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Semester Ahoy! Spend Summer or Fall 2011 With Semester at Sea

February 16, 2011

Semester at SeaWhatcha doing for Summer or Fall 2011? Apply now for a 2011 Semester at Sea voyage and you can get your travel kicks and your university credits, too.

Because why pick one destination for your semester abroad when you can pick a dozen? Let your friends do a few cold months in London while you hit Cape Town, Chennai, Ho Chi Minh City and Hilo.

This is your classroom.

Travelling the globe for three months without falling a semester behind takes planning though… and paperwork. If there’s one thing universities are really good at, it’s coming up with new and completely un-exciting forms for you to fill out, so best to start now.

The program is run by an American university, but it’s open to international students (see the admissions requirements). Talk to your academic adviser to find out more about how you can make a semester sailing the high seas work into your graduation plans, then get your passport and visas and your ISIC. (It’s good all over the place!)

Start preparing for the Semester at Sea application deadlines and say “bon voyage” to academic boredom! (Questions? Talk to Semester at Sea on Twitter: @SAS_Dave.)

Summer 2011, Voyage Theme: World Cities (Nassau, Barcelona, Naples, Dubrovnik, Athens, Istanbul, Casablanca, Boston)

  • March 4, 2011: SAS financial aid deadline.
  • March 25, 2011: SAS financial aid recipients are notified.
  • March 30, 2011: Course registration opens.
  • April 15, 2011: Payment deadline. Last day to cancel without penalty.
  • April 29, 2011: Course registration closes.
  • June 17, 2011: Voyage sails from Nassau.

Fall 2011 (Quebec, Casablanca, Takoradi, Cape Town, Chennai, Penang, Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Yokohama, Hilo, Puntarenas, Panama Canal, Ft. Lauderdale)

  • May 26, 2011: SAS financial aid deadline.
  • June 3, 2011: SAS financial aid recipients are notified.
  • June 17, 2011: Payment deadline. Last day to cancel without penalty.
  • August 26, 2011: Voyage sails from Montreal.

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Attend a Go Abroad Fair to Make Your Dream Trip a Reality

February 10, 2011

If you’re in Vancouver, Montreal or Toronto and are thinking about going abroad, you can’t afford to miss the free Study and Go Abroad Fairs. You’ll learn how to save money without spending any.

The fair will help you learn more about:

  • Study abroad and student exchange programs
  • Universities, Colleges and Technical Institutes from around the world offering full-degree, diploma, professional and short-term programs
  • Eco/adventure and language travel opportunities
  • Internship and volunteer abroad opportunities
  • Work abroad programs for students and youth
  • International job opportunities with an emphasis on teaching English as a foreign language
  • Scholarship and financial aid information, travel deals, housing and cultural information
  • Information seminars on a range of topics to help you choose and get the most out of your international experience:

Catch the fair in one of these locations:

  • Vancouver – Vancouver Convention Centre
    Thursday March 3, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Montreal – Le Centre Sheraton
    Saturday, March 5, 2011 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Toronto – Sheraton Parkway
    Sunday, March 6, 2008 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Visit www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information. Happy planning!

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Attend a Study and Go Abroad Fair Near You

September 24, 2010

If you’re in Montreal or Toronto and are thinking about going abroad, you can’t afford to miss the free Go Abroad Fair.  You’ll learn how to save money without spending any.

The fair will help you learn more about:

  • Study abroad and student exchange programs
  • Universities, Colleges and Technical Institutes from around the world offering full-degree, diploma, professional and short-term programs
  • Eco/adventure and language travel opportunities
  • Internship and volunteer abroad opportunities
  • Work abroad programs for students and youth
  • International job opportunities with an emphasis on teaching English as a foreign language
  • Scholarship and financial aid information, travel deals, housing and cultural information
  • Information seminars on a range of topics to help you choose and get the most out of your international experience:
  • Catch the fair in one of these locations:

  • Montreal – Le Centre Sheraton
    Saturday, September 25, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Toronto – Sheraton Parkway
    Sunday, September 26, 2008 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Monday, September 27, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Visit www.studyandgoabroad.com for more information. Happy planning!

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    Study on the High Seas: Semester at Sea 2011

    August 26, 2010

    Semester at SeaYou may have just gotten back to campus, but I think you should start thinking about leaving again.

    Why now? Because travelling the globe for three months on an awesome ship and visiting a bunch of countries and meeting people from all over the world without falling a semester behind takes planning… and paperwork. If there’s one thing universities are really good at, it’s coming up with new and completely un-exciting forms for you to fill out, so best to start now.

    Apply now for the Spring 2011 Semester at Sea voyage and make sure you can get your travel kicks and your university credits too.

    Why pick one destination for your semester abroad when you can pick a dozen? Let your friends do a few cold months in London while you hit Cape Town, Chennai, Ho Chi Minh City and Hilo.

    This is your classroom.

