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Jade Lansing

Jade Lansing

"We travel, some of us forever, to seek other places, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

Jade is a freelance writer, teacher, intercultural exchange facilitator, and non-profit consultant. In the past, she managed a small Ethnographic Field School in Morocco, did research for the United Nations in Beirut, and edited a newspaper in Cairo. She has a master’s degree from the American University in Cairo, which mostly qualifies her to smoke copious amounts of sheesha and rant foreign policy at parties.

Articles By Jade Lansing

11 Tips to Handle Depression While Volunteering Abroad Published 02 May 2018

Feeling like a shadow of your best self? Depression can be ruthless, slurping away your energy, motivation, and any trace of hope without warning or cause. Perhaps you’ve dealt with depression at home, and the feelings are a known enemy now on foreign ...

11 Tips to Find the Best Study Abroad Phone + Plans Published 23 Apr 2018

It may be a small world after all, but global telecommunications networks haven’t quite caught up with the international kumbaya. Communication is a big deal, especially when you’re headed into uncharted territory across the world on a study abroad pro...

A Breakdown of the Most Popular Australia Internships Published 09 Apr 2018

There’s nothing quite like interning Down Under, where the Outback and the Great Barrier Reef draw up exotic imagery of a land far away, while steep skyscrapers attest to a booming economy. Long home to indigenous communities, and once an outpost of Br...

What to Pack When Volunteering Abroad Published 02 Apr 2018

Volunteering abroad is magical if you’re properly prepared—and what to pack when volunteering abroad is Preparation 101. Whether you’re preparing to volunteer abroad with animals or teaching ESL, this article outlines your essential packing list for vo...

How to Make the Most of Service Learning Projects Published 05 Mar 2018

Service learning is a 2-for-1 special wherein giving back and gaining knowledge are two sides of the same coin. Gone are the days of sitting at a desk drowning in a pile of textbooks while a monotonous voice drones on Aristotle and arithmetic. Go...

11 Things Traveling to Morocco Alone as a Woman Taught Me Published 30 Jan 2018

Editor’s note: This article was written by both Jade Lansing and Souad Kadi. Souad Kadi is a social worker, teacher, and lover of hugs. She is the Training Manager at Amal Women’s Center, a nonprofit restaurant in Marrakech, Morocco that helps marginal...

Grab Your Boo & Check Out These Jobs for Couples Abroad Published 05 Jan 2018

GoAbroad has the scoop on couple jobs abroad, and we’re here to share itAre you part of a dynamic duo looking to travel the world and make a solid income? You (yes, both of you!) are in the right place. Couple jobs abroad maximize the bang for your exp...

Preparing to Teach English Abroad: 13 Things You Need to Know Published 02 Jan 2018

Teaching English abroad is the new vogue. Fun, profitable, and in hot demand, teaching abroad is a great way to explore a new part of the world without breaking the bank. Those who can, do. Those who can’t (wait to see the world), teach! Before you can...

Should You Volunteer with Elephants in Thailand? Published 19 Dec 2017

Officially recognized as an endangered species, there are only an estimated 3,000-4,000 Asian elephants left in Thailand, where they once numbered in the hundred thousands! Beloved by all, this majestic species has suffered from centuries of overhuntin...

A Kiwi's Life for Me: Your Guide to a Working Holiday in New Zealand  Published 16 Nov 2017

Let’s be honest: ever since you saw Lord of the Rings, you’ve been dying to visit the “Real Middle Earth.” There’s no shame it in, New Zealand’s epic landscapes need to be seen to be believed! Add in quaint hillside houses, a literal shitton of sheep, ...

10 Totally Fresh Types of Adventures for Your Future Travels Published 08 Nov 2017

If you’re dreaming of the next great adventure, a trip that pushes both borders and boundaries: look no further. Whether it’s deep meditation or deep-sea diving, adventure travel stretches you mentally and physically. It asks you to climb mountains, ta...

How to Become a Long Term Volunteer Abroad Published 09 Oct 2017

It’s time to take your passion for helping others to the next level! Becoming a long term volunteer abroad is one of the most accessible ways to travel the world, and give back to the amazing communities that host you. With infinite program options and...

