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Challenge yourself! Open the doorway to exciting international opportunities and build the fundamental skill set that will make you successful.

Take your career to the next level! If you’re serious about your international career trajectory, it’s time to put on your research cap, ramp up your job search and build a killer resume.

Change your life in a single semester! Studying abroad is the quickest and most effective way to build cross-cultural skills and expand your personal and professional horizons.

Broaden your perspective while wearing a business suit. An internship abroad can give your international outlook – and your career – a major boost.

Whether you’re determined to save the planet or you just want to have an enriching international adventure, volunteering abroad is an exciting and rewarding way to experience another country.

Tap into your entrepreneurial personality, take control of your international experiences and build key career skills while soaking up the cultural riches of the world!

With a billion people in the world who want to learn English, the doors are wide open for native English-speakers to teach abroad and fulfill their international objectives.

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...the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.
Paul Fussell , historian
The journey, not the arrival, matters.
T.S. Eliot, poet
We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru, politician
Travel, in the younger sort, is a part of education; in the elder, a part of experience.
Francis Bacon, writer
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Samuel Johnson , poet, essayist
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.
Lao Tzu, philosopher
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
Jack Kerouac, writer, poet
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley, writer
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Douglas Adams, writer
Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them.
Admiral Richard E. Byrd, explorer
Two roads diverged in a wood and I -- I took the one less traveled by.
Robert Frost, poet
A wise traveler never despises his own country.
Carlo Goldoni, playwright
A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
Moslih Eddin Saadi, poet
There is no foreign land; it is the traveler only who is foreign.
Robert Louis Stevenson , writer, poet
I see my path, but I don't know where it leads. Not knowing where I'm going is what inspires me to travel it.
Rosalia de Castro, poet
To get away from one's working environment is, in a sense, to get away from one's self; and this is often the chief advantage of travel and change.
Charles Horton Cooley, sociologist
The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.
Henry David Thoreau, writer, naturalist
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going.
Paul Theroux, travel writer
No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.
Alan Watts, writer, philosopher
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
Mark Twain, writer
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Miriam Beard, writer
Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe
Anatole France, writer
If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti, racing driver
We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc, writer, historian
One main factor in the upward trend of animal life has been the power of wandering.
Alfred North Whitehead, mathematician, philosopher
I love to travel, but hate to arrive.
Albert Einstein, physicist
Real adventure is defined best as a journey from which you may not come back alive, and certainly not as the same person.
Yvon Chouinard, rock climber
Is anything sadder than a train/That leaves when it's supposed to/That has only one voice/Only one route?
Primo Levi, chemist, writer
When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.
Clifton Fadiman, writer, radio & tv host
Half the fun of travel is the aesthetic of lostness.
Ray Bradbury, writer
Arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.
Italo Calvino, writer
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.
Maya Angelou , writer, poet
The use of traveling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Samuel Johnson, poet, essayist
When you're traveling, you are what you are… No yesterdays on the road.
William Least Heat Moon, travel writer
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau, writer, naturalist
...I never write when I'm traveling, because travel is a situation where I can learn more by looking and listening than by working.
Thomas Perry, writer
He who does not travel does not know the value of men.
Moorish proverb
The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it.
Mark Jenkins, artist
Too often… I would hear men boast only of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
Louis L'Amour, writer
For so many centuries, the exchange of gifts has held us together. It has made it possible to bridge the abyss where language struggles.
Barry Lopez, writer
Definition of Global Competence: "Having an open mind while actively seeking to understand cultural norms and expectations of others, and leveraging this gained knowledge to interact, communicate and work effectively in diverse environments."
William D. Hunter, intercultural expert
I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list.
Susan Sontag, essayist, activist
Peculiar travel suggestions are dancing lessons from God.
Kurt Vonnegut, writer
Not all those who wander are lost.
J.R.R. Tolkien, writer, professor
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.
Matsuo Basho, poet
Travel is glamourous only in retrospect.
Paul Theroux, travel writer
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Freya Stark, explorer, travel writer
