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Top 10 Apartments in the World

Many people aspire to the apartment life; it brings up images of high flying professionals and creative people living in the city. There’s something very unique about living in an apartment, it’s your own space, and you can deck it out in unique furniture, designer wallpaper, and one of a kind accessories. If you live in a city, the apartment could be your escape from the hustle and bustle, or it could be your party pad, where you entertain guests and host incredible get-togethers. Whatever you want to use your apartment for, you may need some inspiration. Here’s our top 10:

  1. 1.     A Belgian Dwelling

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This apartment in Antwerp, Belgium is in the neoclassical style. It’s a unique apartment because it is a ‘Gallery Home’, that means they work with galleries to get a new set of unique furniture every now and then. They furniture that they use may be a designer piece, a concept piece, or even one of a kind. It must be exciting to live with all that wonderful and expensive furniture, but the catch is their home is sometimes open to the public.

  1. 2.      Belle Isle, Miami

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Belle Isle is a development near Miami on an artificial island. The residents on the island enjoy a tropical island style setting and a lot of luxury apartments in a secluded spot! It’s perfect if you’re looking to live the celebrity lifestyle.

  1. 3.     Lukas Kordik’s Apartment

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Lukas Kordik’s apartment uses pops of colour in a quite industrial themed design to provide points of interest in his unique apartment.

  1. 4.     Paris Apartment

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Who would have thought using so much black in an apartment could make it look so effortlessly chic? If you have quite a bright apartment, try using black paint to duplicate this look.

  1. 5.     Girly Apartment

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If you want a girly but very glamorous apartment, you might want to stick to a neutral colour scheme like the one shown above, then just add sweet details in pink, and decadent accessories like chandeliers and fashion table books.

  1. 6.     Warehouse Chic

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Sometimes the most decadent apartments have a harsh contrast between bare, crumbling walls and luxurious furniture. This style looks especially good if you live in an old apartment with lots of history like the one shown in the photo.

  1. 7.     Parisian Modern

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This apartment may be located in the heart of Paris, but it doesn’t follow the usual conventions of Parisian style, instead it clashes bold strips of yellow with slate grey and industrial style furniture.

  1. 8.     Eclectic New York Apartment

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This pretty DIY apartment was created by 2 New Yorkers on a budget; they use a lot of vintage and antique furniture, and restore it using bright paints. Their apartment also contains lots of interesting features which give it a lot of personality.

  1. 9.     Apartment with Balcony

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If you’re looking for an apartment but you don’t want to miss out on the outdoor space that comes with a home, then you’ll love this apartment. It has a decked balcony with metal shelving for potted plants and lots of cosy seating spaces to relax in.

  1. 10.  Rita Konig’s Apartment

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This apartment was styled by Holly Becker, it’s the perfect mix of organised clutter and bright open spaces; there are lots of things to look at, but the accessories aren’t overbearing – perfect if you’re the creative type.

This guest post was contributed by Epicliverpool.co.uk, serviced apartments in Liverpool.

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Tips For An Awesome Smooth Summer Getaway

A holiday promises a break from daily stresses, but often its preparations can prove quite the opposite! Rather than letting your summer getaway turn into a nightmare before it has even begun, instead take a moment to get organised to ensure it all gets off to a flying start.

Summer is undoubtedly the peak holiday season of the year and every July and August millions of people pack their bags and head off on vacation. However, as advantageous as this is, there are also many potential obstacles getting there. Below are some of the top tips to ensure your holiday kicks off without a hitch!

Book Ahead
As the busiest time of the year to travel, when it comes to your summer holiday it is imperative to book ahead not just to ensure you get a holiday to your exact specifications, but that you get a holiday at all! Rather than leaving your decisions until the last minute, therefore, make plans in advance and follow them through, covering everything from the flights to Bermuda to Leeds Bradford parking. As a reward for this, not only will you find peace of mind, but also that you are privy to a range of benefits that really sweeten the deal!

Pack Light But Pack Right!
Packing can prove a major stumbling block and, quite understandably, is not at the top of the list of people’s favourite pre-holiday preparations! However, it needn’t be the hassle that many people perceive it to be. Take time to sit down beforehand and figure out what it is you really need. Plan outfits around what activities you expect to undertake (for example, are high heels really a necessity on a camping trip?) and remember that clothes can be used more than once! Not only will making a list of items to take reduce packing stress, it will also lighten the load of your suitcase no end and leave all important space for those holiday souvenirs.

