5 Sep 2013
Two years ago, Lee Eun Yul made an unusual choice for a South Korean student: to do her master’s degree in Shanghai instead of the U.S. She says the decision helped land her a job at Samsung Electronics Co., the top pick for graduates. “I chose China over the U.S. as China is the future,” […]
4 Mar 2013
Tens of thousands of U.S. college students are flooding into the Mexican city of Cancun, where officials have stepped up patrols of marines, soldiers and special tourist police in zones packed with hotels and bars. City officials say they expect thousands more spring breakers this year than the 25,000 who came to the Caribbean coast […]
26 Jan 2013
No surprise here: The Mexican beach resort of Cancun tops the list of spring break destinations for customers of STA Travel, which specializes in travel for students, college-age and young adult travelers. Following Cancun on the STA list were Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic; Puerto Vallarta, also a Mexican beach resort area; Panama City Beach, […]
7 Sep 2012
Employability solutions provider and assessment company Aspiring Minds has launched an employability evaluation system for students of hotel management. The AMCAT-Hospitality is a computer-based adaptive test that measures the prospective candidates’ aptitude for various jobs within the hospitality industry. The test will analyse the candidates’ language skills, domain knowledge, and personality, besides functional knowledge in […]
28 Aug 2012
Travelstrings is a young startup created by a team of recent college grads who think they can help travelers tie together their social media updates from the road into an illustrated, virtual scrapbook. Co-founder Melanie Gin felt frustrated upon returning home from a study abroad trip to realize she hadn’t had the time or patience […]
23 Aug 2012
It used to be a trip into the great unknown with just a rucksack and a sleeping bag, but today’s plugged-in gap year travellers say the one item they will not leave home without is their smartphone, according to a survey.
Instead of spending months o…
15 Aug 2012
An increasing number of school leavers are taking a gap year in Australia, according to new figures.
Applications for a working holiday visa to Australia increased by seven per cent in the 12 months from the end of June 2011, statistics released by the…
15 May 2012
Sam Helderop will teach in Thailand then backpack throughout Asia, as he defers his acceptance to Hope College in Michigan.
23 Mar 2012
MELBOURNE: Faced with dwindling international enrollments, Australian government has announced a slew of changes to its student visa regime including the doubling of working hours limit. Also from tomorrow, all visa applicants, regardless of country of …