Bilingual is better (just don't believe all the hype)

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THE BEST WAY TO BOOST YOUR BRAINPOWER? LEARN A LANGUAGE

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9 reasons why English rules

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10 best summer cities in the world

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Travel like a pro: Packing checklist for any kind of trip

Travel tips

Travel like a pro: Packing checklist for any kind of trip

By on 06/28/2016

Whether packing weeks in advance is your jam, or your pre-departure ritual involves you throwing crumpled shirts into a bag and praying you’ve grabbed [...]

The time is now: 8 reasons to learn a new language

Language learning

The time is now: 8 reasons to learn a new language

By on 06/26/2016

Almost everyone can name one language they want to learn – Japanese is on my bucket list. But almost everyone has myriad excuses why they are not yet [...]

Student stories

MOA

MOA - So many new smells, sights, feelings; it’s dizzying

MOA
“I have experienced so much, more than I ever thought I would experience.”

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Student stories

Nadja

Nadja - Life is magical

Nadja
“Life is magical. I don’t think I have ever appreciated every day in my life as much as I do now. And I guess it’s something I have learned by being here, and hopefully something I will bring home with me.”

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Student stories

Sandra

Sandra - Many experiences richer

Sandra
“I knew before traveling that I would probably be a little bit homesick. I also knew that I would regret it my entire life if I didn’t go...”

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Student stories

Denise

Denise - Life in paradise

Denise
“Guys, I live in paradise! Even the way to school is one of the highlights of my day...”

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Student stories

Begonia

Begonia - Oxford love

Begonia
“You know how it is in Oxford. Everything is always so wonderful, even when it rains! I believe that this city is comparable to love…”

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14 (more) Japanese words with no English translations

By on 06/24/2016

While my first post about Japanese words with no English translation was centered around words that have to do with work, this second part takes a look at another pivotal part of Japanese culture: the [...]

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Paris like a Parisian: 9 insider tips for summer

Culture calling   |   Travel tips

Paris like a Parisian: 9 insider tips for summer

By on 06/21/2016

Every season in Paris has its appeal and summer is no exception. The summer months are a great time to explore the Parisian outdoors and to linger on [...]

Culture calling

10 Things to Eat in Japan

By on 06/19/2016

When people think of Japanese food, they tend to just think of sushi or ramen. However, Tokyo has more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other [...]

Culture calling   |   Language learning   |   Travel tips

Gap Year Guide to Europe

By on 06/17/2016

Gap years come in a variety of destinations and itineraries: Learning a language, getting international experience, or exploring the world one country [...]

Culture calling

How to Tea: An introduction to British tea culture

By on 06/14/2016

Even though “A day without tea is a day without joy.” is a Chinese proverb, the British sure have perfected their own tea culture - and who can blame [...]

Language learning

13 Japanese Words With No English Translation

By on 06/12/2016

Whether it’s seeing majestic Mount Fuji from your window on a bullet train, eating your weight in Katsudon (a breaded and fried pork cutlet with egg [...]

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More questions every first-time study abroad student has

By on 06/10/2016

Hooray, you arrived at your destination! We hope that everything went smoothly and your new home away from home is as awesome as you imagined it would [...]

Football Facts: 6 things you must know about England

By on 06/09/2016

The English national team might be perennial underachievers, but that won’t stop this football-mad nation getting behind their team come tournament time. Here’s all you need to know about The Three [...]

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Football Facts: 7 Things You Must Know About Germany

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Football Facts: 7 Things You Must Know About Germany

By on 06/08/2016

No matter the tournament, the German football team is a force to be reckoned with: There’s always a lot of buzz surrounding the Deutsche [...]

Football Vocab: Get ready for game day in 5 languages

Language learning

Football Vocab: Get ready for game day in 5 languages

By on 06/07/2016

Euro 2016 is finally here: From June 10 to July 10, 2016, 24 nations from across the continent will battle it out to be named European champions. [...]

Football Facts: 6 Things You Must Know About Italy

By on 06/06/2016

Italians take football very seriously, and they definitely have the track record to prove it. Feel like you don’t know that much about the team in blue? No worries, we have your back – these six facts [...]

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Questions every first-time study abroad student has

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Questions every first-time study abroad student has

By on 06/05/2016

Getting ready to study abroad for the first time is exciting, but you might have a question or three: What should I pack and how much of it? Do I need [...]