You’ll Appreciate Only If You Studied Abroad”

“19 Things You’ll Appreciate Only If You Studied Abroad”

by Suzy Strutner via “Huffington Post

“Because as someone famous once said, “the best things you learn aren’t learned in a classroom.”

1. Contrary to every mother’s belief, you won’t even feel sick if you eat gelato for every meal.
Or pizza. Or crepes. Or empanadas. Or anything in the top, bad-for-you section of the food pyramid. We’re on a budget here, people. . . . .”

 

The Ultimate Packing Guide For International Explorers

The Ultimate Packing Guide For International Explorers

by Sarah Smith via FOOD À LA FAC”

“Well, I leave the good ol’ USA in about 3 days and 15 hours (but nobody’s counting). I gotta tell you- things feel pretty weird. I’m  in limbo where I have all this excitedly nervous energy emitting from my poofy blonde locks…..but I havent actually left yet. However, getting to pack does put some of that unused energy into something a bit more productive. And, as you guessed, I LOVE PACKING. I love suitcases, I love luggage tags and I love those little cute travel-sized body washes and shampoos from Target. . . .”

 

“Studying Abroad Without Leaving the Classroom”

“Studying Abroad Without Leaving the Classroom”

by Gene Hickok, Lucas Welch via “US News”

“In today’s interconnected world, our security and prosperity do not come from within our borders alone. We are increasingly interdependent on countries and individuals around the globe for our safety. In order for our nation to thrive, we must invest in thoughtful relationships with Africans, Asians, Latinos, Europeans, Middle Easterners and so forth.

These relationships must not be limited to diplomats, military and political leaders. Perhaps our most important diplomats are our nation’s students – our future leaders, our future opinion-shapers, our future businessmen. . . . .”

Bringing Global Home

“Bringing Global Home”

by Wendy B. Libby via “Huffington Post

“Study abroad. Perhaps no other experience has the ability to so swiftly and absolutely change students’ lives and prepare them for any opportunity the world might offer.

It’s widely acknowledged that immersing yourself in another culture and language stretches your view of the world. It provides experience in managing and navigating unique situations. It develops your confidence and helps you achieve personal growth while imparting concrete skills that last a lifetime. Not only are these core characteristics that we seek to instill in our students at Stetson University, but they are also critical – with a nod toThomas Friedman – to navigating our shrunken, flattened world. . . .”