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)

Language learning

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 [...]