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Hi there! Thanks for the message on my study abroad post and for the links, but I was going to go through my university's program so I'd be with other students from the same place as well.

That is awesome. Well the internship is still applicable to you if you are interested. We just wanted to let you know about it. We are also always interested in students writing blog posts for us. If that is something you’d be interested in as well while you’re abroad email me at Tonya@ratemystudyabroad.com

Make $$ while you are abroad this summer!!

Hey want to make some money while you’re abroad this summer? Be a RateMyStudyAbroad Intern. The deadline to apply is April 20th so get your information to us asap! 

www.ratemystudyabroad.com/internship for details!

because-books:

Has anyone studied abroad before and could message me some pros and cons of doing such along with how the experience was?

Hello because books!

Studying abroad is an amazing experience- I went to Prague one year ago and now I’m obsessed with traveling. It gives you the opportunity to  meet new people, experience a new culture, travel, and learn about yourself. 

But the most important part of studying abroad is picking the right program. There are several great resources out there for you to begin your search such as us www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com, to see what previous students have said. Also www.GoAbroad.com is a great search directory of programs. 

Best of luck in finding a program but I 100% recommend you go abroad. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions

Ireland!

theshowmustgon:

Guys it’s official! I am studying abroad in Ireland this summer! In Galway! Which I looked up on the map and it’s by the ocean! I’m not sure exactly what classes I will be taking this summer but I know I will take one Irish Lit Course and one Irish History Course. 

I’M SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ireland is going to be the freakin’ bomb! BAH! I am overwhelmed and overjoyed! So so excited for summer! 

The wonderful excitement when you realize- “YES I’m going to study abroad.” Just wait it get 1000 times better when you’re actually there. 

Paid internship for students studying abroad summer 2013!
For details check out http://www.ratemystudyabroad.com/Internship

Are you going to be studying abroad this summer? Would like the opportunity to build your resume and earn income while you’re abroad? If so we have a fun exciting opportunity for you. During your time abroad you will get paid to collect reviews of study abroad programs. This position is for anyone looking to expand their communication, journalism, and networking capabilities. You will be compensated for collecting reviews from you fellow students, as well as for conducting video interviews from students and staff of programs.

 

 

studentsgoneglobal:

A beneficial read for any traveler:

“White Western travelers are often targeted because they carry expensive things—iPods, cell phones, cameras—all out in the open,” explains Rose, a frequent solo traveler both overseas and stateside. She kept her wits about her to lose her follower and get to safety. “I went to a busy intersection and called my taxi driver, and said ‘I need you here in five minutes.’ Keeping a taxi or someone on your cell phone for emergencies is a good idea. In about a minute and a half he was there, and I got out of the situation immediately.”

According to Rose, “If you feel uncomfortable, you’re probably right. Extricate yourself from a bad situation rather than waiting it out until it gets better.”

If you’re planning a solo trip in the near future, don’t act blindly. Here are some pre-trip and in-the-field strategies for ensuring a safe journey.

1. Learn about the local culture

“Do your homework,” says Marya Charles Alexander, editor and publisher of SoloTravelPortal.com and SoloDining.com. “Learn all you can about culture [and] location … Query people who have made similar journeys.” A little cultural research, pre-departure, can go a long way toward staying safe during your vacation. Are certain styles of dress frowned upon? Are there certain neighborhoods, bus routes, or subway stations that are notorious for petty crime? Getting a preview of what to expect can help you once you’ve arrived.

“[Some people], if they’re taking a tour as part of a group, rely too much on the tour group leader,” says Chris McGoey, a security consultant. “[They] have nothing to prepare themselves, no directions, and they walk around with cameras around their necks and are reckless with money when they shop. It’s like they’re begging the locals to rob them. Do research before you go out.”

If you’re traveling to a foreign country, it’s also a good idea to learn a few key phrases in the local language, particularly those that might get you out of a sticky situation. “Try to learn the local word for help,” suggests Anthony Page, Web editor for SoloTravel.org.

Or, “if you don’t speak the language at all, finding a guide who speaks the language is helpful, [he] can advise where it’s safe or not safe,” says McGoey.

