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that time we found ourselves halfway across the world

that time we found ourselves halfway across the world

RSJ contributor Megan Edmiston lost herself & everything along with it.  So what did she do? After fighting, screaming and shedding many tears, she packed her bags and headed across the ocean.
so you wanna work abroad?

so you wanna work abroad?

Master’s student at the Taylor Institute in Lugano, Switzerland, junior analyst at The North Face, and gorgeous RSJ Contributor Jeannie Vaughan shares her experience as a working expat.  From securing an opportunity to making the most of it, Jeannie answers the most common questions we receive about landing international experience on your resume.
can't eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

can’t eat, will travel: jetsetting with food allergies

RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort relays her experience as a gluten-free jetsetter, and provides six incredible tips to allay your food allergy fears while abroad.  Dana may be saying nyet to crepes and baguettes, but you won’t find her sitting at home anytime soon!
that time we built castles in barcelona

that time we built castles in barcelona

In the war between Madrid and Barcelona, which one will you choose — the place that opens its arms, or the one that eludes you?  RSJ founder Gillian Kemmerer discusses her love affair with Barcelona (namely its people), and the city’s curious habit of escaping her grasp.
change in latitude, change in attitude: a travel partner survival guide

change in latitude, change in attitude: a travel partner survival guide

Do you have nightmares of your best friend becoming your mortal enemy after a trip to Copenhagen gone-awry? Here is a complete survival guide to help ensure that you and your travel buddies still love one another at the end of trip.
is volunteering abroad the right choice for you?

is volunteering abroad the right choice for you?

Volunteering abroad requires courage, compassion, and an appetite for adventure.  Find out if it’s the right choice for you after reading our conversation with RSJ contributor Dana Bruxvoort.
support the women of pattaya, thailand + be gorgeous

support the women of pattaya, thailand + be gorgeous

In an international hotspot for prostitution, Suayngaam Jewelry Project seeks to share beauty with those who have been oppressed by poverty.  Each of these gorgeous pieces have been hand-crafted by the women of Pattaya, Thailand, whose lives are constantly endangered by social injustice.  Share their mission of beauty + hope today!
That time we crossed the thai/cambodian border

That time we crossed the thai/cambodian border

Check out RSJ Contributor Dana Bruxvoort’s first installment of the “That Time We…” series.  Dana reflects on the uncomfortable experience of renewing her Thai visa, and how sometimes all we need is a good song and a gorgeous sunrise to refresh our point of view.
convince your parents

convince your parents

A close friend of mine always reminds me in times of trouble that “poor is the man whose pleasures depend on the permission of another.”  I don’t know where he picked up that catch phrase, but it’s profoundly true…most of the time. And then sometimes it isn’t.
why study abroad might refresh your friends list

why study abroad might refresh your friends list

When I  sit down with study abroad nay-sayers and cautious plane-hoppers, I’m often faced with the same fear masked in a variety of forms.