Top 10 Reasons We LOVE our redesigned website

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that we recently launched a completely redesigned website! It’s been many months of very hard work, and we are very pleased with the end result. We hope our redesigned site provides our community with everything they need and more. That said, below are 10 reasons why we think our site is now more awesome than ever. What do you think?   Continue reading

Wandering Educators: Your “One Stop Shop” for Travel Resources

Wandering Educators

Dr. Jessie Voigts, along with her family, has created an amazing travel education website that provides a culmination of valuable travel resources. Wandering Educators is an eclectic group of global and traveling educators looking to share their passion for travel with like minded individuals. With over 35 editors, readers can find information on everything from study abroad to travelling with pets. Also, they’ve recently launched a brand new program for those students interested in travel writing. To find out more about this new program, click here.

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Dean of International Studies at Providence College Tells All

Providence College was one of Abroad101’s very first partners and recently we had the chance to catch-up with Adrian Beaulieu, Dean of International Studies at Providence College.  He also recently became a new member of our customer advisory board and we’re thrilled to have him. We talked about Providence, international education and all things study abroad. He had great insight into the study abroad community and how Abroad101 has been valuable to their Study Abroad program. See what he had to say below.

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Studying abroad this summer? Become an Abroad101 global ambassador!

 

We're so happy in our neon t-shirts!

We love our current global ambassadors so much that we want to recruit more! If you’re a college student who’s planning to study abroad this summer, consider becoming an Abroad101 global ambassador. You’ll have your writing showcased on our blog, gain valuable communications experience and get to sport one of our really cool neon t-shirts! Continue reading

Check out Forum-Nexus for great summer abroad program options!

 

 

One of the most difficult tasks of studying abroad is making a decision on where to go! There are SO many program options available, especially in Europe. If you’ve been dreaming of backpacking through the Swiss Alps, indulging in local cuisine in Italy, learning about the historical and cultural remnants in Berlin, or visiting multinational companies in Barcelona, then keep reading to learn more about Forum-Nexus and their multi-country summer programs! Continue reading

MassChallenge 2012 is officially open!

Governor Deval Patrick at MassChallenge 2012

Photos courtesy of Bostontweetup.com

Happy Friday from Abroad101! This was an awesome week, especially because yesterday afternoon was the MassChallenge 2012 launch!  Abroad101 was a winner of the first ever MassChallenge in 2010 and we’ve been reaping the benefits ever since. Yesterday, over 200 CEOs, entreprenuers, investors, start-ups and local politicians gathered for the 3rd annual MassChallenge kickoff event and warmly welcomed in this year’s hopeful applicants. With a drumroll and a ring of the gong, MassChallenge 2012 officially opened! There was much excitement in the air and we felt lucky to have been a part of the enthusiasm.

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What can Boston do to keep start-ups in the area?

 

If you ask local entrepreneurs, the answer is lots of things! Last week, Abroad 101’s President and Co-Founder, Mike Stone, was featured alongside other local entrepreneurs in a Boston Globe article “Can Boston be the hub of the start-up universe?” Mike’s sentiments on the Boston start-up scene reflect the need for more angel investors. This would help retain strong start-ups in the early stages, rather than losing them to places like Silicon Valley. “Investors should create more angel groups to attract, grow, and retain early-stage companies, which can then benefit from VC funds. We need people to see Boston as a destination, not a stepping-stone. What starts in Boston should stay in Boston.”

Well said, Mike!

This editorial is just one piece of increased dialogue in Boston around supporting the investment infrastructure. This morning, Senator Scott Brown held an Access to Capital for Small Business Roundtable to facilitate thoughts on both lending and investing for small business.

What other ideas were mentioned in the article? Everything from enticing the media to focus more on the Boston start-up scene, to looking for more diverse investors, to providing better entertainment and practical resources for local entrepreneurs. Boston clearly holds a bubble of strong, smart entrepreneurs. Let’s do everything we can to keep them here!

Introducing Meg, Abroad101 Global Ambassador in Brisbane, Spring 2012

 

Abroad101 is pleased to introduce Megan Bauer, Abroad101 Global Ambassador in Brisbane, Australia! Meg will be spending her Spring semester down under in the Northeast state of Queensland, home of the Great Barrier Reef and full of beautiful beaches, and rainforests. We look forward to reading about her adventures on the Abroad101 blog!

 

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