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Transitions Abroad Magazine March/April 2000 Vol. XXIII, No. 5
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Europe 2000 Travel Planner
Rick Steves' secrets to making your next trip to Europe your best (and cheapest) ever. Noted travel writer and PBS "Travels in Europe" host Rick Steves offers his best "through-the-back-door" tips to allow you to enjoy maximum thrills per mile, minute, and dollar in Europe. Plus his exclusive "News Flashes" alert you to what's hot on the Continent.

Special Issue
Pursue a Passion Overseas

Special Interest Vacations Directory
Combine the things you like to do with the places you want to go. Learn authentic Italian cooking in Tuscany . . . Batik techniques in Bali . . . Shakespeare in London . . . or Chinese in Beijing. Active vacations can also be a great travel bargain!
Plus, native German and experienced rock-climber Daniela Persike shares her insider secrets in Climbing in Germany.
Rhonda Strickland in The Arts in Northern Ireland tells visitors how to immerse themselves in Northern Ireland's vibrant art scene.
Tamara Stenn de Choque showcases a new way for visitors to help developing nations in Community-Based Tourism in Bolivia.

Study Abroad: How, Where
Students' Guide to Study Abroad
Univ. of Minnesota Student Chanomi Maxwell-Parish, the winner of the 1999 Transitions Abroad student writers' contest, leads off this collection of advice from study abroad "veterans."
Christopher Moore on talking to people about the program you select.
Aileen Alexandra Finley has her own study abroad checklist.
Ariele Foster on how she prepared for study abroad in Costa Rica.

Student Overseas Program Directory Our biggest student overseas program directory ever lists hundreds of possibilities from Africa to Venezuela! Earn credit while interning in Australia, studying in Sweden, or doing both in Costa Rica!

And Brown student Alia K. Santini gives a 10-step preparation program for those hoping to study abroad.

Study Abroad: The Best Resources
Do Your Homework
Whether you're a student looking for the right international program, an adviser helping students to choose their best options, or just someone who wants to combine the least expense abroad with the greatest rewards, you'll find the information you need.

Departments

Information Exchange

Travel News to Use

Worldwide Travel Bargains

Letter from Europe

England by Boat by Ted Shoemaker

Travel Abroad

Transitions Abroad Q & A by Kari Bonardchuk

Family Travel
A Cottage on a Loch by Janice Porter Hayes
Highland Holidays by Sean Hickey

The Responsible Traveler
Sunseed's Spanish Oasis by Saskia Cornes

Letter from Latin America
Latin America on the Web by Ron Mader

Living Abroad

Relocation Logistics
Property in France by Phyllis Cohen

Re-Entry
The Journey Home by Jan Quarles

Education Abroad

Point: Counterpoint
Traveling to Learn by Dr. Clay Hubbs
Wearing Many Hats by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter

Study Abroad Adviser
Expanding Your Website by R. Lindsey Parsons

Classifieds

Endpage
Photography Is Exchange by Rachel Proctor

From the Publisher

After 23 years, Transitions Abroad is often imitated but remains unique: It's both a magazine for resourceful independent travelers and a directory of resources and programs for all who go abroad for a purpose.

This time the focus is Europe. Rick Steves has the travelers update for 2000: How to plan your trip and enjoy maximum travel thrills for every mile, minute and dollar spent in Europe. One way is to charter a boat in England, tying up for the night at a waterside pub or village green. Another way is to rent a "lochside" cottage, a perfect vacation for the whole family. Or you might volunteer in Spain, or even buy a home in France.

Both in and beyond Europe, choose from dozens of special interest vacations--combining travel with anything from painting and music in Austria, to massage in Thailand, to research with scientists anywhere in the world...And our annual student overseas program directory describes hundreds of programs for credit worldwide.

We're also introducing a new column, "Transitions Abroad Q&A", and welcoming a new contributor, Kari Bonardchuk. Next time we shift to Latin America and language schools. See you then!

--Clay Hubbs

Editor and Publisher
Dr. Clay A. Hubbs

Managing Editor
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter

International Education Editors
Barbara Burn,
William Hoffa,
William Nolting

Contributing Editors
Kari Bodnarchuk (Travel Q & A)
Dianne Brause (Socially Responsible Travel)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Ron Mader (Latin America)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
William Nolting (Work)
Kent St. John (Independent Travel)
Ted Shoemaker (Europe)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Susan Sygall (Disability Travel)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books)

Business Manager
Lisa Green

Production Manager
Gian Lombardo

Office Manager
Melanie Convery

Printing
Publishers Press
Lebanon Junction, KY

Cover Photo
Marijo Erzingeri


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