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How Moving Abroad Will Change Your Way of Thinking

For most of us, moving abroad was a lifelong dream. It was something we always thought about as being a normal part of life. Whether it was for the travel, the language, the culture, or

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The Culture Shock of Living Abroad

You’ve made the big decision: I am going to move abroad… I am going to sell my house, quit my job, carry on with heartfelt goodbyes to all your friends and family. You get on

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The 10 Greatest Lessons I Learned By Moving Abroad

I bought a one-way ticket to Ecuador and life changed drastically. Here are some of the greatest lessons I learned in moving abroad. 1. Less is more. You will very quickly realize how much junk

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Hiking and Adventure with Club Sangay in Cuenca

For all of the beauty in nature surrounding Cuenca, I am surprised that not as many locals take advantage of the opportunities that lie in their backyard. I believe that can be said in most

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Another year wiser?

If this year taught me anything, it is that change is possible. It ain't always easy, but indeed it is possible. I learned that you can take a leap of faith and sometimes things will

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Finding Sisterhood Abroad

Friendships take a new form for young travelers. You meet so many amazing people passing by. You meet individuals that are traveling for weeks, months, or even years. You meet people who are grounded in

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Thinking thoughts, An American in Ecuador

I have now been in Ecuador for over 6 months. I successfully applied for the Professional Visa, attained my residency, and received my cedula, the Ecuadorian identification card. It was a big decision and took

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An Update in Life

Time surely does fly. It is hard to believe that I have been living here in Cuenca for 5 months. In some ways I feel like I have been here for forever, in other aspects

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Long Distance Relationships: How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship and Grow as a Couple

The honest truth – a long distance relationship will make you stronger as a couple, or it will tear you apart. When I left Ecuador Eduardo and I tried to make it as simple as

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Moving Abroad – Taking a Leap & Embracing the Unknown

I spent the summer of 2015 in Cuenca, Ecuador working at a shelter for victims of domestic violence and taking Spanish classes. Little did I know that my first week in Ecuador would rattle everything

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