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Laura Leavitt

Laura Leavitt

"Solvitur Ambulando" (unknown author)

Laura is a writer and teacher in Ohio. She has traveled around North America and Europe with family, friends, and by herself, and she spent two years teaching English in Spain. Laura loves writing the food, dance, drink, and conversation that define many different cultures.

Articles By Laura Leavitt

Published 16 Mar 2018

Situated on the shores of Lake Wakitipu and surrounded by harrowing mountain peaks, Queenstown, New Zealand straddles the line between comfortable resort town and adventure travel destination. Choosing to work abroad in Queenstown gives you the opport...

9 Ways Living Abroad for a Year Makes Your Travels More Meaningful Published 08 Feb 2018

Short-term travel can be so memorable and visceral; when you step off the tiny plane onto the tarmac and see that all the signs are in a new and unfamiliar language, the disorientation and newness of it all are enough to make anyone memorize their surr...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Salzburg Published 11 Dec 2017

Salzburg is a town that makes visitors want to sing — literally. This birthplace of Mozart and location of The Sound of Music is renowned for its beautiful mountainous surrounding and the baroque architecture in the older part of town, the Altst...

A Guide to Internships Abroad in Stockholm Published 29 Nov 2017

If you want a unique island experience while you intern abroad, you might aim for a tropical beach, so it might surprise you to learn that Stockholm, Sweden is actually a city of islands—different neighborhoods are literally islands connected by...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in San Francisco Published 22 Nov 2017

San Francisco is an ideal place to bridge your current life and your future studies with a little volunteering… and not just because of the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge! Attractions like the cable cars, the museum in the Alcatraz prison, and...

A Guide to Gap Year Study Abroad Published 17 Nov 2017

Books, lectures, homework… Many people choose to take a gap year specifically to get away from these things. However, what many people don’t realize is that studying abroad on your gap year doesn’t have to look like traditional scho...

A Guide to Gap Year in the USA Published 16 Nov 2017

Where better to explore your freedom and expand your horizons than the land of the free and the home of the brave? The United States offers adventure aplenty, with a diverse variety of natural wonders like the Grand Canyon and national parks, and citi...

A Guide to Gap Year in the United Kingdom Published 16 Nov 2017

Many of us spent our school years reading books set in the romantic countryside of England or Scotland, so it is no wonder that our imaginations journey there when daydreaming gap year travel. The United Kingdom is also a destination for die-har...

A Guide to Study Abroad in Niagara Falls Published 30 Oct 2017

Niagara Falls is a city of opposites: the glamorous casinos, the impressive Falls, and the charmingly small downtown where the locals celebrate holidays. No matter what you are looking for, Niagara Falls either has it or isn’t far from it, and w...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Bordeaux Published 06 Oct 2017

Bordeaux is more than just the wine capital of the world; it is the perfect place to study abroad while you are in France. No, seriously. Hear us out. Bordeaux’s old town has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list for its urban archite...

A Guide to Studying Abroad in Porto Published 03 Oct 2017

The birthplace of Port wine, Porto is so much more than just a syrupy liquid dessert capital of the world. In this oceanfront city, the water provides a wellspring of industry, and you’ll see how the climate, local economy, and location benefit ...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Cork Published 02 Oct 2017

Volunteer in Cork — a gorgeous river city, a thriving center of commerce, and a site for football passion. It’s the largest city in Ireland, the cultural capital, and an epicenter of the Celtic culture, with both modern and historical Irel...

A Guide to Volunteering Abroad in Valencia Published 12 Sep 2017

The beach city of Valencia sparkles like a firecracker during their yearly festival; the locals are busy creating enormous flammable statues and lighting them on fire during all-night parties. If you are looking to volunteer in Valencia, don’t b...