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Allow Yourself Time
Nothing could be worse than starting your holiday by missing your flight and facing the potential of not even having a holiday at all! To ensure this is not a situation that you are faced with, make sure you leave home with time to spare. Keep in mind that most flights ask you to check in at least two hours before departure and factor in extra time for any hiccups along the way as a flat tyre is never something to celebrate and even less so when your flight is about to take off! You will find yourself both more relaxed and with more time to spend in the Duty Free!

A summer holiday can be the cause of stress before it has even begun. To avoid this putting a damper on proceedings, take time to plan your holiday and fine tune your preparations. This done, you need only focus on one thing, that is the fun at hand once you are away!

Catherine Bailey is a travel writer who contributes on a regular basis to a wide range of blogs and online magazines on the subject. A specialist in air travel from the UK, she has widely researched all aspects of airport facilities and services; visit this page for more information on the subject.

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Virgin Island An Entertainment Place To Visit

Virgin Island is indeed a wonderful location to visit for retreat, fun and leisure. The location refers to a group of islands found within the United States territory. However, only three of the islands are the main islands, the rest are small atolls. Saint Croix is the largest island followed by Saint Thomas and lastly Saint John is the smallest among the three islands. The location offers interesting services such as diving and snorkeling spot, white beaches, cheap shopping hub, mixture of Danish and West Indian cultures and probably American influence on food, language and other social aspects.

Those visitors who are interested in visiting this location are required to have a genuine passport which must be valid for six months after the date of entry. Without which, the individual will be restricted to cross other countries. If you do not have one, then you should look for it before the day of travelling. This may require that you visit passport sites to learn more about obtaining passports or even to get help on finding the nearest location to apply for passports. People are advised to visit the location between the month of April and June when the weather is favourable.

Saint Croix
The Island covers an area of two hundred and twelve square kilometers and is the largest of the three islands. It provides beautiful beaches, cultural events, unique art and crafts, music and interesting sporting activities such as diving, fishing, golf clubs among others. The excellent hotels located on the island offer great accommodation services and dining facilities. You can get here by either flight, Vehicle or Ferry.

Saint Thomas
It is the second largest Island among the three islands. The highest of point of the Virginia Islands is found on this particular island. This is because of the Crow Mountain found on this island. The mountain has a height of four hundred and seventy four meters. The beautiful beaches located in the northern and eastern part of the coast are classified as the best beaches found in the entire Caribbean. Historical sites and cultural activities are also among the tourist attraction features. For instance, Fort Christian is the oldest standing United States National Landmark structure in the virgin islands. The Museum also play a very great role in tourist attraction because it contains old maps, island’s memorabilia and other island’s historical materials. The old synagogues that are still being used in the United States and the skytsborg fortified tower currently known as Blackbeard’s Castle which is being used as a restaurant and a hotel also form part of attraction features on the Island. You can get here using a vehicle, a flight or a ferry.

Saint John
It is the smallest of the three islands and covers a total area of fifty four square kilometers. The Island has a rainforest belonging to the United States National Park, which acts as a home of diverse fascinating animals. It also has beautiful beaches and bays which are very attractive. Great recreational activities such as swimming and diving are also highly favored on the beach. Unfortunately, there is no airport on island and therefore tourists depend entirely on the ferry to get to this amazing destination.

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Taking Your Family Vacation

Taking to the open road is the ultimate American family vacation. The nations system of interstate, state and local roads makes travel a breeze. Traveling by in a converted Prevost bus RV means you can take to the open road without leaving the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

Taking a Prevost Bus on Your Family Vacation

Few things are more American than taking to the open road for a family vacation. Celebrated in everything from black and white photos from the dawn of motor travel to super-8 movies and digital video to major motion pictures the family road trip the All American Vacation and what better way to experience it than in the comfort of your own converted Prevost Bus RV.

Whether you’re taking your trip while the kids are still young or are long grown and it’s just the two of you the call of America’s highways and byways always beckons. Traveling in a Prevost bus offers the best of two worlds, parts unknown and the comforts of home at the same time. Thanks to our country’s outstanding system of multilane highways and less traveled state highways getting away for a few days or a few weeks has never been easier.

A great east coast trip is the Blue Ridge Parkway which runs from Shenandoah National Park in Waynesboro, Virginia through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina. With entry and exit points all along the route there is always something to see and do. The parkway passes by small towns and hamlets and larger communities such as Asheville and Boone North Carolina and Roanoke Virginia.

The region is chock full of history and culture from Native American culture and influences of the Cherokee to Early American homesteads right through to today. With almost endless choices travelers can enjoy the great natural beauty of the area from their vehicles, on foot on paved paths and backcountry hikes and on bike or horseback. Antiquing and shopping are also extremely popular across the region.

