How to Decide Where to Study Abroad

Honestly, I was a bit intimated to write a post on this topic. Deciding where to study abroad is no easy task. It’s extremely personal, so writing a guide on what factors to consider will differ for everyone’s situation. But, after reading some truly out of whack guides online, I realized I need to pipe up. Deciding where to go abroad is important because it can determine the opportunities you’ll personally get from your experience. Studying abroad is such an incredible experience, you want to make sure you get the most out of it.

Need help deciding where to study abroad? Look no further. This will walk you through how your host country can help your career further on, and how to figure out what country will best help do that. Make the most of this opportunity!

Because there is so much to cover on this, I’m hosting a free webinar that covers all the factors that go into deciding where to study abroad. Here is a brief overview of what it will look like:

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Unconventional Income- Easy Ideas That Work

Unconventional income is one of the greatest benefits of being a millennial. We have the ability to earn money in ways more unique and personalized that simply a 9-5 job. If you want to use unconventional income to fully support yourself, imagine the autonomy you have over all the work you do. You get to say yes or no to everything! You also can use unconventional income to build second (or third!) sources of income. No matter how you want to incorporate it into your life, our generation has redefined income. Here are ideas on how to make an unconventional income of your very own, with your guide to unconventional income included.

 

Want to work for yourself instead of for a company? Or, do you want to make second and third source of income? Here's your guide to ideas for unconventional income that work.

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Make the Most of a 2 Week Vacation

Leaving behind your life on a vacation doesn’t mean you need to abandon opportunities to improve it while away!  I’ve been writing a lot about making the most of studying abroad and traveling abroad. If you can’t tell, I think that’s really important! But, I understand that not everyone has months at a time to pick up and move. There’s still plenty of ways that you can use your vacation to boost your career, expand your horizons, and learn more about the world and yourself! I understand that once and a while we all need vacations simply spent by the pool or on a beach, free of scheduling. But, for the most part, I encourage you to branch out! You’ll actually enjoy it more, I promise!

Even on vacation, you still have the power to learn more about other cultures, yourself and your career. Vacations don't have to be a break from reality (though sometimes that may be what you want)! They can also be chances for to network, learn more about your field in the context of a different country, and absorb other cultures. Click through to learn my pro tips on making this happen, as well as a guide to cold e-mails so you can network all on your own!

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Budget Travel In Your 20s- My 5 Top Tips

Traveling is one of the most important things you can do for yourself in your 20s. Yet, we all know how hard it can be to afford to travel at this time in our lives. Money should not stop us from traveling, though. Here are my personal favorite tips on budget travel in your 20s. Plus! My guide to the 5 travel websites I could not live without for budget travel, and how I use them. Their usage isn’t always as clear as it might seem, so read my breakdown to get the most of each.

If you're traveling in your 20s (which you should!), you need to incorporate budget travel into your vacation. It'll make your vacation so much more affordable and less stressful. These are my favorite tips on how to do it! Plus, the guide to how to use my five travel websites for budget travel.

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The Importance of Study Abroad

This article was written for the Huffington Post. Read it on that platform.

When you hear the words “study abroad,” words like Nutella, wine, Skype, gelato, and H&M likely come to mind.

This idea of a relaxed semester isn’t such a bad thing. College has become so competitive that a semester with a laid back tone can benefit an undergraduate’s experience. However, consider the status of global politics. The benefits of studying abroad are more important than ever. Here’s how and why you can reap those benefits.

Study abroad is an incredible opportunity for students to learn about other cultures and teach others about their own. It's also a great chance to travel, make friends, learn languages, and learn about yourself. But, there's so much more to it than that. Study abroad is more important than ever. Here's why and exactly how you can make the most of it.

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How to Lead a Volunteer Project in College

One of the many benefits of attending a college in the United States are the countless organizations to join, including sororities, clubs, sports teams, and organizations. Many of these have great involvement with philanthropic work. I encourage joining one or many of these organizations and volunteering with them. Not only does it enable you to give back, it also allows you to make friends and boost your resume (no need to pretend!). However, I challenge you to volunteer in a new sort of way and organize your own volunteer project.

In college, you should use the incredible resources you have to lead a volunteer project! It helps you give back to a cause you care about and builds your leadership skills. Click through to learn exactly how and get your free guide to go along.

It is so, so important to organize a volunteer project as a leader at least once in college, and the steps on how best to do it. To make the process easier, this post includes a volunteer project guide. It’ll make sure you’re getting all the relevant information for your project to go smoothly, and help you keep it all in one place.

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