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The dreaded volcanic ash plume has returned to Bali

The dreaded volcanic ash plume has returned to Bali, forcing a new round of flight cancellations. A series of flights en route from Australia to Denpasar have had to turn back, and Virgin Australia has cancelled the rest of its Bali flights tonight. Tomorrow’s services are currently under review. Jetstar is awaiting further advice from […]

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On the first moments of study abroad in France

On the first moments of study abroad in France, most of overseas students are still like a fish out of water. You ought to prepare many of procedures, various administrative formalities. Moreover, you have to purchase belongings and many of different instruments … The following are mostly works that you need to do when you […]

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The emergence of “White Student Union” Facebook groups claiming links

The emergence of “White Student Union” Facebook groups claiming links to more than 30 universities has caused alarm among students and education officials, although the authenticity of many of the pages is being questioned. None of the groups have been sanctioned by the universities, and some, including those claiming affiliation with Princeton, the University of […]

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Tougher evaluations for teachers

Less than a year ago, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York proclaimed that the key to transforming the state’s education system was tougher evaluations for teachers, and he pushed through changes that increased the weight of student test scores in teachers’ ratings.     FROM OUR ADVERTISERS Now, facing a parents’ revolt against testing, […]

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Your first trip to Europe

Your first trip to Europe (or anywhere abroad, for that matter) is a transformative experience, often defying and exceeding your expectations at the same time. Expectations such as the ideas that as an American, you will stick out like a sore thumb (probably true) and that you are unwelcome (probably false). “Contrary to popular belief, […]

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Japan is exclusive luxury train

I’m sitting in the lounge car of a train and traveling at a fairly ordinary speed. But this is no ordinary train: the back end of the carriage is a giant floor-to-ceiling window, like a flickering movie screen on which the passing landscapes are acting out their various parts. There are volcanoes being majestic, and […]

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Kyushu-Japan, Central-Asia, Sabah-Borneo…

Kyushu, Japan The dollar hit a 12-year high against the yen in 2015, piquing the interest of many savvy travelers who saw an opportunity to get more bang for their buck in Japan. “Travel to Japan is more popular than ever, and many of our travelers are returning to seek out new regions where they […]