• What Questions Should I Ask When Buying Study Abroad Insurance?

    What Questions Should I Ask When Buying Study Abroad Insurance?

    Posted by Brianna Weidman on: April 24, 2017 in Study Abroad

    If you plan to study outside your home country, you'll need to purchase an international student health insurance plan to make sure you have access to quality medical care while abroad. Your goal should be to find insurance coverage that gives you access to excellent healthcare at a price that matches your budget. Here are 10 questions to ask before you begin shopping:... Read More

  • 50 Travel Websites You MUST Visit

    50 Travel Websites You MUST Visit

    Posted by Kelli Vorndran on: April 10, 2017 in Travel

    Ever see someone at the airport who seems to have it all together? Someone calm, relaxed, not fumbling for his passport or sweating as he drags his luggage? It’s usually the pilot. The following travel hacks will help you achieve that same zen-like presence. Pilot’s license optional.... Read More

  • Why Travelers Need Crisis Response Coverage

    Why Travelers Need Crisis Response Coverage

    Posted by Kelli Vorndran on: March 20, 2017 in Insurance

    Whether you’re taking a business trip or family vacation, you never want to think about the threat of being kidnapped abroad. But kidnappings of international travelers do happen in countries across the globe. One travel danger for international travelers... Read More

  • 5 Tips to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

    5 Tips to Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick

    Posted by Cheryl Alkon on: December 22, 2016 in Personal Wellness

    As the champagne fizzles out and the confetti is swept away, we welcome the new year as a fresh start. It's prime time for many of us to make New Year's resolutions to try to become better versions of ourselves.... Read More

  • 20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

    20 Non-Health-Related Resolutions

    Posted by Lauren McNitt on: December 20, 2016 in Personal Wellness

    Do you find you're always making health-related goals, and need some new ideas for good New Year's resolutions for 2017? Here are 20 non-health related New Year's goals that can help you have a better year.... Read More

  • Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

    Don’t Let Jet Lag Ruin Your Holiday Travel

    Posted by Brianna Weidman on: December 19, 2016 in Travel

    From overcrowded airports and flight cancellations to lost luggage and baggage fees, the hassles of holiday-season plane travel can appear endless. The last thing you want to worry about when traveling for the holidays is being struck with a bout of jet lag after successfully arriving at your destination. Read on to discover just what jet lag actually is- and how you can prevent it.... Read More

  • U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings, Health Coverage Advice

    U.S. Department of State: Travel Warnings, Health Coverage Advice

    Posted by Andrea Emerson on: December 16, 2016 in Travel

    Lost luggage. Running out of medication. A bad case of traveler's tummy. What overseas traveler hasn't considered these mishaps when packing for their journey? While prepping for possible misadventures, it's also smart to stay on top of the risks specific to the country you're visiting, and to know how to get help if things go haywire. Luckily for you, that's information you can access with a tap or two on your mobile device, courtesy of the U.S. Department of State. Below, we break down quick, resource-rich links you'll want to note or bookmark for your trip.... Read More

  • How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

    How to Stay Safe While Vacationing Abroad

    Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on: December 16, 2016 in Travel

    Despite some recent high-profile attacks and political uncertainties in many parts of the world, it's rare for a vacation to be directly impacted by terrorism. What's more, you can take pro-active steps to ensure you have a safe experience and are prepared for a worst-case scenario. To safeguard your trip, take these seven precautions:... Read More

  • How to Avoid the Flu This Season

    How to Avoid the Flu This Season

    Posted by Cheryl Alkon on: December 15, 2016 in Personal Wellness

    While January is a time for new beginnings, it's also right in the middle of flu season, which peaks from December to February. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu vaccines are usually first available in October, and flu season can continue right through the warmer months in May. If you haven't already gotten a flu shot, but you would like to, it's not too late. You can typically get one at your doctor's office, your local health department, urgent care clinics, and possibly at your school, college, or workplace.... Read More

  • 5 Situations Where You Need Short-Term Health Coverage

    5 Situations Where You Need Short-Term Health Coverage

    Posted by Lauren McNitt on: December 12, 2016 in Life Transitions

    Short-term health insurance can be critical to ensuring you are covered with no gaps throughout the transition periods in your life. Below are examples of five life transitions during which you would need short-term health insurance. 1. You started a new job and are waiting for your employer's insurance to start. A short-term health insurance plan may be a great solution for you if you are moving from one job to another. Your former company's plan will lapse once you leave, and many companies don't provide health insurance on your start date, but rather 60 or 90 days after. Keep in mind that you will not be eligible for Cobra if you opt for short-term coverage.... Read More

  • Timeline for Study Abroad Planning Infographic

    Timeline for Study Abroad Planning Infographic

    Posted by Kelli Vorndran on: December 11, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Students preparing to study abroad must complete several steps in the months leading up to their departure. The following infographic illustrates a timeline with the general breakdown of the steps you should follow to ensure the process moves smoothly. Keep in mind... Read More

  • Advantages of Studying Abroad

    Advantages of Studying Abroad

    Posted by Andrea Emerson on: December 9, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Hop on any social media platform and you'll notice how small the world has become, shrinking by the minute. Succeeding in any aspect of life — school, business, relationships, personal development — means you'll have to interact with people, ideas, and values from across the planet. Want to give yourself an advantage (or several)? Below are five ways studying abroad can enrich your life and help you get ahead.... Read More