    The Semester at Sea program has been around for decades, and it’s a great way for you to travel around the world while working toward a degree (and get your parents and scholarships to pay for it).

    There are programs for teachers and seniors as well, so even if you’re out of school you can still do a sail around the world without paying the outrageous price that most cruise lines would charge for the same itinerary.

    The program is run by an American university, but it’s open to international students (see the admissions requirements). Talk to your academic adviser to find out more about how you can make a semester sailing the high seas work into your graduation plans, then get your passport and visas and your ISIC. (It’s good all over the place!)

    Start preparing for the Semester at Sea application deadlines and say “bon voyage” to academic boredom! (Questions? Talk to Semester at Sea on Twitter: @SAS_Dave.)

    Spring 2011 Voyage

    • October 13, 2010: SAS financial aid deadline.
    • October 22, 2010: SAS financial aid recipients are notified.
    • November 5, 2010: Payment deadline. Last day to cancel without penalty.
    • January 12, 2011: Voyage sails from Nassau.

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    Sail Abroad With Semester at Sea in 2011

    July 8, 2010

    Semester at SeaI know, 2011 sounds like it’s sooo far away. But when it comes to academic paperwork you can never start too soon.

    Does travelling the globe for three months without falling a semester behind sound like a good deal to you? I thought so. Apply now for the Spring 2011 Semester at Sea voyage and you can get your travel kicks and your university credits too.

    Why pick one destination for your semester abroad when you can pick a dozen? Let your friends do a few cold months in London while you hit Cape Town, Chennai, Ho Chi Minh City and Hilo.

    This is your classroom.

    The Semester at Sea program has been around for decades, and it’s a great way for a student to travel around the world while working toward a degree. There are programs for teachers and seniors as well, so even if you’re out of school you can still do a sail around the world without paying the outrageous price that most cruise lines would charge for the same itinerary.

    The program is run by an American university, but it’s open to international students (see the admissions requirements). Talk to your academic adviser to find out more about how you can make a semester sailing the high seas work into your graduation plans, then get your passport and visas and your ISIC. (It’s good all over the place!)

    Start preparing for the Semester at Sea application deadlines and say bon voyage to academic boredom!

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    Spend A Semester in Nepal

    June 18, 2010

    Doesn't this guy look like he loved studying in Nepal? You might, too.

    London, Sydney, Paris – these are the cities most students consider for doing a semester abroad. But what about Kathmandu?

    I came across this quick story about a student who did just that, and was instantly jealous that I hadn’t thought of doing something more exotic. Not that I didn’t love the year I spent in Australia – I would do it again in a minute – but if I also could have done a semester in Nepal I think it would have been amazing.

    I shouldn’t have to remind myself to think outside the travel box. I mean, I know there are a million places out there that I haven’t been and would love to go, but sometimes I forget that there are already programs in place to help get me there.

    Want to do something totally different? Chances are, someone else has already figured it out for you, or at least knows someone who can help. Talk to your advisers and international study offices. Look beyond London, there’s a whole world ready to be your classroom!

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    Find Part-Time Work in Australia

    April 7, 2010

    Australia and New Zealand are just two of the fabulous destinations you can choose from with SWAP.

    If you’re going to study in Australia, or if you’re going on a working holiday visa, then you’re going to need to find a decent job once you get there. Where to look?

    Universities: Most universities have a job placement centre that has listings of available positions. You might also get help through whatever office assists international students.

    Hostels: For really temporary work, maybe a few days at a time, check bulletin boards at hostels. They’re a great resource in cities and more rural areas alike, especially if you’re looking for seasonal work doing fruit picking or other labour.

    Windows: Found an area of town you like? Job hunt the old fashioned way and look for help wanted signs in shops, cafes or whatever interests you.

    The Internet: While most job sites online are geared toward people looking for full-time, long-term work, there are some that list temp positions. Or if there’s a specific place you’d like to work – a museum, theatre, sporting arena – check their website directly to see if they’re hiring.

    Temp agencies: If you can type pretty well, answer phones, run errands and prefer to work in an office environment, sign up with a temp agency or two. Julia Ross is one of the largest agencies, but there are plenty to choose from.

    Consider interning or volunteering: No, it doesn’t pay cash, but it could give you some great experience. Check out volunteering.com.au to see what kind of opportunities are available.

    No matter what kind of position you’re looking for, be ready to make a great first impression at an interview and have the following things ready to go:

    • Your tax file number (apply for a TFN as soon as you arrive) or the application receipt from the tax office that proves you’re getting one soon
    • Your Australian bank information to arrange for direct deposit (get an account when you arrive, too)
    • A paper copy of your resume
    • An electronic version of your resume, in case a recruiter wants it available to email to clients
    • A list of at least three references and their contact information, including email addresses for those further away than a local phone call
    • The results of any skill tests (typing, computer programs) you have taken at temp agencies

    Dress as you would for any professional interview, even if you just want work as a telemarketer. The more responsible you look, the better your chances of getting steady work.

    Good luck!
    Lisa