How a Post College Gap Year Can Make You MORE Hireable Published 05 Oct 2017

GoAbroad shares our favorite gap year ideas after collegeSo you’ve just graduated from college and you’re not sure what to do next. What if someone told you that the best thing you could do for your future is to take a year “off” and travel the world? ...

The Case for Quitting My Job to Travel Without a Backup Plan Published 08 Sep 2017

You’ve probably heard the saying “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” The truth is, most people do not meet their best selves inside of comfortable routine. Sometimes, it takes getting on a plane and build...

Everything You Need to Know Before Teaching in Dubai Published 24 Aug 2017

Teaching English in Dubai should be your next move — here's why (and how!)Brimming with imposing skyscrapers, shopping malls, sailboats, and enthusiastic students, Dubai is paradise for the cosmopolitan teacher. A crossroads of cultures, cuisines, and ...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Guatemala City Published 15 Aug 2017

Affectionately termed “Guate”, Guatemala’s capital city is filled with colorful surprises for visiting volunteers. Sure, she’s rough around the edges, but Guatemala City is also the heartland of Mayan cultural heritage and the ...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Phnom Penh Published 09 Aug 2017

Gold-spired temples. Motorbikes zipping by. Colorful monks collecting alms. Hip coffee shops serving fusion cuisine. Study in Phnom Penh, a unique study abroad destination that doesn’t disappoint. From rickshaw rides through lively, modern stree...

A Guide to Study Abroad in Moscow Published 19 Jun 2017

The capital of the world’s largest nation and the heart of the former Soviet empire, Moscow is a historical powerhouse kicking with new life. From colorful Orthodox cathedrals and ballets at the Bolshoi Theatre to understated art galleries and b...

A Guide to Technology Degrees Abroad Published 15 Jun 2017

Tech whizzes of the world! Things are going global, and there’s no better time to get your degree in technology overseas. Can technology solve everything? It remains to be seen (still waiting for teleportation), but armed with a degree in techno...

A Guide to Pre-Law Degrees Abroad Published 19 May 2017

Opening statement: Picture crime drama in foreign landscapes and a heroic lawyer that puts the bad guys away. Picture long nights pouring over dusty books filled with twelve-syllable words that will make you the sure winner of any verbal duel. Getting...

A Guide to Language Study in New Zealand Published 11 May 2017

Whether you’re on the hunt for English’s sexiest accent or just looking for high-quality foreign language study, the island nation of New Zealand will blow you out of the water. Experience English in a whole new way in the country where be...

A Guide to Computer Engineering Degrees Abroad Published 29 Mar 2017

01101000 01100101 01101100 01101100 01101111! If can you read this greeting (or want to learn how), getting a degree in computer engineering abroad is a brilliant way to take your digital dexterity to the next level. Explore a dynamic, new place while...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Myanmar Published 28 Mar 2017

Closed off from international travel until 2015, Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s yet-undiscovered pearl. Dotted with thousands of glistening pagodas and over 100 ethnic groups, travel in Myanmar is unlike anywhere you’ve ever been before. Trek...

A Guide to Natural Sciences Degrees Abroad Published 23 Mar 2017

Natural science is kind of a big deal. Potable water? The shape of the universe? Sinkholes? Science. If you go googly-eyed when you think the chemical, physical, environmental, and geological properties of the world around you, then getting natu...

A Guide to Adventure Travel in Laos Published 16 Mar 2017

Laos may be landlocked, but that doesn’t cramp the style of adventure travel in Laos. Mystical mountain ranges pocketed with hidden caves, lush forests, and gushing waterfalls make it a veritable treasure trove for adventure travelers. Surrounde...

A Guide to Arabic Language Schools Abroad Published 26 Feb 2018

Whether your Arabic career is just getting started (ahlan w sahlan!) or you’re already fluent (mumtaz!), earning an Arabic degree abroad is guaranteed to stimulate your intellect and senses. After a grueling day of Arabic grammar, unwind in the ...