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Oct
30
2014

Top Ten China Treks: From Everest to the Gobi Desert and a week on the Great Wall (Part 2) – by Asmita Sarkar

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Accessible trek: If you are short on time and looking for an amazing trek near one of China’s major airports, try one of these sites.  Many of these do not require a guide or extensive mountaineering training.  Learning Mandarin (basic and conversational) before undertaking these treks is always a good idea. Tiger Leaping Gorge Trekking (near Kunming, home to China’s fourth largest airport): 2-3 days This route, unparallel in beauty, is an UNESCO world heritage [...]

Aug
9
2014

Back to school basics – tips for flying back to campus from CATSA

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September is right around the corner and that means university and college students are heading back to school. But before hitting the books, the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) has a few tips for those flying back to campus to make sure students get a passing grade at the airport. Travelling with electronics You and your electronics will pass through security quickly if you take your laptop out of its case and put it [...]

Jul
15
2014

Not Ready to Start a Career? What About an Adventure Abroad? – by Kate Neff

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The academic year has recently ended, and with it, another graduation season. For you, now post-graduate, you have your diploma in hand, the years of your educational trek behind you, and the world is yours to conquer…if only you could just figure out how. Indeed, there are few questions in a young person’s life more panic inducing than: “what will you do now?” Today’s headlines and social media all seem to scream the same thing: [...]

Apr
30
2014

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The Study and Go Abroad Fairs are held twice a year in various cities in Canada.  The next one will take place this Fall in Vancouver on September 27, Calgary on September 28, Ottawa on October 2 and Toronto on October 4+5.  Mark these dates in your calendar if you have ever considered studying abroad for either a degree, certificate or diploma program.  The expo also features a Travel Zone with student travel organizations promoting [...]

Feb
21
2014

Help Sheryhann DJ and Naya KR fundraise for a volunteer trip to Peru

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Sheryhann, winner of the Study and Go Abroad Facebook contest, will be taking a volunteer trip to Peru, with her friend, Naya, donated by contest sponsor, Developing World Connections. Here’s what Shery has to say … We are two ordinary girls who would love to make a difference in other people’s lives. Let us share with you what may be one of the greatest decisions we will make on this journey called life.  What is [...]

Oct
29
2013

Prize winner Cassie Rosenfeld takes volunteer trip to Guatemala

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Cassie Rosenfeld won a volunteer trip to Guatemala offered by Developing World Connections in a Study and Go Abroad facebook contest this Spring.  Read about her trip … Last May I won a trip to volunteer in San Miguel Duenas, Guatemala, with Developing World Connections. It was an experience that I will cherish forever. Not only did I make amazing friends from all across Canada and get to see a breathtakingly beautiful country, but I [...]

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