Daniel Epstein – named one of Inc. magazine’s top 30 entrepreneurs under the age of 30 and one of Forbes’ most impactful entrepreneurs – is a champion of unreasonable ideas.
South Africa is an immensely interesting and unique country. I have been learning about its history, politics and culture in my classes on the ship and have found it to be one of the most fascinating countries I’ve ever studied or visited. Read more…
As an avid reader of articles titled something along the lines of “What I would tell my college self”, I can tell you what 99.9% of them agree on, and that’s travel while you can.
In the years leading up to freedom from the 9-to-5 view from the cubicle, many people place more focus on preparing their finances than on making sure they are emotionally ready.
Alicia Butler Now is that moment when I realize it is not a dream. This is my reality. In three months, I will have traveled half of the world. Experienced new cultures, met new people, made friendships that will last a lifetime and most of all, have had the time of my life.
Our ceramic sugar and flour containers now have more space on our kitchen counter. The telephone with its spiraling cord has been neatly stashed away in the closet basement and our cell phones have become our main squeeze.
Cuba will break your heart. There are outdoor cafés, nightclubs, fancy restaurants. There are happy times. But there is also crumbling infrastructure. And shanty towns. And the boat carcasses that remind you of Cubans’ failed attempts to reach the mainland.
The ‘Semester at Sea’ programme of the University of Virginia, USA, takes students to 12 countries over an almost four-month-long voyage.
The popularity of study-abroad programs has increased over the past years, but prospective students may be leery of the cost associated with them. The good news is that the cost really isn’t much greater than the price of a semester’s tuition.
It doesn’t matter what the career plan is after graduation, area college students say studying abroad has changed their lives and influenced their mindset on personal and cultural ideas.
Before this trip, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from Vietnam and Cambodia. On one hand, I had heard wonderful things about the natural beauty, the rich history and the fun people, all of which make this part of the world so special. However, there is also the fact that both of these countries have experienced some of the most horrific events in history, just in the past few decades. Even now, both countries are struggling with poverty and restrictions on individual rights, although their situations are improving all the time. My experience there, even though there were moments of intense sadness and horror, was overwhelmingly positive and hopeful.
The clothing company and philanthropic organization Serengetee is beginning to make an appearance on campus as four students become representatives for the company.