Work Abroad News
• Mirroring trends that were seen throughout European countries in the last two years, it’s been reported that more than 200 Irish citizens moved abroad daily to find work in 2012. Their destination of choice? Canada.
• Xpat.no, the first English-language network of its kind for expats living and working in Norway, was launched in late 2012.
Study Abroad News
• With dramatic reports questioning the safety of spending a semester overseas (such as this one) the launch of Emily Sweeney’s site, Study Abroad Spotlight couldn’t have come at a better time. The site connects parents and prospective study abroad participants with alumni, easing fears.
• One nation's citizens that don’t need encouragement to study overseas are the Vietnamese, where parents are collectively spending up to one billion dollars annually to educate their children abroad.
• Ever wonder what the difference is between a "service learning opportunity" and a "volunteer vacation"? Here's one breakdown: “Volunteerism and Other Travel Buzzwords: Defined!”
• Opinion: Melinda Ozongwu, a Uganda native, writes about the effects of placing expats on a pedestal in African nations.
• Lonely Planet’s popular Thorn Tree travel forum was temporarily closed, allegedly partially due to discussions about the age of consent overseas.
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