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Hundreds of organizations deport thousands of students to virtually any country of thier choosing for weeks at a time to engulf them in the foreign traditions and cultures they would otherwise be partially ignorant to. Organizations such as AFS, Youth For Understanding, CIEE, and countless others send off high school students to their country of interest. Countries from Japan to the United Kingdom, and Australia to Ireland. Although we learn about foreign cultures in our human geography class or our language class, it’s not the same as being where the text book is depicting.

Studying abroad has caught the eye of thousands of students, specifically three times as many students since 1995. In the 2012-13 school year, as many as 289,408 students packed their bags to surround themselves in what they’ve only read in text books.

How did these almost 300,000 students get connected with programs abroad? With countless organizations and amazing reviews it couldn’t have been hard. One could simply type “exchange student organizations” and 37,400,000 results will appear in 0.32 seconds. And in just a few minutes you could exchange your social norms for a few weeks (or a school year) for an experience of a lifetime.


Welcome Freshman!

Heres a few tips from a senior who wishes she would have listened a little better. When becoming a freshman you have to become more independent and don’t always have someone holding your hand telling you to show up to school or do your homework and in that case you’re going to need to balance your activities with your homework, stay organized, and ask when needed. I know that because you don’t constantly have a teacher down your throat screaming at you to do your homework you might not seem so pressured to do it, but seriously staying home for an hour or two to finish up an essay or project before going out with friends will be well worth it on graduation day.

You should definitely balance your activities, job, hanging out with friends, and homework out. Always make sure you have time to get your assignments done before taking on more obstacles.

Also always ask for assignments or notes when you’re gone for a day, the teachers aren’t going to come up to you and tell you what you missed, you’re going to be expected to fend for yourself, stay in touch with what’s going on in all of your classes and buying a planner helps so much.

Doing all these things will create so much LESS stress as graduation comes up, and trust me it’s going to come fast. Barely making it is not worth being lazy or telling yourself you’ll have time later, get what you need to done and you’ll also appreciate your spare time so much more.

Good luck!

DIY: Favorite fall foods

Get ready for fall with easy, healthy, and creative snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get inventive with the typical fall foods such as pumpkin, apples, and caramel. It’s easy to convert such sweet goodies into healthy snacks with simple to make recipes. Here are a few examples of recipes that are fun and easy to make at home and to take advantage of the delicious seasonal foods of fall.

Inside out Apples : A Creative Twist to Making Caramel Apples More Enjoyable.

If you enjoy caramel apples and creative ways to try new things, here is a recipe perfect for you! This snack gives the traditional caramel apple an interesting twist that makes it more fun to eat and share among friends. All this recipe requires is caramel of your choice and your favorite type apples. Depending on the amount of people that are being served, you decide how much you think you will need to serve this recipe.

First, cut the apples in half vertically.

Then, with a deep spoon, hollow out the center so that there is no longer a core.

After, melt the caramel at a low temperature and pour into the hollowed apple until full.

Then let the apple halves sit in the fridge for about 30 mins or until the caramel has hardened.

Once it has hardened, cut the apple into slices to serve.

Lastly, enjoy this delicious snack and share with friends!


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More on this recipe on this link : https://betterhalfweddings.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/inside-out-caramel-apples-slices/

Apple Pumpkin Muffins : Zero Sugar and All Natural Ingredients.

These muffins combine all the fall favorite flavors. This muffin recipe requires apples, fall spices (pumpkin spice and cinnamon) and the basic baking goods that are needed to create these tasty treats. These muffins are also a healthy alternative snack due to natural ingredients and the use of honey instead of sugar for sweetening. More information on this recipe and baking instructions see the link below:




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