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Essential Programs, Articles, and Resources for people of all ages who wish to study abroad or pursue educational travel:

 Articles and Participant Reports on Study Abroad and Educational Travel
Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning
Travel: A Lifelong Journey of Learning by Dr. Jessica Voigts, Wandering Educator Contributing Editor
Remember that first time you were confronted with extreme difference? It might have been when you were small, surrounded by a cacophony of words in a different language, or while you were a teen, backpacking Europe and trying to figure out the train systems...
How to choose a program
How to Select the Right International Program: 10 Key Steps by Rachel Rueckert
2014 Student Travel Writing Contest Winner
Choosing the right international program for your needs as a student is not as easy as you would think, given all the options. Here is a comprehensive detailed guide.
Study abroad in Granada, Spain
Speaking in Tongues: Learning Languages and Studying Abroad in Granada, Spain by Anna Rose Maine
2013 Student Writing Contest 2nd Place Winner
...My interest in other cultures continued through high school and college, and eventually I chose Translation as my major at Brown University. My primary focus has been Spanish, but last year I began studying Arabic and have fallen in love with it, as well...
Studying in Bhutan
Study and Living as an Expat in Bhutan by Catherine Joy Perkins
2014 Expatriate Writing Contest 2nd Place Winner
A student vividly describes life studying and living abroad in the fabled land of Bhutan with Wheaton College.
Study Abroad Scholarships
How to Get Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad by Isabel Eva Bohrer
From experiencing a distant culture, learning a foreign language, becoming more independent...the reasons to study abroad are many and varied... To support students in this endeavor, numerous educational and governmental institutions, as well as private organizations, provide options for scholarships and financial aid...
Study at Sorbonne
Is Crowdfunding a Viable Source for Study Abroad Funding? by ROOSTERGNN
The phenomenon of online crowdfunding to raise money for study, volunteering, and travel abroad is a relatively recent. There are now many dedicated sites for domestic and international purposes available. The question addressed here is answered through resources and first-hand reports.
Study art in Florence Transitions Abroad Interviews the Dean at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence
We interview the Dean of SACI and get the inside information on why and how the institution is so unique for art students, even in the legendary city of art and Renaissance Humanism that is Florence.
Palma de Mallorca, Spain Why Study Another Language Abroad?
10 Immersion Schools Where You Can Study and Volunteer in Latin America
by Amy E. Robertson
If you’re considering heading overseas to learn or improve another language, you’re headed in the right direction. One excellent way to create opportunities for conversation and cultural exchange is through volunteering.
Budget travel for students
7 Tips for Student Budget Travel in Europe by Volker Poelzl
What some call "budget travel" in Europe is much more than just the search for low- or lower-cost travel. For students it is an entirely different way of experiencing the old continent compared to most of their more elderly traveling counterparts. While students may venture where travelers of all ages go to see the main sites in Europe, they tend to wander away from their own groups into areas local students haunt and make new friends and contacts...
Study French in France
Studying French in Montpellier, France by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus
...The concentration of language schools and dynamism of its student population make Montpellier the perfect place to learn French. But as a former student at Accent Français points out, what also makes Montpellier a great place to study French is the local population's sensitivity to language learners...
Learn Italian in Montepulciano, Italy
A Rock-Solid Italian Immersion Language School in Tuscany by Linda Weinberger
She’s going to live MY dream... I thought when I heard about a friend’s plan to attend Il Sasso, an Italian language school in Montepulciano, Italy. It didn’t take me long to do some crafty calendar-adjusting and put down my 200 Euro deposit for a 2-week course to begin my own real-life dream of living in Italy and learning the language. 
Selecting a study abroad program is usually a pivotal decision in your life or in a stage of your life, and to help you along in the process Transitions Abroad has gathered a rich selection of articles by experts on study abroad along with many participant reports by students who have attended educational programs as well as advice offered from students to fellow students.
