Study Abroad Spies

Global Panorama

By  April 17, 2014

Participate in a global expat survey: the latest news in work, study and volunteer abroad.

Study Abroad News

Studying abroad could give you an edge in the job market—and yet only one per cent of American students do it.

• Even after becoming paralyzed, University of Illinois student Robert Kozarek didn’t give up on his dreams of studying abroad.

• Open Doors has released their annual report on the profile of American study abroad students.

• And in strange news, the FBI has released a video warning students that they could be courted by foreign agencies to while abroad become spies.

Work Abroad News

• Looking for the “hottest” work abroad destination? Bermuda wants expats to increase their national workforce.

• “5 Things You Should Know About Expats in Emerging Economies."

More companies are combating the effects of China’s smog on their expat employees by offering perks, including paid trips.

Required Reading

• “12 study abroad resources for students with disabilities.

• “In Nepal there are links between voluntourism at orphanages and child trafficking. The links are not just theoretical they are real. It is happening. Children are being trafficked to meet the demands of volunteers and other donors prepared to pay to “help” Nepal’s  orphans.”

• “The 25-Year-Old at the Helm of Lonely Planet: Last year, a media-shy billionaire bought the flailing Lonely Planet travel-guide empire, then shocked observers by hiring an unknown 24-year-old former wedding photographer to save it. Charles Bethea straps in for a bizarre ride as a kid mogul tries to remake a legendary brand for the digital age.”

• “Time Out: The Value Of A Gap Year.

•  The Ontario Council for International Cooperation (OCIC) has released their annual iAM magazine. This year's issue focuses on the state of the world's youth.

• “10 Travellings Apps for Your Next Trip: For those traveling with technology, check out these 10 ways to enhance your experience.

• “Can Ecotourism Lower Poverty? ATTA Interviews Author of New Study that Says Yes.

• “Where Everyone in the World is Migrating in One Gorgeous Chart.

• “Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year.

Contests & Opportunities

Volunteer in Thailand and win up to $1500 for yourself and the community that you contribute to.

Win a chance to sail with a travel blogger during Yatch Week. (Sorry gents. This contest is for the ladies only.)

• HSBC has opened their annual global survey of expats. You can participate here.
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Published in Editor's Desk
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.


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