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Making the Most of Your Vacation

With the holiday season in the rearview mirror, college students like myself are preparing to make the trek back to school where, inevitably, we’ll be asked the same question some 30 to 40 times. “How was your break–did you do anything fun?” To some, the holiday break...

Cultural Immersion When Traveling

When you travel, the best and most genuine way is aiming for cultural immersion. Cultural immersion is when you assimilate into the local culture by integrating into the community and connecting with the local people. It’s important to possess an understanding of how...

Bringing Culture to the Classroom

Taking a step back and looking at the state of the Earth as a whole might raise a few eyebrows. With news of terrorist attacks happening around the world seemingly every day, a constantly unstable economy, bigotry and hatred that forces its way into our lives at every...

Cross-Cultural Experiences & Culture Shock

Our comfort zones are, in a word, comfortable. They’re familiar places we’ve grown accustomed to with environments that are familiar to us. We surround ourselves with the known and the experienced as a way to lull ourselves into contentment because to be comfortable...

Five Careers Conducive to Travel

  Having a global perspective–a wider understanding of how the world works inside and out–can be beneficial not only in your personal life, but in your career. While people like Fred Cook may have taken some odds jobs leading up to a career in public...

The Importance of a Global Perspective

  Before Fred Cook, current CEO of global PR giant Golin, was president, director, or chief-executive-anything, he worked as a cabin boy on a ship. An atypical career choice, perhaps, but one that Cook doesn’t regret at all. In fact, Cook credits the time he...