The great American Midwest provides ample opportunity and undeniable variety in when it comes to opportunities to travel by RV or car. Urban, suburban, mountain or plain, river or lake the choices abound. Hope from city to city throughout the Great Lakes Region from Green Bay to Milwaukee and Chicago East to Toledo and Cincinnati and on to Buffalo and Niagara Falls your trip can last as long as you want and you’ll never be bored.

The Rocky Mountain region is world renown for its rugged beauty and breathtaking views. Zigzagging east and west while traveling north and south the road tripper can get as close to or as far from the cities of; Denver, Salt Lake, Albuquerque, Casper and Billings as you wish to be. The Rockies provide an endless list of outdoor activities including world famous hot springs.

The west coast is no stranger to motor travel or luxury and is the perfect place to combine both as you travel the coast from the majestic coastal mountain ranges of the north down the coast to Hollywood and even into Mexico for some authentic Mexican cuisine. Traveling by converted Prevost Bus is the ultimate west coast experience and can be done on your schedule in days, weeks or months, in one long trip or dozens of overnighters.

Paul is a freelance writer interested in places where buyers can search for Buses for Sale to find a Prevost for sale. Prevost buses are a popular choice for many family vacations in the United States.

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Languages and Learning While on the Road in Asia

Traveling is fun and educational. Whether one is able to travel to other places and countries because of work, business or for leisure, the learning opportunities are endless.

Learning while traveling mean gaining knowledge about a country’s culture, traditions, history and it’s people’s way of life. Being able to learn a new language is an added perk. When in Asia, there are lots of opportunities to do this.

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Being the largest continent of the world with the highest population, Asia is a region rich in history and culture. It has diverse cultures, ethnic groups, environment, government systems and economies. In the area of education, the region is also home to prestigious colleges and universities that produce topnotch graduates who eventually hold important positions whether in government or in the corporate world.

Similar to traveling to the Americas and Europe, people who visit Asian countries would be able to get around the place more easily if they learn the local language. They can study on their own using books, audio-visual materials and online resources or they can enroll in a short course on the internet, in schools in their own country or in a language school in the country they’re visiting.
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New York Basic Travel Tips: Things You Should Know About The Big Apple Today

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International center of business, capital of art and entertainment and the culture capital of the world are only some of the famous names of New York City which also made the people visit the city. There are a lot of reasons why many people travel to New York and one of those if just because they wanted to take their vacation in the city as their destination.

Choosing New York as your vacation destination, here are some of the basic travel tips that will help you assure your enjoyment and fun in your trip to New York which is one of the world’s most visited cities.

First, don’t be so consumed by the time, just enjoy! New York is one of the biggest cities in the world that’s why they have a lot of landmarks and sites offered to be visited by the tourists. Take your time at each individual site so that you could fully enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the area. Do not rush yourself. Finishing all the sites at once is clearly impossible.

To make your visit a successful one, plan which sites you want to visit he most, do not plan too much because it will absolutely ruin you New York experience. It may seem like a good idea to fill your schedule with things to do, however choose only few places and spend more time at each place so that you will have the best experience out of your New York trip.

Second, take advantage to all different tours that are available. There are two types of tour, the guided one and the self-guided tour. A guided tour is where you go along with a group of people, and the tour guide explains everything in great detail, while the self-guided one is do-it-by-yourself procedure where you only have a map or a small guidebook explaining things. The two are entirely different from each other and usually people who take self-guided tours are those that hate crowds. Choose one that is suited most to your tastes, so you can really get the most out of your experience.

Third, do not be afraid in having fun in the city. When people think about New York, one of the things that stay in mind is the crimes; however, the city is really a safe place. Millions of people travel to New York every year without having any problems at all that’s why you should not let your fears or anxieties ruin your mood when in the city. It is only normal to be cautious but don’t limit your trip too much.

And lastly, you should experience what it is truly to be in a New York. Experiencing the unique New York culture through the museums and Broadway shows is the best way to know the true New York and to complete your trip. You should either to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, (The Met) or take in one of the fabulous shows on Broadway. Either one will give you the true face of what the New York culture is.

We got our start in New York City – and NYC is still the life blood of our organization. Nearly 51.5 million people will visit the Big Apple this year – and the lucky ones will experience an OnBoard Tours tour for themselves. Contact us for a New York tours now.

 

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Do You Fancy A Holiday With A Difference?

A look at yachting holidays in the Mediterranean and why they are becoming more and more popular.

