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Carter Brown

Carter Brown

“Distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is the same. But something in our mind has been changed, and that changes everything.” - Jonah Lehrer

Carter can typically be found in Paris, where he's a professor, freelance writer, and student of public health. Sometimes he's at the pool swimming or commuting by bike. Previously, he lived in India and after, the Philippines, where he collaborated with GoAbroad's content team. One thing's certain, wherever he's at, he'll take a coffee and a few photos.

Articles By Carter Brown

9 Ways to Make Your Post Gap Year Resume Shine Published 29 May 2018

How to put gap year on resume—You’ve conquered that backer-packer lifestyle and jogged a few times around the globe. A month here. A few weeks there. Long train rides, short skips on the peddle-jumpers, and less than perfect overnight bus rides. Or may...

Weigh the Advantages & Disadvantages of Studying Abroad Published 14 May 2018

She loves me. She loves me not. She loves me. She loves… the idea of studying abroad. And so do we! But it’s more than the idea of the studying abroad that we love. It’s the wake-up-in-a-different-part-of-the-world kind of love that we’re talking ...

These 11 Temporary Jobs Abroad Will Have You Booking Flights ASAP Published 03 May 2018

Afraid to you might be moving back into mom and dad’s place this summer? Tired of mowing their lawn or weeding the garden to pay for your rent? Have you had enough of sharing that bunk bed with your little brother? Maybe your plan is to stay at school ...

16 Short Term Study Abroad Programs for Your Busy Schedule Published 27 Apr 2018

South America for the winter! Or better yet, for their summer! A week in Japan? Three weeks in Spain? Why not a month in Britain? Short term study abroad programs are an excellent way to gain that college credit in a short, but sweet amount of time. He...

Old Dog, New Tricks: 12 Adult Language Schools Abroad Published 17 Apr 2018

Great! You can speak, read, and write in English. And so does a growing percentage of the world. Many anglophones often forget that other languages exist. And that foreign languages can be import in business, among many, many other things. While langua...

Paying for Internships Abroad: Your New How-To Guide Published 01 Feb 2018

Like your dad, your econ professor, and political pundits always like to remind us: there’s no such thing as free lunch. And, even though you’ve chosen the (in some circles) more practical option of an internship abroad vs. traditional study abroad, on...

15 Little-Known Study Abroad Fundraising Ideas Published 11 Dec 2017

Studying abroad: doing yourself a massive favor and increasing your cultural and academic competencies in a foreign environment. #Boom. When you decide to temporarily step away from your comfort zone, your daily flow, that routine of stress, and instea...

7 Spring Internships Abroad for College Students Published 28 Nov 2017

Spring is a time of new growth, fresh perspectives, and boundless blooms. And we’re not only talking mother nature here. It’s a time for us to grow, for us to challenge our perspectives, and broaden our horizons—to transition with the seasons. Sh...

Top 4 Reasons to Study in Germany Published 20 Feb 2014

Why study abroad in high school? Four years. Often four years in the same building. Same classmates, same teachers. Same school-lunch menu for four years: it's high school. Though some let these four years be the best of their lives, others take advant...

Bathroom Etiquette: The Need to Know, When You Need to Go Published 07 Oct 2013

The toilet, comfort room, lavatory, water closet -- with many names but a single meaning, bathroom etiquette varies around the world. Though many find it to be an uncomfortable topic, it's something all travelers should be aware of; do they use toilet ...