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Transitions Abroad Magazine September/October 1999


The Former Soviet Union
Riding the Rails Through the FSU
After four years traveling around the FSU by train, Arie Farnam has learned a thing or two. Room with shuttle traders, braid your hair, and don't drink the water! Get all the best tips for an unforgettable journey.

Special Issue

Volunteer Programs Directory
From working on organic farms in Australia to promoting social justice in South America, the directory lists opportunities for all ages and interests. Includes an article by Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter on how best to volunteer in Kosovo and the surrounding region.

Volunteer Reports
Hear first hand from people who have been there and done that.

Find out how the scuffle between Earthwatch volunteer Tom Davis and an angry bat turned out.

Learn how Bret Scaliter experienced life in kibbutz.

Discover, as Global Volunteers participant Marilyn Lutzker did, the unexpected power of Dr. Seuss.

Internship Programs Directory
Find out about dozens of ways to gain valuable work experience abroad—whether you want to learn about politics in Poland or nonprofits in Nicaragua.

The Working Traveler

Susan Griffith describes how the teaching industry in Eastern Europe and Russia has matured.

Want to work in France? Liza Hall shares her insights.

Aaron Paulson tells all about Japan's JET Program.

Work in the Caymans by Christine Casale.

Russia on the 'Net by Daniel S. Nolan


Work Abroad: The Best Resources
The editors' annual review of the best resources and programs for overseas jobseekers. Describes essential books, websites, magazines, newsletters, and organizations.


Information Exchange

Travel News to Use

Worldwide Travel Bargains

  • France: Camping on the French Mediterranean
  • Ecuador: Galapagos on a Budget
  • Scotland: The Orkney Isles

Back Door Travel

Travel Responsibly and Give the World a Break By Rick Steves

The Independent Traveler

Preventing and Dealing with Emergencies By Kent St. John

Safe in Huehuetenango By Jim Skuldt

Education Abroad

Study Abroad Adviser
Study in Cuba By Lee Zeigler

Student to Student
Solo Budget Travel By Alexa Hackbarth

Program News and Notes



Beyond the Guidebooks By Susan E. Ross

Editor and Publisher
Dr. Clay A. Hubbs

Managing Editor
Nicole Rosenleaf Ritter

International Education Editors
Barbara Burn, William Nolting, William Hoffa

Contributing Editors
Dianne Brause (Socially Responsible Travel)
Susan Griffith (Work)
Deborah McLaren (Ecotourism)
Karl Newmann (Traveling Healthy)
William Nolting (Work)
Kent St. John (Independent Travel)
Ted Shoemaker (Europe)
Rick Steves (Budget Travel)
Susan Sygall (Disability Travel)
Kathy Widing (Travel Books)

Rick Schneider

Cover Photo
Ingrid Marn


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