 Student to Student Articles
 Student Participant Reports
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 Study Abroad Advisor Articles
 Study Abroad Point: Counterpoint Essays
 Student Work Abroad and International Career Advisor
 Educational Travel
 High School Study Abroad and Exchange Programs
 Language Study Abroad
Student Writing Contest
Annual Student Writing Contest
Students of all ages describe all forms of educational travel, see winners from previous years and submit your own article entry (no fee) and have a chance to win a choice of a $500 first prize.
 Study Abroad and Educational Travel Programs
Students with Language Vacation
LanguageVacation: The Language Immersion Experts
Language Vacation offers short or long term language courses and total cultural immersion abroad. Studying abroad, in the country a language is spoken is the most effective way to learn another language. Enjoy year round language programs worldwide for Adults and junior summer language camps amd programs for Teenagers. We will give you unbiased help in choosing the right type of language immersion and language course abroad to match your needs and requirements.
Study Abroad in Ecuador
Centers for Interamerican Studies: Semester in the Andes
The Semester in the Andes is unique in that it combines an extended experience in one city—Cuenca, Ecuador—with a considerable amount of travel in the Andes including the Ecuadorian Amazon basin, the Galapagos Islands, and Machu Picchu in Peru. The program provides opportunities for students to study a range of topics in Latin America.
Summer Study with Broadreach
Broadreach Summer Adventures for Middle School, High School and College Students
Since 1993, Broadreach has taken over 12,000 students on their worldwide summer adventure learning programs for middle school, high school and college students. We have 75+ program offerings in countries around the world. Many Broadreach programs qualify for college credit and all incorporate a community service component ranging from 5-55 hours. Trips are in June, July and August.
SPI High School Study Abroad
SPI College Credit Study Abroad — Homestay Immersion
Study abroad and earn college credit this summer in Spain, France, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, or Italy! SPI programs truly let you experience the language and culture from an insider's perspective as you live with a local homestay family, travel to amazing sites, take fun classes for college credit, and prepare yourself for college.
Teen meaningful adventure programs Adventures Cross-Country: Meaningful Service. Real Connections. True Adventure
Adventures Cross-Country (ARCC) offers Gap Semesters, domestic and international adventure programs in 20 countries and 4 western states throughout North America, the South Pacific, Europe, Latin America, Australia, Asia, and Africa. With over 30 years of experience, ARCC students travel to a variety of the world's most spectacular locations and participate in activities such as community service projects, cultural immersion, SCUBA diving, surfing, rafting, sea kayaking, zip-lining, and more! ARCC offers innovative service oriented experiences for teenagers and has remained a pioneer of adventure travel and teen summer programs for young people.
Central to Transitions Abroad's mission is the idea that travel is part of a lifelong learning process, and the following directories offer a variety of such opportunities—for all budgets—designed to help teens to undergraduates to seniors explore the vast world about them.
Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad
Find credit-bearing summer, semester, and academic year undergraduate and graduate programs, listed by country.
Language Study Abroad
Find language study and vacations abroad, often cheap, from studying Spanish in Spain, Mexico, or Costa Rica to Mandarin in China.
High School Study Abroad
Find organizations which offer teen or high school study programs, language programs, teen volunteer programs, teen gap year programs, teen summer camps, or sponsor exchanges for high school-aged students.
Educational Travel
Find a variety of programs open to or designed for post-graduate adults to senior citizens.
 Study Abroad and Educational Travel Resources
 Undergraduate and Graduate Study Abroad Resources
 Language Study Resources
Study Abroad with CSA
International Summer Schools Cambridge University
Study Abroad with NYUCEDEI: Centers for Interamerican StudiesTeen Language Study Abroad with Language Vacation Study Programs InternationalTeen Programs Abroad with Adventures Cross-CountryHigh School Language Study Abroad with GLALearn Spanish in Central America at Habla Ya Spanish Schools in Bocas del Toro and Boquete, Panama
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