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you’re not aware of how the 3rd eye works, it’s based on
of enlightenment or
evocation and higher consciousness. So, now you’re thinking – how does
relate to the topic of study abroad?
you’ve never left your home town, or your home state or worse, the USA –
how do you know what’s going on in the world? How do you know how
others perceive the USA, that Chinese food tastes different in China and
most importantly, how can you expand your brain into thinking outside
the box if you never experience other cultures, yet been cooped up in a
You can’t. This
is why study abroad is imperative for your future. Imagine starting the
first day of work, some day in the next year or three, and your
colleagues are talking about ideas they picked up visiting London,
Sydney, Hong Kong or Rome. How can you
contribute to this conversation
and be inspired to throw your own 10c into the team? Your ideas could be
the making of you, bouncing up the career ladder. Watching TV, checking
online, reading books and talking with people who have traveled is
absolutely fantastic, but you really do sometimes have to see it to
believe it. Your greatest inspirations may come from a Tuk Tuk, Toad In
the Hole, La
Tomatina, the Palio or old assimonim. Do you know what these are?
When I was a
student, I took a study tour around Europe for 6 weeks. It was
mind-blowing. We galloped through 15 cities and truthfully, every town
we went; there was a special something in every point along the way.
That’s what made my third eye open. The potential of seeing how others
live and moving out of the strong comfort zone cocoon is vital for all
brains to expand. Two years ago, I moved back to the UK for work
projects. In the space of 6 months I’d notched up 23 cities while I
dragged my laptop and Android all over Europe. If I’d not have traveled
through this Continent all those years earlier, the idea of relocating
5000 miles to the UK would be daunting. But because I’d made traveling
my ‘normal,’ I didn’t even bat an eye (not even a 3rd one!).
So now consider
this, with the incredible announcement from Will.I.Am and the “100,000
initiative, the whole of the US is cheerleading for you to
pack up your suitcases and start seeing the world during your amazing
opportunity to study abroad. We want you to leave, spread your wings and
flap your passport. Go, be gone with you, and conquer!
strapped for cash, then don’t let this stop you. There are no such
things as problems, only situations. Research into scholarships and
check myTab to help
fundraise your travels. myTab is a travel gift registry where you can
invite friends/family to chip in towards your trip,
save, plan, book & keep your wallet fat. You’ll feel an incredible
sense of achievement when you’re landing in your study abroad country,
knowing that you’re taking a step towards a whole new phase of your
reminder: if you never do anything, you’ll be guaranteed to achieve
just that! If millions of students around the world are studying
abroad, it can’t be that difficult. So open that 3rd eye and
enjoy every moment of planning, preparing, fundraising and hopping
around the globe. Tweet us your updates to @myTab and
you can thank us for this pep talk when you return!
By Heddi Cundle
myTab.co – a social
travel gift registry where you can gift, save, plan and book travels
with your favorite social networking sites.
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