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Posted by on Jan 9, 2013 in Blog, International Education, Teach Abroad, Travel, Work Abroad |

Funded International Opportunities for Teachers

Funded International Opportunities for Teachers

Teachers, I know you are launching into the spring term, but think about how a funded international opportunity could reignite your career, passion for teaching, and love of travel? If you aren’t a teacher but know one, share the love and send it to them today (click one of those handy little buttons to your left!). Some of the descriptions of these opportunities are taken directly from the websites of the programs. Teachers for Global Classrooms The Teachers for Global Classrooms (TGC) Program provides a professional development opportunity for middle and high school teachers from the United States to participate in a program aimed at globalizing teaching and learning in their classrooms. TGC is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and administered by IREX (International Research and Exchanges Board). In order to ensure that you receive up-to-date information regarding this professional development opportunity, please join our mailing list. The application is due March 4, 2013, so start your application! Fulbright Classroom...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Feature, Most Popular, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Teach Abroad, Travel, Travel Planning, Work Abroad |

Nine Ways to Fund Travel

Nine Ways to Fund Travel

I hear so many people say, “Oh I wish I could travel” without realizing that most people actually can. Travel requires an investment of time, money and energy, but so does buying a new car or throwing a party. Most of the nine topics below will be covered in-depth in the coming weeks, but what better time to start thinking about funding travel than the new year? Crowdfund (Fundraise) Crowdfunding travel puts a new spin on an old concept (fundraising) and gives anyone who wants to travel with a purpose a new tool to garner support (financial and otherwise) from their community and social networks. Travel crowdfunding websites like Project Travel, Fund My Travel, and Volunteer Forever are available to anyone who wants to travel to study, intern, volunteer, or teach. More general crowdfunding sites like IndieGoGo allow you to crowdfund even a vacation or personal journey. Check out these travel crowdfunding websites, read the FAQs, and set up a travel campaign page to get started. Tip! Most of...

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Posted by on Jan 2, 2013 in Blog, Change, Guest Post, Relocation, Travel |

How to Take Your Show on the Road

How to Take Your Show on the Road

Gigi Griffis of The Ramble and Content for Good shares with us how to move forward towards location independence in 2013 (for those who dream of such a thing!) Last year, after two years of owning my own business and over ten years of loving travel, I gave up my permanent address and hit the road full time with my growing business and my small dog. It probably sounds pretty unusual, but the truth is that there are lots of people out there just like me who are digitizing their businesses, packing their bags, selling their stuff, and hitting the road with gusto. Statistics say that by 2016, one in five Americans will be working outside an office. And outside an office doesn’t necessarily have to mean from home in your pajamas. If you’re willing to juggle time zones, give up some of the comforts of home, and get creative, it could mean anywhere in the world. But if working remotely—be it full-time or part-time—is your dream, how do...

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Posted by on Jan 1, 2013 in Blog, Travel Planning |

January’s Theme is Funding Travel

January’s Theme is Funding Travel

How do I pay for my travels? It seems to me that there is a bit of a gap in the information. Most travel bloggers offer their audience useful strategies for earning money while traveling or how to restructure life to enable a travel lifestyle, but they do not often explore options for students or professionals who do not wish to quit their job or studies to travel. On the flipside, in the higher education world, the conversation mostly revolves around helping students appy financial aid and scholarships to fund study abroad experiences. Very few in either camp have taken a more holistic approach to include good financial planning and community resources as a precursor to any funding approach. Additionally, there are so many great organizations that offer funded and meaningful travel experiences for students, graduates, and professionals! These options should be more widely known. For this reason, The Traveling Advisor is starting out 2013 by tackling this question. Here is what you have to look forward to in...

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Posted by on Dec 10, 2012 in Blog, International Education, Interviews, Study Abroad, Teach Abroad, technology and travel, Travel, Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad |

Interview with Travel720 (Now Project Travel)

Interview with Travel720 (Now Project Travel)

Jennifer Thomas, founder of Project Travel, (Formerly travel720), meets with The Traveling Advisor from Chicago, Illinois via Skype. She shares about the upcoming launch and how her website helps participants of international programs raise money to study, intern, volunteer, or teach English abroad and invite others to share in their journey. Since the original recording of this interview, travel720 changed their name to become Project Travel and I have officially joined the Project Travel team.  What is travel720? We are building an online fundraising community for program participants who want to study, volunteer, teach or go on service trips or people who want to engage in an educational travel experience. We felt it was really important to design a site with a community in mind and making sure it was something you could enjoy sharing with your family and friends. The moment you say “I will travel” that’s the time that your journey starts. It takes away a little bit of the stress from raising money but also makes...

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