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Peace Corps Accepts Same-Sex Couples

By  July 5, 2013

Bartend in London or win an Arctic camping trip: the latest news in work, study and volunteer abroad.

Volunteer Abroad News

• Listen: Daniela Papi discusses voluntourism in Papua New Guinea.

• In precedent-setting move, Peace Corps announced that they will begin accepting applications from same-sex partners who wish to volunteer internationally together.

Study Abroad News

• Technorati rounded-up the five best apps for students studying abroad.

First Turkey, and now Egypt. As civil unrest erupts, study abroad students are leaving the country.

• After experiencing difficulties finding new friends on social media, two former study abroad students have developed an app that allows users to instantly link on social networking sites.

Work Abroad News

Britain has allegedly overtaken Australia as the most popular place for foreign workers to live abroad.

• Although there are no official numbers, it's believed that expats are leaving China in droves due to pollution problems.

Required Reading

“A Fascinating Map of the World’s Most and Least Racially Tolerant Countries.”

• “Teenagers should not fly on their gap years, according to Russ Malkin, who travelled around the world on a motorcycle with Ewan McGregor.

• “I'm 55 and want to take a gap year. Am I too old and should I worry about my finances?

• “The 20 Most Expensive Cities in the World.

Contests & Opportunities

• Nominate your favourite neighbourhood, street or city for the Great Places In Canada competition.

• Enter MEC’s “What Moves You” contest for the chance to win an Arctic camping trip.

• Are you a Canadian or American bartender? Enter a to win a chance to work at the Nightjar in London, which is ranked the third best bar in the world.

Got a news tip or opportunity that you’d like to see included in our biweekly “travel with purpose” news round-up? Send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Jessica Lockhart

Contributing Editor

Although Jessica has travelled to more than 30 countries, her favorite place to throw down her bag is still her hometown of Cold Lake, Alberta. A freelance journalist, Jess has worked for international development organizations and tour operators. She’s conducted workshops in Vanuatu, perfected the use of a satellite phone in the jungles of Guyana and supervised teenage pool parties in the Dominican Republic. Although she's based in Toronto, Jess works remotely from all around the world.

Website: www.jesslockhart.com

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