SEA Semester takes a tall ship and turns it into our Abroad101 Cool Program of the Week


Student reviews often tell about forming close bonds with people while studying abroad and getting immersed in the subject of study.  This week’s Cool Program does both like no other – SEA Semester takes a tall ship and turns it into your entire education ecosphere.  Study the oceans on the ocean, learn to sail and become family with the 35 students, faculty and crew.  The reviews tell all – “Fair winds and following seas”

sea-semester-reviewSince 1971, SEA has been a leader in off-campus study focused on marine science, maritime culture, and environmental studies. Our SEA Semester study abroad programs challenge students intellectually and physically by combining the sailing adventure of a lifetime with study of the deep ocean and the interactions between humans and the sea.. We create environmentally literate leaders who are prepared to address the defining issue of the twenty-first century: the human impact on the environment. We look for motivated students of all majors who are passionate about learning, willing to seek out new challenges, and eager to become part of a unique learning community.

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At the foothills of the Acropolis – Abroad101’s Cool Program of the Week


Odyssey in Athens is a study abroad program through Webster University and gives students from any college a rich cultural experience in the birthplace of Western civilization. Students tell of great friendships that develop between their Greek classmates and feeling welcome in Athens, a big, but not too big city.  Wether you’re into history, cultural experiences or the great Greek food, we agree that the Odyssey in Athens is one cool program!

greece-athens-webster-reviewWith its extraordinary artistic, intellectual and cultural heritage, Athens is richly endowed with resources for formal study and experiential learning. The museums at the Acropolis and the ancient Agora, as well as the National Archaeological Museum, the Cycladic Museum, and the Benaki collections are within minutes of the Athens Campus facilities. Cultural events including concerts, recitals, dance and theater, as well as international trade shows, conferences and symposia, public lectures, gallery exhibits, sports events and marathons, are an integral part of life in this bustling, cosmopolitan city at the confluence of Europe, Asia and Africa.

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Abroad101’s Cool Program of the Week – Saving Sea Turtles


What could be cooler than saving sea turtles AND getting school credit or service learning hours for doing it!  Broadreach is the host to this week’s cool program, Costa Rica & Nicaragua Sea Turtle Ecology where your turtle studies include time at a hatchery, in-water monitoring and participate in a reforestation project.  You’ll snorkel and may even learn diving.

After touching down in Nicaragua, jump right into your turtle studies at a Nicaraguan research center. Experience the thrills of the Costa Rican jungle on the rapids of the Sarapiqui River. Next, learn how to do turtle night patrols and research on unique kinds of sea turtles. Assist biologists with in-water turtle surveys, collecting data on population structure, habitat and health. Explore conservation challenges facing sea turtles and research what you can do about them, including night patrols of hatching habitats. Follow this up with hands-on work at a turtle hatchery in the Costa Rican town of San Miguel.

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Abroad101’s Cool Program of the Week – The Intern Group


This week’s cool program comes from The Intern Group and Their Hong Kong Internship program.  As one of the world’s leading commercial centers, Hong Kong is a powerhouse in Asia and as the student reviews tell, students gain invaluable work experience in the sector of their choice, making important global connections and boosting their resume and careers. 


The Hong Kong internship program provides you with all the stability and support necessary to ensure that your experience is fruitful and rewarding. Quality accommodation, all your travel in Hong Kong, cultural & social events, mentoring and 24/7 full-time local support are all included along with your Hong Kong internship.

To learn more or apply to this program please visit: Cool Program of the Week – Round River Conservation Studies


Round River Conservation Studies is a non-profit organization that offers students unique, field-based study abroad programs in North America, South America, and Africa. These programs vary from 6 week summer programs to full semester programs.

The following aspects characterize a Round River program:

Small group size (5-10 students)
Field-based (students are camping for much or all of the semester)
Hands-on, interactive learning
Research (students conduct fieldwork and gain valuable research skills)
Cultural exchange (students often work alongside local people, and/or have opportunities to interact with the local community)

Round River is dedicated to conservation strategies that preserve and restore wild places; they strive to develop and support traditions that sustain wildness. These efforts are anchored in the principles of conservation biology, supported by field research and community planning. The name, Round River, is taken from Aldo Leopold’s essay Round River, along with the idea that ecological study enriches one’s personal land ethic.

Our programs bring students to remote places to conduct real research and contribute to real, local conservation efforts. These experiences enhance a student’s sense of place, and allow students to work alongside Round River’s conservation staff as well as our local community partners. This often involves a good dose of adventure, cultural exchange, and personal growth.

