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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

How to Become a Long Term Volunteer Abroad Published 10 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 31 Jan 2017

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 ...