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After decades of war, resignation has replaced hope for many young Afghans who have never seen peace.

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Beyond the bombings: a glimpse of Afghanistan's recent and not-so-recent history.
The challenges of beating HIV/AIDS in Africa are enormous—but the spirit of its young people may be even greater. 
The 2004 tsunami that slammed South East Asia has all but disappeared from the headlines here, but in the year since a group of UBC students has been working quietly to help people in Aceh, Indonesia, rebuild their homes and lives.
Key advice on how to prepare for—and avoid—a mental meltdown abroad.
Helpful hints on how to cope when you find yourself unexpectedly standing in front of a class that doesn't speak your language, but wants to.
This province of Indonesia felt the impact of the 2004 tsunami more than anywhere else on the planet. The good news? It has helped to wage peace in this war-torn region.
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A year of travelling with purpose is a great way to get out of a work rut. Expert Susan Griffith offers tips to help you prepare for taking time off from your everyday life.
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