It might be the desire to totally escape the rat race, or something else, but more and more people are turning their back on the traditional package holiday in favour of something a bit more exciting. Adventure holiday sales are on the increase and are particularly popular with groups of youngsters and single travellers. Sailing holidays have long been thought of as the domain of the wealthy but yacht charters have changed all that and even if you have never sailed before you can hire your own skipper so that all you have to do is soak up the sun and view the country from a different angle.

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The Mediterranean.
The Mediterranean is a big place; from the many islands off the coast of Croatia, to the secluded bays of southern Turkey and the more familiar resorts of Spain and the Balearics. Sailing opportunities here are plentiful and choosing where to go is quite a task. Resorts along the coastline vary from sleepy fishing villages to glamorous resorts where the shores are lined with hotels and classy nightclubs. Most people who sail the “Med”, as it is affectionately known, do so to relax so head for the more tranquil waters around the Greek coastline. Greece offers the chance to island hop and sample the good food offered by the waterside tavernas. Sailing the waters around the beaches of Turkey with a company such as Sunsail offers a view of a land with a colourful and often turbulent past. With many totally unspoiled bays in which to anchor, there is history to explore when you set foot on dry land mixed with colourful markets and lively nightlife.

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So what sort of vessel can you sail on your Mediterranean holiday? The choice depends on whether or not you wish to sail in your own group or part of a flotilla. A flotilla is a group of people sailing together under the guidance of a lead boat meaning that you will have company during the moored hours. If you prefer to sail alone or with a hired crew and were sailing from Palma you could chose from a variety of craft ranging from a single hull two cabin vessel that would sleep six to the expanses of a catamaran. Your experience will dictate what vessel you can man safely .

New to sailing.
If you are new to sailing the Mediterranean is the ideal destination with warm deep waters, light winds and easy navigation so this is a great place to start your life on the ocean wave. Combine this
with the resorts waiting to be visited and you can spend as much time on shore as off it. A beach holiday can be combined with your yachting holiday and if you decide to sail in the second week the first can be spent learning the ropes before you set sail on your adventure in the Mediterranean.

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This look at yachting holidays in the Mediterranean was written by Jaye Staddon a freelance travel writer. Information from this article was sourced from the internet using Sunsail as a guide for available AC vessels.

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Ten Best Theatres in The World

Theatre 300x149 Ten Best Theatres in The WorldTheaters have become the important parts of the day today life of people of these days, because people would be looking for watching movies to get themselves relaxed from the stress and tension that they undergo in their day today life. Let us see some important theatres which are working there in the world. You can get the information about them by visiting theatrenews.com.

1) La Scala de Milan: This is the world famous theater which is located near the Santa Maria alla Scala. In the entire Milan, this is an unmistakable landmark and one can have the excellent view of the entire city. December 7 is the starting day.

2) Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires is another important theatre in Argentina. Every year it attracts millions of people from the remote corners of the country. The total area of this theater is about 8200 square meters and has the capacity to accommodate nearly 2500 spectators at once.

3) The Liceo de Barcelona: This is another important theater which is located in Spain. The specialty of this theater lies in the fact that this is the oldest theatre in entire Spain. Many world famous opera singers have performed in this theater and have attracted millions of people in the process.

4) Covert Garden is yet another important royal opera house in London. In fact it is a musical institution which bears this name and hence it has become famous everywhere as the garden theater.

5) Teatro la Fenice in Venice: This is another theater which is present in Venice. The details of this most important theater can be seen in the fact that the most characteristic singer namely Verdi was the famous personality who made his footprints in this theater by his achievements. In the year 1851, on the night of March 11th, he achieved new landmark in the musical world.

6) Teatro Real de Madrid: This is yet another important theater which is located in Madrid of Spain. It is located just opposite of the royal palace. The location of this theater is in Plaza de Oriente.

7) The metropolitan opera house of New York is another important theater where thousands of people have fun and frolic every year. This theater was established in the year 1883.

8) Wiener Staatsoper is a wonderful theater which was established in 1918. It has been standing since that day as one of the best theaters in the world. The period of great splendor of this theater was between 1814 and1832.

9) Moscow Bolshoi Theater has been standing as a monumental theater in Moscow since 1776. That means it has been there for more than two centuries and surely it can be listed as one of the oldest and best known theaters in the world.

10) The Sydney opera house is yet another important opera house in the world which is best known for its aesthetics. The name and fame of this theater went skywards as it was inaugurated by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20th, 1973. Along with that, it has a capacity of 1547 spectators at a time. So if you want to choose the best theater for you, go to theatrenews.com and select one theater for you.

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Which Style of Holiday is Right For You?