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Are you thinking about studying abroad? Don’t forget to read reviews at www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com to see what your program is really like!

Already studied abroad? Write a review so future students know what to expect. www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com

What has your study abroad actually been like? Review your program at www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com so future students know what its actually like. 

What has your study abroad actually been like? Review your program at www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com so future students know what its actually like. 

15 Tips to Make Your Travel Blog a Hit
WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START
Blogging is a labor of love. It is time-consuming, often thankless, not usually profitable and – if you’re not traveling regularly – sometimes seemingly irrelevant.  Those are road blocks, and ones you can overcome, I think, pretty easily. But if you’re getting into blogging to avoid a 9 to 5 job right out of college, hoping to make the big bucks or jonesing for free trips around the world, don’t do it.  BUT if you love to write, love to share, and make it something to be proud of…well, you never know.
Now that I’ve said my peace, and if you think you can stick to it, or even if you want to consider it for a one-time project, keep reading.
Read More of her blog here!

15 Tips to Make Your Travel Blog a Hit

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START

Blogging is a labor of love. It is time-consuming, often thankless, not usually profitable and – if you’re not traveling regularly – sometimes seemingly irrelevant.  Those are road blocks, and ones you can overcome, I think, pretty easily. But if you’re getting into blogging to avoid a 9 to 5 job right out of college, hoping to make the big bucks or jonesing for free trips around the world, don’t do it.  BUT if you love to write, love to share, and make it something to be proud of…well, you never know.

Now that I’ve said my peace, and if you think you can stick to it, or even if you want to consider it for a one-time project, keep reading.

Read More of her blog here!

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It’s not too late to enter the RateMyStudyAbroad review contest! Visit www.ratemystudyabroad.com to share your study abroad experience and be entered to win a MacBook Pro and travel bag!

RateMyStudyAbroad.comis pleased to announce a collaboration with Berlin-based Wimdu.com, the alternative accommodation website with 50,000 spaces in more than 100 countries to help travelers (and study abroad students!) find attractive, affordable accommodation in exciting cities.Together we are giving away two (2) $100 Wimdu Voucher on Monday December 17, 2012, and we will select from visitors who take one (or more!) of the following steps:
“Like” RateMyStudyAbroad on Facebook
“Like” Wimdu on Facebook
Write a review about your study abroad program and email the link to Kayti Christian at kayti@ratemystudyabroad.com
Email a photo of yourself while studying abroad to Kayti atkayti@ratemystudyabroad.com.  You can submit a photo whether you are currently studying abroad, or have done so in the past.
What do you do with a $100 Wimdu voucher?  Stay in an apartment for a weekend in a world-class city!  A $100 Wimdu.comvoucher is a perfect way to get a free apartment for a weekend in a city like Madrid, Paris, Berlin or London while you’re studying abroad in Europe. It’s a great excuse to take a weekend excursion to a new city.

Contact Kayti Christian atkayti@ratemystudyabroad.comfor more details.

RateMyStudyAbroad.comis pleased to announce a collaboration with Berlin-based Wimdu.com, the alternative accommodation website with 50,000 spaces in more than 100 countries to help travelers (and study abroad students!) find attractive, affordable accommodation in exciting cities.Together we are giving away two (2) $100 Wimdu Voucher on Monday December 17, 2012, and we will select from visitors who take one (or more!) of the following steps:

What do you do with a $100 Wimdu voucher?  Stay in an apartment for a weekend in a world-class city!  A $100 Wimdu.comvoucher is a perfect way to get a free apartment for a weekend in a city like Madrid, Paris, Berlin or London while you’re studying abroad in Europe. It’s a great excuse to take a weekend excursion to a new city.

Contact Kayti Christian atkayti@ratemystudyabroad.comfor more details.

Who wants to WIN this?!  
All you have to do is go to www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com and review your study abroad experience! 

Who wants to WIN this?!  


All you have to do is go to www.RateMyStudyAbroad.com and review your study abroad experience! 

365ofsingle:

One of my favorite shots from Taronga Zoo.
Sydney, I love you.
J

365ofsingle:

One of my favorite shots from Taronga Zoo.

Sydney, I love you.

J