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This Week’s Abroad101 Cool Program is AIFS in Cannes, France


Known worldwide for a film festival, Cannes is a vibrant seaside city in the South of France.  More than just a Mediterranean beach resort, this week’s Cool Program is AIFS in Cannes where as a student you can see much of what tourists miss.  Spend a semester, academic year, Maymester or summer studying at the Collège International de Cannes where courses are taught in English or French. No previous French language study is required, but if you want to really boost your French, you can choose an optional homestay.

france-cannes-aifsLive on campus in the residence hall overlooking the Mediterranean Sea or immerse yourself in the culture living in a French homestay.
You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as day trips to St. Tropez, Monaco, Antibes, Grasse and Ile Sainte Marguerite. A 4-day trip to Paris and 2-day trip to Provence are also included. Optional excursions include a 3-day trip to Florence, Italy and a 2-night London stopover before the start of the program. Summer students choose a 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 week program, with four different sessions available. AIFS offers a Maymester Program to coincide with the Cannes Film Festival, and spring semester students have the opportunity to intern or volunteer during this world-renowned festival.

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Need a Great College Essay Topic? Learn about our Cool Program of the Week on Abroad101


This week’s cool program is for those thinking about college, consider The Experiment in International Living next summer.  Small groups of students pursue a common theme by learning and visiting notable sites, then immerse in the local culture with a home stay.  Life-Changing is a common comment, plus you can tell your parents it will give you a GREAT TOPIC for your COLLEGE ESSAY!

It’s for High School Students –

The Experiment provides 3-, 4-, and 5-week summer programs for high school students who want to connect deeply and engage meaningfully with the richness and complexities of another country.

Programs equip students not only with essential cultural and, in many cases, language skills, but also with a deeper awareness of and sensitivity to global issues shaping the diverse communities and regions we visit. Students explore the host country through hands-on experiences in local communities and through the lens of a specific theme.

The Experiment groups are small, typically comprising 10–15 students who represent a range of backgrounds. Experimenters should expect to learn about the diverse cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds that exist within the US and around the world.

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Peace and Conflict Studies – Abroad101 Cool Study Abroad Program of the Week!


“True Learning” is how one student refers to this week’s cool program, SIT’s summer Peace and Conflict Studies in Uganda and Rwanda.  See first-hand the scars of war and genocide, examine the root causes of conflict and analyze measures to foster resettlement and reconciliation in the Lake Victoria region.

This program explores the social, political, and psy­chosocial processes that have shaped the emergence of conflict in the area. You will also exam­ine the measures that have been taken toward conflict mitigation, reconciliation, resettlement, and preven­tion in the region. The 1994 genocide against Tutsis in Rwanda and the conflict driven by Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda serve as primary case studies.

Major topics of study include:

– The history, contemporary politics, and role of the state in each conflict
– A theoretical framework and historical context in which to situate the 1994 Rwandan genocide and the emergence of the Lord’s Resis­tance Army (LRA) in the Acholi region of Uganda
– Measures that prevent and miti­gate conflict

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Cool Program is drawn from recent student reviews – The Voyage Europe program gets noticed.

Voyager Europe

Each week the Cool Program is drawn from recent student reviews.  The Voyage Europe program gets are notice with reviews like: “Amazing Program With An Amazing Staff. Just Do It and One of the greatest experiences of my life, would highly recommend it.”

Where do Voyager Europe students study?
In summer 2017, students will study in Spain, Germany, Switzerland, France and Italy and many important European cities including Madrid, Berlin, Geneva, Paris, Milan, Florence and Barcelona.

They provide a unique experiential learning experience that includes curriculum enhancing cultural-immersion activities and amazing classes taught by world-renowned
professors on the campus of the College of International Studies (CIS) in Madrid.

Voyager Europe includes day trips, professional visits and cultural activities. We have an unrivaled itinerary, stay in first-class accommodations and travel between cities by trains and planes.

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This is not your typical gap year. – Cool Program of the Week

Multi region-Winterline

Still unsure about college?  Uncertain about what to do in the fall?  Consider a Gap year with Winterline and their Global Skills Program.  You will develop skills in negotiation, critical thinking and problem-solving, and in team-building and leadership. You will learn how to build a house, cook a meal, manage your finances, sail a boat, speak in public, care for the young and the elderly, start a business, serve a customer, negotiate a deal, and drive a car safely, how to operate power tools and heavy machinery such as forklifts and tractors.  It will be the busiest, most challenging, constructive, fun and exhilarating time of your life.

This is not your typical gap year.

In 9-month, 4-month or 2-month programs, you’ll travel the world, learning real skills for the real world.

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