Earn a study abroad bursary and learn what NOT to pack: the latest news in work, study and volunteer abroad.
Volunteer Abroad News
• USAID announced last week
that they will be awarding Cuso International over $1 million in funding to support the recruitment of American professionals from diaspora communities to volunteer overseas. (In Canada, disapora volunteers are already been part of Cuso’s programming.)
Study Abroad News
• New studies indicate
that not only do students who study abroad graduate on time—they may also have higher rates of graduation than students who stay at home.
• If you’re headed overseas this semester, there are some key things that your study abroad advisor may not be telling you.
• With a number of students abroad becoming injured or killed this past spring, now is a great time to read this article
on staying safe while studying overseas.
• Ten years ago, Sarah Hepola
got in her car and started a five-month road trip across the United States—alone.
Contests and Opportunities
• Are you looking to study in the U.K. in September 2012 or January 2013? Robert Gordon University
still has spots and scholarships are available to international students.
• TBEX’13’s host city has been announced—and it’s going to be in our very own Toronto! (Okay, the Verge office is actually located in Peterborough, but it’s close enough.) Best of all, if you’re not a travel blogger yet, you have 10 months to get started before the conference!
• Blog about your favourite city and to enter to win EUR 800 in free accommodation.