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Erin Oppenheim

Erin Oppenheim Content Manager & Editor

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” -Mary Ritter Beard

Erin is a news and current events junkie, all that #IntlEd life, and is also the funniest person she knows. She just wants to be a guest on a podcast— doesn’t matter which one.

Articles By Erin Oppenheim

[INFOGRAPHIC] The 5 Best Gap Year Destinations RN Published 02 Nov 2017

Have you had it up to HERE ^ with hearing everyone and-their-mothers’ plans to take a gap year? Has the green monster of jealousy finally got you considering your own options for a year of travel and self-discovery? Way to take that grumpy energy...

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Best Overseas Jobs for Americans Published 12 Sep 2017

You’re watching the clock right now, aren’t you? Yeah, we see you out there. Wistfully flipping through articles and travel Instagram accounts, tapping your foot, drumming your pen on your desk, sending yet ANOTHER email the flickering fluorescen...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 6 Countries to Make SERIOUS Money Teaching English Published 31 Aug 2017

GoAbroad helps you answer: Where can I teach English abroad and get paid — a lot?It’s back to school season, and maybe you’re looking a little too wistfully at all those “first day of school” Instagram posts and Snapchats. Well, there’s more than one w...

25 Incredible Places to Volunteer Abroad this Year Published 24 Aug 2017

Service is the rent we pay for existing, right? And you’re getting the sweetest deal on paying rent to our landlord (this big ol’ ball of dirt we call home). You’re volunteering abroad. As many times as you’ve spun the globe and pointed a finger, you s...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Should I get my Degree Abroad or at Home? Published 04 Aug 2017

The pros & cons of getting a degree abroad vs. at homeThe fall semester is fast approaching, and whether you’re looking at undergraduate programs or continuing your education with a graduate degree, the research phase of reading up on schools, programs...

[INFOGRAPHIC] 10 People You'll Meet While Interning Abroad Published 03 Jul 2017

Who will you work with as an intern abroad?Whether you're a seasoned veteran with 25 years of experience under your belt or a fresh-faced rookie straight out of college, the workplace can be a war zone for anyone. Every office is a veritable grab bag o...

[INFOGRAPHIC] Should I Study Abroad? Published 30 May 2017

Yeah, we KNOW. Becky just got back from BarTHelona (extra emphathith on the lithp) and it was an incredible, life-changing, sangria-soaked experienth. But, you’re not sure it’s for you and you wouldn’t even know where to start. Start here.Work your way...

7 Volunteer Abroad Grants & Scholarships to Bookmark Published 20 Jun 2017

GoAbroad helps you find funding for volunteering abroadDon’t let a little thing like money slow you down. PFFT. Easy for you to say, wealthy anonymous benefactor! Most students and volunteers will cite finances as their biggest barrier to travel and in...

A Guide to Degrees Abroad in France Published 06 Jan 2017

Some of the world’s greatest thinkers have come from France, including René Descartes, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir, authors like Marcel Proust and Albert Camus, famous filmmakers Jean-Luc Godard and Jean Renoir, and artists l...

How to Help Haiti in the Wake of Hurricane Matthew Published 12 Oct 2016

Tropical storm names add a human element to these unpredictable, uncontrollable weather phenomenons. Although, this only seems to make news reports more devastating, as death tolls rise and images of destruction play continuously across our screens. Th...

Published 07 Oct 2016

For those looking to escape the fast-paced hustle and bustle of city life, working in Aix-en-Provence is the breath of fresh air you’re looking for. Known as the city of a thousand fountains, Aix is overflowing with opportunity. Home to several ...

The Summer Study Abroad Bucket List You Didn't Know You Needed Published 27 May 2016

You somehow made it through finals week and now summer study abroad is calling your name. You are days from departure, your swimsuit and sunnies are safely tucked away in your luggage, and your passport might be starting to communicate with you telepat...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Gender Issues Published 16 Dec 2015

Around the world, nations have made significant progress in the quest toward equal opportunity among men and women. Many countries have acted as models in societal change, however there isn’t a country to date that has perfected the “equal...

A Guide to Reforestation Volunteering Abroad Published 03 Dec 2015

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” The Lorax doesn’t lie; in fact, he speaks for the trees. Since you found your way to this page, it's clear you care an awful lot ...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Munich Published 02 Dec 2015

As the center of Europe (literally), Munich is no stranger to “must-see” bucket lists. It attracts people from far and wide, especially for a little local festival you might have heard of called Oktoberfest; but Munich is not all polka and...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Toulouse Published 22 Oct 2015

The Garonne Valley, and Toulouse in particular, has been a focal point for trade between the Pyrenees, the Mediterranean, and the Atlantic since the Iron Age. Over the years, Toulouse has only grown significantly (unlike Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Grenoble Published 22 Sep 2015

What was once a small Gallic village, Grenoble is now a growing metropolitan area in southeastern France at the foot of the Alps. Starting with the booming glove industry of the 18th and 19th centuries, and culminating in hosting the X Olympic Winter ...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Bordeaux Published 23 Jul 2015

Art imitates life in “the city of art and history.” With over 350 historical monuments and a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a city center, an internship in Bordeaux will truly be one for the history books. Not to mention there is no better...

A Guide to Interning Abroad in Aix-en-Provence Published 01 Jul 2015

Aix-en-Provence is the city of a thousand fountains, and from it springs the vivid vie Aixois (Aix life). First and foremost it is a university town, so there are students from all over France as well as the world living and studying in Aix-en-Provenc...