  • 9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

    9 Tips for Choosing a Spring Break Destination

    Posted by Robert DiGiacomo on: December 5, 2016 in Travel

    As winter drags on, people's thoughts naturally turn to spring travel. For many destinations, March through May is the shoulder season, which means you can find cheap travel deals before prices heat up in the peak summer travel months or the upcoming holiday season. Whether you're looking for a beach spot, big city getaway or a foreign destination, you will find a range of options available to you, from all-inclusive resorts to DIY adventures. Here are eight tips and considerations for maximizing your fun quotient- and your budget:... Read More

  • How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

    How to Handle a Pet Emergency Abroad

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: November 7, 2016 in Travel

    When traveling, an emergency can occur at any time. When an emergency involves your pet, it can become a bit more challenging to handle. Before you leave, you must think about the possibility of you needing to get your pet to a veterinarian overseas— but how? What if you lose him and need help finding him, but no one speaks your language? Well, don't worry, because these are all the ways to handle a pet emergency abroad.... Read More

  • 5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

    5 Unforgettable Activities to Plan for Your Next Trip

    Posted by Goats on the Road on: October 24, 2016 in Travel

    A traveler knows that the purpose of a trip is often to embark on a mission which will allow you to acquire new and unique experiences. Sometimes this means going out of your comfort zone, which can also be one of the most rewarding aspects of travel! Here are 5 completely memorable activities you should consider trying, wherever your next trip takes you.... Read More

  • Win a $5,000 Trip to One of the Unique Cities of the World

    Win a $5,000 Trip to One of the Unique Cities of the World

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: October 4, 2016 in Travel

    Are you ready to jump on a plane and travel to a new country– at no expense to you? Have you ever dreamt of a 6-day, 5-night vacation in one of the world's most treasured cities? Does it seem like a fairy tale, yet? No matter your ideal international adventure, we have a trip for you. Here are the three destinations you can choose from if you win our $5,000 Choose Your Travel Adventure trip sweepstakes!... Read More

  • How to Get a Schengen Visa

    How to Get a Schengen Visa

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: September 16, 2016 in Travel

    Before visiting the Schengen Area, a region comprised of 26 European nations, many travelers must apply for visas. The Schengen Area consists of Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. Each has relaxed its internal border checks, as per the Schengen Agreement, to provide greater freedom of movement.... Read More

  • Types of Schengen Visas

    Types of Schengen Visas

    Posted by Lauren McNitt on: September 14, 2016 in Travel

    Schengen visas are provided to foreigners for access to the Schengen Area of Europe. The Schengen Area includes 26 countries that have agreed to allow their citizens to travel freely across internal country borders. These countries include all of the European Union except Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania, and the United Kingdom. In addition, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein are members of the Schengen Border Agreement.... Read More

  • What is the Schengen Area?

    What is the Schengen Area?

    Posted by Emmet Pierce on: September 12, 2016 in Travel

    To make it easier for travelers to journey between their countries, 26 European nations took part in the Schengen Agreement, which went into effect in 1995. This treaty enables participants to remove travel restrictions along their mutual borders. The agreement led to the creation of the Schengen Area, for which internal border checks have been significantly eased. The goal is to give greater mobility to a large section of the continent. The Schengen Agreement is considered an important step toward uniting Europe.... Read More

  • How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

    How to Learn a Foreign Language Faster Than You Thought Possible

    Posted by Goats on the Road on: September 7, 2016 in Travel

    Possibly one of the most exciting and rewarding aspects of travel is getting to immerse yourself in a foreign language and culture. Not only can learning a new language be a practical tool for getting around (and being able to ask where the restrooms are), but it can open up your world. You’ll be able to have meaningful conversations with locals and connect with people you may have struggled to communicate with prior. There's no better time to learn a new language than when you're traveling internationally. You will be surprised by how much locals will appreciate and respond to your attempts to speak to them in their native language, whether you're already nearly fluent or you're a complete beginner!... Read More

  • How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

    How to Travel Safely With Your Dog

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: September 5, 2016 in Travel

    If you're taking your canine companion along with you on a trip, then traveling becomes less about you and more about your pet. You want to keep him safe, happy, and stress-free. You also want to enjoy the trip without worrying about whether or not he's eating toxic food from the sidewalk. Here are a few ways to make your dog as happy as can be while still keeping the trip fun and exciting.... Read More

  • 10 Reasons to Study in Denmark

    10 Reasons to Study in Denmark

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: September 2, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Denmark is a land of old kings and ancient traditions dating back to the early Vikings, who ruled the lands long ago. Here one will find a diverse culture settled deep within Nordic customs. Prospective students will also find advanced universities and student life unique to their own. Danish students flourish in their studies and attend many festivals and social events to celebrate their way of life.... Read More

  • 8 Health Insurance Tips for Worldwide Travelers

    8 Health Insurance Tips for Worldwide Travelers

    Posted by Lauren McNitt on: August 31, 2016 in Insurance

    Travel medical insurance is a necessity for most world travelers, as many standard medical policies will not cover you when you are abroad. Many travel policies will offer additional benefits, such as medical evacuation or trip interruption coverage.... Read More

  • Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

    Top Cell Phone Data Plans for Worldwide Travel

    Posted by Abigail Wilson on: August 29, 2016 in Travel

    Want to travel abroad but have no idea which phone carrier to take with you? International data is not cheap--especially when traveling to a destination that doesn't offer free WiFi. Here's a quick overview of which phone carriers offer the best deals and what to expect from their data services and fees when you're abroad.... Read More

  • Benefits of an International Community College Experience

    Benefits of an International Community College Experience

    Posted by Lauren McNitt on: August 26, 2016 in Study Abroad

    Community colleges can provide a number of benefits to international students looking to study in the United States. There are many community colleges located across the nation, providing students more selection, whether they want to experience a big city or a small town or live on the West Coast, the East Coast, in the Midwest, or in the South.... Read More