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Posted by on May 12, 2013 in Culture, Feature, Guest Post, Travel, Work Abroad | 0 comments

My Time as A German Au Pair

My Time as A German Au Pair

After college and an excruciating experience student teaching, I knew that I did not want to start a career right away. AT ALL. There was too much to do and to see. After going to Uganda before college and Germany during college, I’d developed a hunger to travel any and everywhere and to experience a different culture and language first-hand. I decided to be an Au Pair, or a nanny, to a German family in northern Germany. My main goal was to get better at German, see a lot of interesting things and meet a lot of interesting people. It was so exciting waiting in the airport to board my plane; I’ll never forget how hard I tried to keep down my smile. It was one moment in my life when I really knew I was doing the right thing for me. I boarded the plane and went off to have a three month learning experience. First of all, Germany is absolutely beautiful. I love everything about it: the...

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Posted by on Jan 6, 2013 in Feature, Most Popular, Scholarships, Study Abroad, Teach Abroad, Travel, Travel Planning, Work Abroad | 0 comments

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 Dec 10, 2012 in Blog, International Education, Interviews, Study Abroad, Teach Abroad, technology and travel, Travel, Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad | 0 comments

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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Posted by on Nov 27, 2012 in Study Abroad, Teach Abroad, Travel, Travel Planning, Volunteer Abroad, Work Abroad | 0 comments

Free Guide to Creating a Budget for International Travel

Free Guide to Creating a Budget for International Travel

Creating an international budget can seem like a real headache. With foreign currencies, first-time costs, and a heap of unknowns to contend with, where to begin? This guide will walk you through step by step to help you plan ahead and do your homework to understand your fixed and estimated costs. Click here to download this guide. If you are planning to travel and have questions, please feel free to contact The Traveling Advisor!...

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