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by Charlotte Daniels 23-04-2018
Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is an increasingly popular tourist destination for visitors from all around the globe. This vibrant and diverse metropolis lies at approximately 2,600 metres altitude on a mountain plateau in the eastern mountains of the Andes. It is a culturally and artistically rich...
Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is an increasingly popular tourist destination for visitors...
Bogota, the capital of Colombia, is an increasingly...
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by Charlotte Daniels 23-02-2018
1. Employers value language skills The most obvious benefit of spending a year studying/teaching in a foreign-speaking country has to be the language skills you acquire! The eternal challenge of the year abroad student is to be able to pass as a native speaker in their chosen country. Whether native...
1. Employers value language skills The most obvious benefit of spending a year studying/teaching...
1. Employers value language skills The most...
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by Chelsea Smith 23-02-2018
Having volunteered abroad twice, once with Operation Wallacea in Mexico, and once with East African Playgrounds in Uganda, I can definitely say that it has taught me many skills and provided some incredible memories. Based on my experience and conversations I've had with others, here are some reason...
Having volunteered abroad twice, once with Operation Wallacea in Mexico, and once with East...
Having volunteered abroad twice, once with...
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by Annie Pennington 25-01-2018
And the Arabic-speaking countries about which we’re misinformed Around a year ago, a list of the top 9 languages for the most highly paid jobs in Britain started being shared around social media. Number one on the list, German, maybe wouldn’t have been my first guess, but it’s understandable:...
And the Arabic-speaking countries about which we’re misinformed Around a year ago, a...
And the Arabic-speaking countries about which...
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by Rosie Wright 24-11-2017
                  Now the weather has turned, our hobbies have certainly changed. Four months ago we might have thrown an impromptu barbeque, but tonight our only plans include sitting in front of the TV, watching I’m a Celeb and inhaling the...
                  Now the weather has...
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by Joseph Fearfield 07-06-2017
Charles Darwin once said, “The love of all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man”. Witnessing animals in their natural habitats is, perhaps, one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can have whilst abroad. Southeast Asia boasts some of the most exotic and diverse wildlifeon...
Charles Darwin once said, “The love of all living creatures is the most noble attribute...
Charles Darwin once said, “The love...
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by Michal Frackowiak 02-05-2017
It’s good to start making summer plans as much in advance as you can. You can avoid overpaying, plus not all the events/hotel rooms/other variables are sold out. If you are sick of mountains, sunbathing, or you’re just simply looking for some alternative this year, convention is the unconventional...
It’s good to start making summer plans as much in advance as you can. You can avoid overpaying,...
It’s good to start making summer plans...
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by Hannah Kitching 28-04-2017
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is quickly approaching and, undoubtedly, many of you will be looking forward to donning your Union Jack clothing, covering yourselves in glitter and travelling to Ukraine to join in the festivities. It takes place from 9-13th May in the capital, Kiev. Unless you’ve...
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is quickly approaching and, undoubtedly, many of you will...
The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest is quickly...
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by Rachael Harper 20-04-2017
Please enter your pin reads the cash machine, now for the third time.   I think it strange but try again anyway. Third time lucky?  I forget the fact that it’s not my usual travel money card.  I’d lost that with my purse a few days ago in some American karaoke bar. ...
Please enter your pin reads the cash machine, now for the third time.   I think it...
Please enter your pin reads the cash machine,...
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by Michal Frackowiak 12-04-2017
Leaving for Easter? #travelaware  If you’re a student in the UK it means that the upcoming month, April, is a 30-day break from university. Technically you should be revising and working on your assignments throughout this period, but let’s not mention that and instead focus on something...
Leaving for Easter? #travelaware  If you’re a student in the UK it means that the...
Leaving for Easter? #travelaware  If...