How to Turn the #WHTravelBloggers Summit Into Positive Mojo for Study Abroad

I'm trying something new. Typically, I have some thoughts about things happening in the study abroad world, I write a few thoughts in Evernote for myself to write a blog post about the topic later, but then life happens...and that post gathers dust, never to be seen again. Sad panda. But this week after reading so many interesting reflections from some travel blogger friends about their experiences at the White House Travel Bloggers Summit (#WHTravelBloggers), I knew I wanted to get some dialogue going (and sadly Secuss-L isn't really made for a good back and forth…continue reading →
Study Abroad in New Zealand for FREE? Sign me up!

Study Abroad in New Zealand for FREE? Sign me up!

New Zealand Education and GoOverseas have launched a one of a kind scholarship program to send a US student to study abroad in NZ for FREE. Yep. Free. I didn't believe it either.  So I asked Sam Hoben from New Zealand Education to share some insider info about the scholarship program. There's just one day left to apply - and if this interview doesn't make you want to get your application in nothing will. Here's what Sam had to say...  Tell me about this study abroad scholarship for New Zealand? Is it really a…continue reading →
How to Quit Your Job in the Middle of the Night and Other Life Lessons – Interview with Bruce Jones, International TEFL Academy

How to Quit Your Job in the Middle of the Night and Other Life Lessons – Interview with Bruce Jones, International TEFL Academy

Hey, hey IE rock stars! Today I have a crazy/fun/chatty interview with Bruce Jones, the President and Founder of International TEFL Academy. If you learn just one thing from this interview it will be that Bruce is all about the FUN! And I have no doubt he'd be great to work for if you're wanting to launch a career in international education. *hint hint, wink wink* Like me, Bruce was a small-town, midwestern kid who hadn't seen any of the world until he took off to backpack around Europe after college. All of you…continue reading →
Where Are the Feisty Women of International Education? – Interview with Samantha Cooper

Where Are the Feisty Women of International Education? – Interview with Samantha Cooper

You know what I love most about Sam Cooper? She's a visionary and she takes risks even when there's a chance she'll ruffle some feathers or push our standard boundaries. I also love that she hired me with very little professional experience and encouraged even my most off the wall ideas. Because of her, I kept thinking big, kept pushing my own boundaries, and kept taking risks. Enjoy the interview below!   If you don't know Sam, well, you're missing out. Not only is she an incredibly intelligent and creative International Educator, but…continue reading →
Escaping the Corporate Jungle for a Career in International Travel with Mitch Gordon of GoOverseas.com

Escaping the Corporate Jungle for a Career in International Travel with Mitch Gordon of GoOverseas.com

Psst: Despite a perfect audio capture of this interview, there are a few spots where we look like we're doing a very terrible attempt at the robot dance sensation of the 80s. Feel free to mock our silly faces. ;)  ## One of the most terrifying things I've ever done is leave a great job and a secure, comfortable living to break out on my own and start my own company. There's a never-ending learning curve. And it's a journey that, no matter how many people tell you, you don't understand how hard…continue reading →