First Trip to China?  What to know, what to do.
Sep16

First Trip to China? What to know, what to do.

It’s important to know a few key things for your first trip to China. This article outlines things that will help ensure a smooth, positive experience.

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Travel Safely: The Ultimate Medical Kit
Aug05

Travel Safely: The Ultimate Medical Kit

Recently, I received an email from my husband with the subject line, “luck ran out.” It sure did… Based on many of our travel adventures, here’s my advice for being prepared and traveling safely…

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Travel Abroad – Street Art As Cultural Bridge
Jul22

Travel Abroad – Street Art As Cultural Bridge

I got to thinking about how the people who actually do go abroad spend their time. What do they get from the experience other than the “been there, done that” satisfaction of checking off the experience on some list they have in their mind?

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Takeaway Tweets: #CampusChat Tips for College Students Traveling Abroad

The full transcript from the 10/26/11 #CampusChat can be found here on TweetReports, but in order to draw attention to some of the best travel tips posted that night, I've used Storify to curate them here:   View the story "Takeaway Tweets: #CampusChat Tips for College Students Traveling Abroad" on...

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Smart See, Smart Do: Emory University
Aug24

Smart See, Smart Do: Emory University

When on a campus tour, be sure to allow time in your schedule to discover additional opportunities for learning — we think of it as part of the "Smart See, Smart Do" — the college or university has to offer.  Curators of Learning Founded in 1919, Emory University's landmark museum, the Michael C. Carlos Museum, holds the largest collection of ancient art in the Southeast at 16,000 objects. It is also the only University Museum to present the travelling King Tut exhibition: Tutankhamun: The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs.   Museum curators and staff are not just about acquiring artifacts and exhibitions, they're about creating opportunities for learning. According to Elizabeth Hornor, Education Director, some of the ways students at Emory engage with the Carlos Museum include: Serving as a Museum Docent and lead K-12 students on gallery tours Attending classes related to the collections and exhibitions taught by faculty & curators, or the conservator Earning course credit through the competitive Andrew W. Mellon summer internship program Hornor says, "We are open to new ideas for ways that students can make use of the Museum's collections." Anne Marie Gan ’08 undertook coursework, internships, and research projects at the Carlos Museum. She served as a student docent while fulfilling her undergraduate majors in art history and Italian and completed a semester-long practical internship in the Museum’s Parsons Conservation Laboratory. Gan is one of 18 American students to receive the Luce Scholarship sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation to promote interaction with Asia. She is completing her work in Preah Norodom Sihanouk Angkor Museum in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Art History major, Madeline Schiller, enjoys her time as a student Docent. She is specifically interested in the Greek and Roman collection. Prior to becoming a docent, she supported the Office of Education’s summer camp, Camp Carlos, and hopes to work in museums, specifically in the field of education.  The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Sunday, 12 noon – 4 p.m. It is closed on Mondays and on university holidays. For more information about exhibits and learning opportunities, please visit the museum web site.  Michael C. Carlos MuseumEmory University201 Dowman DriveAtlanta, Georgia 30322404.727.6123www.carlos.emory.edu Campus tours and visit information at Emory is coordinated by each individual school. To learn more or to contact the school programs, please go to the University's Campus Visit page. Click here to search for a nearby hotel. Be sure to check out Travel Tips to help you plan your college visit. You may also download or print our free Smart College Visit evaluation form to help keep track of all of your campus visits. ### Four-year colleges and universities interested in...

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Smart See, Smart Do: Saint Thomas University
Jul27

Smart See, Smart Do: Saint Thomas University

The Carnival Science and Technology building is where all the excitement stems from at St Thomas U. St. Thomas University is a school whose appeal is in its tight knit, 5000-strong student community.  A small Catholic campus located in Miami, Florida, the grounds are a must see in itself. The fact that it is filled with trees, lakes, and a peaceful breeze is just one reason the university’s location appeals to many. On top of the beautiful Floridian atmosphere, however, the campus has a great deal to boast of in regards to its science building. The Carnival Cruise Lines Science and Technology building opened in August of 2008 and houses the School of Science, Technology, and Engineering Management. Students are afforded countless invaluable opportunities through the program and the state-of-the-art facilities enabling an edge over many other schools. The laboratories are equipped with all the latest audio visual technology as well as scientific technology donated by NASA. Students who complete four years at St. Thomas have the equivalent education of many first year grad students, making acceptance into graduate programs and the workplace much easier. While the school’s fourteen laboratories and core research facilities for chemistry, microscopy, histology, tissue culture, and molecular biology create a unique opportunity for undergraduate students to work with faculty on publishable forefront research projects, the Science Atrium features the “Windows on Science,” which are designed to engage people of all ages and skill levels. The Discovery Laboratory is a facility constructed with elementary, middle school, and high school students in mind, as it allows teachers to demonstrate and showcase scientific concepts, current research, discoveries, and modern technology. The adjacent lecture hall, entrance atrium, and outdoor terrace are excellent spaces for public lectures, conferences, and other activities.  Learn more about how to apply to St Thomas University or email any of the colleges’ deans to discover more about the university’s undergraduate programs.  Visit the school’s beautiful campus weekdays or during any of the open house dates. To contact the admissions office, email the dean of admissions at [email protected], or call 305-628-6712. St. Thomas University16401 NW 37th AvenueMiami Gardens, Florida 33054www.stu.edu *** Planning to visit St. Thomas University? Click here to search for a nearby hotel. Be sure to check out Travel Tips to help you plan your college visit. You may also download or print our free Smart College Visit evaluation for to help keep track of all of your campus visits. *** Valerie McGinnis is a freelance writer and student at Liberty University. Val will graduate in 2011 with a degree in English. Smart See, Smart Do™ is a regular series appearing on...

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