All travel has its advantages. If the passenger visits better countries, he may learn to improve his own. And if fortune carries him to worse, he may learn to enjoy it.
Samuel Johnson, poet, essayist
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
When you are everywhere, you are nowhere. When you are somewhere, you are everywhere.
Rumi, poet
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Rudyard Kipling, writer, poet
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.
James Michener, writer
A map is not the territory.
Alfred Korzybski, philosopher, scientist
One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.
Henry Miller, writer, painter
The traveler sees what he sees, the tourist sees what he has come to see.
Gilbert K. Chesterton, journalist, essayist
People who do not travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what's in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live.
Martin Yan, chef
People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.
Dagobert D. Runes, philosopher, writer
The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.
Amelia E. Barr, writer
A journey is best measured in friends rather than miles.
Tim Cahill, travel writer
It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.
Sir Edmund Hillary, explorer
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson , essayist, poet
We travel to learn; and I have never been in any country where they did not do something better than we do it, think some thoughts better than we think, catch some inspiration from heights above our own.
Maria Mitchell, astronomer
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.
Lillian Smith , writer, social critic
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.
Pat Conroy, writer
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
St. Augustine, philosopher
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.
Gilbert K. Chesterton, journalist, essayist
Don't tell me how educated you are; tell me how much you have traveled.
Mohammed
All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.
Martin Buber, philosopher
A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.
John Steinbeck, writer
Certainly, travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Miriam Beard, writer
You lose sight of things… and when you travel, everything balances out.
Daranna Gidel , writer
No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.
Lin Yutang, writer, inventor
Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.
John Muir, writer, naturalist
People don't take trips -- trips take people.
John Steinbeck, writer
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain, writer
Travel teaches toleration.
Benjamin Disraeli, British Prime Minister
We must travel in the direction of our fear.
John Berryman, poet
I am a passionate traveler, and from the time I was a child, travel formed me as much as my formal education.
David Rockefeller, philanthropist
Life for two weeks on the mountaintops would show up many things about life during the other fifty weeks down below.
Benton Mackaye, conservationist
To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive, and the true success is to labour.
Robert Louis Stevenson , writer, poet
The more I traveled, the more I realized that fear makes stranger of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLaine, actress
To my mind, the greatest reward and luxury of travel is to be able to experience everyday things as if for the first time, to be in a position in which almost nothing is so familiar it is taken for granted.
Bill Bryson, writer
I am convinced that to live is to travel towards the world's end.
Ella Maillart, adventurer
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
Lord Chesterfield, statesman
Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind.
Seneca, philosopher
I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them.
Mark Twain, writer
Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.
Aldous Huxley, writer
It is not down on any map; true places never are.
Herman Melville, writer, poet
As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.
Margaret Mead, cultural anthropologist
We start going downhill when we stop taking risks.
Laird Hamilton, surfer
I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.
Caskie Stinnett, writer, editor
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but in having new eyes.
Marcel Proust, writer
For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move.
Robert Louis Stevenson , writer, poet
…nobody can discover the world for anybody else. It is only after we have discovered it for ourselves that it becomes common ground, and a common bond, and we cease to be alone.
Wendell Berry , academic, critic
… before the traveler sees the ocean, he feels a stirring in his blood.
Jorge Luis Borges, writer, poet
He who would travel happily must travel light.
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aviator, writer
I have wandered all my life, and I have also traveled; the difference between the two being this, that we wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc, writer, historian
The first condition of understanding a foreign country is to smell it.
Rudyard Kipling, Author
The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it -- basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them.
Charles Bukowski, writer, poet
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.
Charles Dudley Warner, writer
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.
Lao Tzu, philosopher
Uma
Volunteered in Guatemala & Peru
College of Saint Elizabeth
Her thoughts on Homestays
Going with my volunteer program, we stayed in a local host home and ate traditional cuisine three times a day. This approach to going abroad made me feel like I was much more a part of the culture than I would have been staying at a hotel.

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