It is that time again. The time of the year that everyone just loves. It is time to plan you next annual holiday. If you are lucky enough maybe you even get to take a holiday more than once a year. Either way, planning for your next holiday is a fun experience. Just think of all the great places that you will get to choose from. Just think of all the great things that you may be able to experience. Now you have one decision to make. You will need to choose where you want to spend your holiday. Should it be on some tropical island in the Pacific, or should it be at a theme park in Orlando, Florida? This can be a really hard choice to make. Keep reading if you want to find out which holiday destination is right for you.

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The Solitary Holiday

If you are looking for some quiet time, some time to get away from it all and relax, then the tropical island in the Pacific may just end up being your best choice. This is a great holiday destination for singles or new couples that don’t have children, and there is no better way to leave the world behind than by sipping your favorite cocktail while the warm sun kisses your face.

The soft sound of the ocean waves are an excellent way to take you away from everything. Within a few days, you will have forgotten about everything that you left behind. No stressful job. No angry boss and no customers to make happy. It is just you, the sun, the surf and the sand.

The Family Holiday

There is always a flip side to everything. If you are looking for a holiday adventure for the entire family, then the tropical island in the Pacific is not going to be the best choice. There is nothing to really occupy the children, and I am sure that you know if the children are not happy, then no one will be happy. This is why there are places like Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. These theme parks have been designed to entertain the entire family. There is plenty to see and do for the kids, and the adults will have plenty to see and do as well.

There is nothing quite like enjoying all of the fun and thrills with your children. It is one thing to have your children tell you about something that they did that was fun and exciting. It is something entirely different to experience it all with them. This is the type of holiday adventure that will create memories that will last an entire life time. Just make sure that you get your universal studio tickets florida before you arrive on your holiday.

No matter which holiday you choose, you should make sure that you have everything planned out perfectly if you want to be able to enjoy everything that there is to enjoy. Proper planning will ensure that you have plenty of time to experience everything!

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Studying Abroad Placement

studyabroad 300x276 Studying Abroad PlacementDecades ago, study abroad programs were primarily reserved for students majoring in a foreign language. Today’s international study opportunities are far more diverse, allowing you to go all over the world to pursue whatever studies interest you. In fact, some international programs have established themselves as great options in certain fields, such as international business, political science and anthropology.

Before you commit to a study abroad program, it’s important to review the details of the program to make sure it’s the best option for you. In addition to making sure your studies will be worth your time, you’ll need to be confident you can cover expenses—both the tuition and the living costs—and that you’re okay missing out on other opportunities on the home front. Take time to arrange visas, make sure your passport is still valid and line up a study abroad insurance policy to cover you in the event of a medical emergency.

Once you’ve taken care of these necessary tasks, your biggest worry is figuring out where you’re going to go.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is a city with a lot to offer. It’s the educational hub of all of Ireland and offers several schools for students to choose from. The city has also earned the distinction of having more parks and natural spaces within its boundaries than any other city in Europe, making it a highly livable destination. And visitors can get a sampling of European soccer culture at its finest by attending one of the city’s professional matches.

Netherlands

The Netherlands has a strong reputation when it comes to education—within the country are a dozen universities ranked among the world’s 200 best. That’s quite a feat for such a small country, and it gives students all the more reason to take their studies to this part of the world. English speakers will appreciate that many Dutch citizens speak English. If you study in or near Amsterdam, you’ll have access to a destination with more museums per square meter than any other city in the world.

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is considered to be the cultural capital of Australia, making it a great destination for students looking to travel abroad. It’s been ranked among the most livable cities in the world and is within a day’s drive of Australia’s capital city, Sydney; and the Australian coast is close enough to make a weekend trip to the beach a feasible option. Plus, if you go during the northern hemisphere’s winter months you can catch Australia’s summer and free yourself from winter’s doldrums.

Singapore

It might come as a surprise to many college students, but Singapore actually has a strong educational system and boasts six national universities. Singapore has plenty of modern amenities to keep Western students comfortable, but perhaps more importantly, it’s a great opportunity for students to gain a better understanding of Asian culture. As India, China and other countries rise to become world powers, this familiarity could be a great asset in a student’s future professional life.

Wellington, New Zealand

Australia’s closest neighbor is a small island nation that’s probably most famous for being the shooting location for the “Lord of the Rings” movies. But New Zealand has much more to offer: It’s a lush, green country offering a variety of outdoor activities. Academically, the country’s government has put a strong emphasis on education in recent years, which is a plus for would-be student travelers. And it’s hard to deny that the New Zealand accent is pretty cool.

It’s important to understand that no two study abroad programs are the same. When you start comparing programs across different countries and continents, they can be dramatically different. Finding the one that best suits your needs and interests will help you get the most out of your experience.