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8 Compelling Reasons to Learn a Foreign Language

There are so many reasons to learn a foreign language and zero reasons not to acquire this useful skill. Discover eight reasons experts say learning a new language is beneficial. This blog post is brought to you in partnership with Rosetta Stone. 1. Gain a better understanding of other cultures. Language is the key to […]

West Wing and Oval Office Tour – Feeling Like a VIP in DC

When I learned I could bring a guest with me on my West Wing and Oval Office Tour, I knew right away who to ask: my dad. An invitation to visit the White House enabled me to share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with my ever generous, American history buff dad. Why was I invited for a West Wing and Oval Office tour? […]

Study Abroad Because…My Thoughts After the White House Travel Blogger Summit

Study abroad because it kills prejudice, encourages peace and expands opportunities. That was the essence of the messages shared by such leaders as Chief of Staff Denis McDonough at the White House Summit on Global Citizenship and Study Abroad. I was lucky enough to be invited to this event in Washington D.C. as one of […]

Student Volunteer Travel – An Opportunity for Giving & Growth

Rather than partying hardy, many high school students are making the world a better place during their school breaks. Student volunteer travel provides young people with the opportunity to journey abroad with other youth and give hands-on help to those in need. The experience can be life-changing for teens, who learn about life in developing […]

Learning How to Be Happy in France

I became infatuated with France during a trip to Paris with my family when I was 15. I loved the mellifluous language, the curly-cue architecture, the sophisticated fashion, the delectable pastries. Two years later, however, my parents all but had to push me onto an airplane to spend a month living with a French family. […]