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I’m a macaron-loving, coffee-drinking, Swiss-American copywriter. Having grown up on both sides of the Atlantic, I’ve developed a penchant for all things chocolate and the perfect BBQ ribs. More than anything else, though, I love learning new languages and exploring new places.

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Learn English with these 11 free podcasts

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Finding the love of your life abroad – An EF love story

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d reveal one our favorite real-life love stories. Meet Roci...

10 reasons to take a “smart vacation”

If you’re a young professional in today’s fast-paced world, you know that work doesn’t stop at the office; cellphones ...

How to find the perfect travel buddy: a checklist

Picture this: you’re studying abroad or have just moved to a new city (or even country) for school or work. You’re sup...

5 best bakeries in Paris and vocab you need to know

Step inside a Parisian bakery, and you’ll experience a magical whirlwind of warm buttery croissants, colorful macarons...

How to make a multilingual relationship work: 6 tips

We all know there’s a ‘language of love’ – but what happens when love is spoken in different languages? Or, more preci...

How to fit in in France: 8 dos & don’ts

Ah, France – the home of crispy baguettes, delicious pastries and exquisite wine. France is all about enjoying the fin...

How to make the most of your American college experience

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

Tandem language learning: an introduction

Having a tandem partner is the best. And no, by “tandem partner” I’m not talking about two people who share a bike. I ...

8 tips to ace your first week at a new job

Starting a new job is just like the first day of school: you’re worried about what you’re wearing and whether you’ll m...

10 things that only those who lived in the US understand

From the towering skyscrapers of New York to the rolling hills of San Francisco, the United States will never cease to...

10 hidden gems in Rome

Mention the Eternal City and most people already picture themselves on a glossy red vespa, whizzing past the Colosseum...