Know Before You Go: Number Nine, Jonas, and the Caucus Race Begins

Here are the Top Five Stories that caught our eyes this week: Iran Nuclear Sanctions What You Need to Know: After a long December of negotiations, Iran and the U.S. reached a deal following Nuclear disarmament by Iran. Although the Nuclear sanctions on Iran go back as far as 2006, this is one of the... Continue Reading →

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Know Before You Go: Hamburg Says “No”, Beijing Can’t Breathe, and Turkey and Russia are at it Again

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week:   UN Resolution on Islamic State What You Need to Know: Last week, following the terrorist attacks in Paris, countries met in Vienna to work towards a compromise in Syria. The fight between the Syrian government and democracy wanting rebels has been... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: Paris, Beirut, & Japan

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week:   Paris Attacks What You Need to Know: On Friday, the Western World was shocked when gunmen and suicide bombers struck Paris, France. The unsuspecting people of Paris were not prepared when the attackers struck a concert hall, a major sports stadium,... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: The Pope, Saying Goodbye to Yogi, and Greece…Again…

Here are the Top Five News Stories that caught our eyes this week! Greece Elections What You Need to Know: Greece held emergency elections this month following former Prime Minister Alexis Tsiprasโ€™ stepping down. Tsipras called for elections after Greeceโ€™s third international bailout, one that Tsipras originally fought against earlier in the summer. But the... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: Queen Elizabeth, North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons, and Homo Naledi

Here are the Top Five news stories that caught our eyes this week! Flooding in Japan What You Need to Know: Last week Japan was hit by a tropical storm followed by an abnormal amount of rainfall. This lead to widespread flooding and landslides in north-east Japan, forcing many people to leave and lose their... Continue Reading →

Saving Money While Abroad

One of the most difficult parts about studying abroad is definitely trying to deal with money. Between exchange rates, booking flights, and traveling around in your host country, there are a lot of things you need to think about. This graphic below is definitely helpful, but here are some of our tips for saving money:... Continue Reading →

Know Before You Go: Cuban Embassy Opening, Terrorism Scare in Bangkok, and Are You Sick of the Greek Crisis Yet?

Here are the Top Five Stories that you need to know! U.S. Embassy Reopens in Cuba What You Need to Know: On Saturday, the U.S. flag was raised over the America Embassy in Havana after 54 years of closure. Secretary of State John Kerry was present to oversee the opening of the embassy. He is... Continue Reading →

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