Study abroad: Youngsters bring back more than memories

What are the things you’d expect to bring back from a study-abroad trip — memories of friendships forged, a precious certificate, trinkets and souvenirs? For many students, though, the most precious takeaways are intangible — a cookbook with recipes from all around the world, each contributed by a different classmate; a habit of recycling that you refuse to abandon; sometimes even a renewed determination to always wear a sari to special events. We talked to five students, some of whom are back and some who are still making new memories…

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Kunal Kapoor: Like to travel within India more than abroad

New Delhi: A lot of people wish to visit international destination, including during vacations, but actor Kunal Kapoor likes to see different parts of India, which he considers a “special” country, and more attractive. Kunal, along with his friend of over two decades, Cyrus Sahukar, went on a trip from Dharamsala to Kaza as part of upcoming TV show “Great Escape with Kunal and Cyrus”, which will be aired on Fox Life starting from June 23. “I have learned from this trip that there is so much to see within…

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Tips For Staying Healthy When Traveling Abroad Listen· 3:20

When planning a summer trip abroad, it’s easy to think, “Oh, I’ll just hop over to a travel clinic, and they’ll tell me everything I need to know — and do — to keep from getting sick.” But that’s not always the case. A study published last week in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that travel clinics missed giving the measles vaccine to about half of eligible travelers. For nearly a third of the missed cases, doctors or nurses simply didn’t offer the vaccine, even though measles is a…

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Partnership Sends Minority College Students Abroad

The college student population has become increasingly diverse in the last few decades, but white students are still the majority of undergrads who study abroad. Only 8.3 percent of Hispanic college students and 5.6 percent of black undergrads typically study abroad, according to the Council on International Educational Exchange. About 300,000 students of all backgrounds study abroad each year, the council stated in arecent report. Lack of money and familiarity with college study abroad programs are often obstacles for many minorities who want to enroll in an academic program overseas,…

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Plan Ahead for Emergencies Abroad as an International Student

You probably know what to do in an emergency situation at home, but what if you found yourself in a similar position overseas? Experts say it’s important for future international students to have some sort of response plan for emergency scenarios such as injury or a natural disaster. Gary Rhodes, director of the Center for Global Education at California State University—Dominguez Hills, says students and parents can approach international safety planning by thinking: “Okay, here’s how I handle health and safety emergencies in the city, state, university or wherever I am. What do I need to…

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UK schools suffering as newly qualified teachers ‘flock abroad’

Lured by competitive salaries and a warmer climate, newly qualified teachers are heading to the Gulf, the far east and beyond, says Sir Michael Wilshaw Kindergarden pupils at Jumeirah primary school in Dubai. Photograph: Stephanie Kuykendal/Corbis The staffing crisis in schools is being exacerbated by an exodus of newly qualified teachers who are “flocking abroad” to work in the rapidly growing international sector, including branches of England’s elite public schools, it has been claimed. Sir Michael Wilshaw, who is the chief inspector of England’s schools, warns that the country is…

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UK schools suffering as newly qualified teachers ‘flock abroad’

Lured by competitive salaries and a warmer climate, newly qualified teachers are heading to the Gulf, the far east and beyond, says Sir Michael Wilshaw Kindergarden pupils at Jumeirah primary school in Dubai. Photograph: Stephanie Kuykendal/Corbis The staffing crisis in schools is being exacerbated by an exodus of newly qualified teachers who are “flocking abroad” to work in the rapidly growing international sector, including branches of England’s elite public schools, it has been claimed. Sir Michael Wilshaw, who is the chief inspector of England’s schools, warns that the country is…

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