Gateway to paradise: Honolulu Infographic

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Gateway to paradise: Honolulu Infographic

By on 04/29/2016

Honolulu is the city of mosts - it’s the most remote city of its size in the world, both the westernmost and the southernmost major city in the United [...]

English words that sound different around the world (2)

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English words that sound different around the world (2)

By on 04/26/2016

We’re back with another comparison of English words from around the globe. In case you missed our last edition of the megabattle, here’s how it works: [...]

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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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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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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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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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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Barcelona: 8 insider tips to live la vida local

By on 04/24/2016

Barcelona is one of Europe’s most strikingly, fabulously, poignantly, and intensely beautiful cities. Sandwiched between the mountains and the sea, it’s like the rainbow ice cream your mother wouldn’t [...]

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Know thy selfie: How to take the perfect travel selfie

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Know thy selfie: How to take the perfect travel selfie

By on 04/22/2016

The Oxford Dictionary defines a selfie as "a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via [...]

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Coffee around the world: What to order where

By on 04/19/2016

The best days start with a steaming mug of coffee. Or in an exciting new city or country. Thankfully, coffee of all sizes and varieties has taken the [...]

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Santa Barbara: the ultimate visitors’ guide

By on 04/17/2016

Take a generous serving of spectacular scenery with both mountains and beaches, and combine it with year-round sunshine and extremely pleasant [...]

Language learning

When bad grammar happens to good songs (Episode 1)

By on 04/15/2016

People always say that singing along to songs can help you learn English - but what if the people who wrote the lyrics weren’t quite sure about all of [...]

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How to make the most of your American college experience

By on 04/12/2016

“Man, I love college,” is a common refrain and not just a line in one of rapper Asher Roth’s most famous songs. And quite frankly, we’re not [...]

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How to go to the mall – the American way

By on 04/10/2016

When you think of America, you probably envision cheeseburgers, Coca-Cola, New York City, and Hollywood. All correct and awesome but let’s not forget [...]

How to make the most of your first study abroad trip

By on 04/08/2016

Few experiences offer as many learning opportunities as spending time abroad. However, close your eyes, and you’ll find those weeks and months disappear like sand through a sieve. A much better plan? [...]

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10 celebrities that speak a foreign language

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10 celebrities that speak a foreign language

By on 04/07/2016

If you met Bradley Cooper at a restaurant and managed to muster up the courage to speak to him, would you do it in English? What if Mila Kunis stood [...]

10 things only those who lived in Germany understand

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10 things only those who lived in Germany understand

By on 04/05/2016

Germany has way more to offer than amazing cars, cozy Biergartens, and picturesque castles: The country in the heart of Europe also boasts a high [...]

10 tips for making friends while traveling

By on 04/03/2016

Beside all the adventures and memories, meeting new people and making friends from around the world is what makes traveling so much fun. Travelers, backpackers, and globetrotters all know what it [...]

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11 best cities for your post-graduation trip

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11 best cities for your post-graduation trip

By on 04/01/2016

Congratulations, all that studying and paper-writing is over! With graduation come not only more sleep and less cafeteria food, but also an open door [...]