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7 Fulbright ETA Application Tips: Read My Statement of Grant Purpose!

Fulbright is one of the most prestigious fellowship programs in the world. It’s also one of the most competitive. You must have a strong application in order to be competitive. I was awarded a Fulbright ETA to Belarus for the 2019-2020 academic year. I loved it! I’m sharing my...

Russia in WWII and How to Visit Volgograd

“Is it true,” asked my Russian cabin mate on the 22-hour train ride from Volgograd to Kazan, “that Americans believe they won the war?“ I already knew the sad answer. American schools teach our participation in the war and not much about Russia in WWII...

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AIFS Review: Studying Abroad In Saint Petersburg

During the Spring 2017 academic semester, I studied abroad in Saint Petersburg, Russia with AIFS. I was nervous to study with a program I knew little about, so today I’m sharing my AIFS review of their Saint Petersburg program so you feel more at ease. Cost and Inclusions One...

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London Confuses Me

Arriving in London was exhilarating. After nearly two years without international travel, but saving fiercely for it, I was in a new country and fulfilling my goal of solo travel. Hard work was finally paying off. After a few days, though, things took a turn for the worse. I found myself...

Why Study Abroad?

Our interview was going well. I had quick answers to every question. Sol, the other exchange student from Argentina, and I were enjoying our time with the reporter; we easily bounced off each other, adding more details and anecdotes to our stories. I had an answer to every question…until...

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This is the Best High School Study Abroad Program in 2020

When I was 16 years old, I was a foreign exchange student in Germany while in high school. Many high schoolers don’t study abroad, but they should! Today I’m sharing the best high school study abroad program and answering all your questions so you can travel abroad confidently...