Escape the cold and volunteer abroad somewhere warm!

With much of the U.S. still firmly within winter’s grasp, it seems like spring is a LONG ways off. If you’re sick and tired of the cold and looking for an opportunity to do something meaningful with your free time, why not escape to a warmer locale during your spring break on a volunteer abroad program with […]

Study abroad reflections – Oregon State advisor reconnects with his host family

By Teppei Hayashi, Study Abroad Advisor at Oregon State University Do you remember what you were doing ten years ago? Many things change in a decade, and that certainly was the case with some things I saw while my wife and I were visiting Ecuador in September 2010, but other things remained the same, like […]

Thoughts from the road – Saying goodbye never gets easier

Over time, I have come to recognize the throat tightening and constricting feeling in my chest as signs that I am leaving behind something or someone that I love. It is a sad and beautiful feeling all at the same time, because it reminds me of how amazing it is to open oneself to new experiences and new cultures, and in doing so, fall in love over and over again.

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