The Floating City: A Day Spent In Venice

It’s the first day of spring break, it’s a bit cloudy with light showers, temperature a bit on the chilly side, & I am in Venice! You know the place with the gondolas, the pretty glass, the city that floats on water? Yup, that’s the one. The beginning of an eight-day-long journey throughout Italy and […]

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Japanese Art in Modern Day Society

This summer, the modern Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, “Japan’s Andy Warhol,” exhibited his works at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Chicago. The exhibit, The Octopus Eats its Own Leg, ran between June 6th and September 24th. When I visited Chicago, it was a must-see. But… Why?   Murakami with his plush Octopus crown […]

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6 Eye-Opening Courses to Teach in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is known for its incredible biodiversity, friendly people, and beautiful beaches. It is also among the most assessable destinations for American tourists. Due to decades of tourism, the country’s infrastructure is more developed than other Central American countries, and the citizens (also known as Ticos) are ready for travelers (e.g. many people speak […]

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Holiday Celebrations Around the World

Imagine spending Christmas surfing and sunbathing in Australia, or yelling “Happy New Year” in the middle of February surrounded by thousands of gorgeous Chinese lanterns. Traveling the world is an incredible experience, but when you have the opportunity to get a first-hand look at how other cultures celebrate holidays, it makes the experience that much […]

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5 Tips for a Successful Study-Abroad Trip to the Amazon

Visiting any tropical rainforest is a life-changing experience, but the Amazon Basin is the granddaddy of all tropical rainforests and a trip there will shift how you view your place in the world! At roughly the same size as the continental United States, it is immense. These vast forests are the lungs of our world, […]

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