7 Signs You Just Got Back From Studying Abroad

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4. You Blow a Fuse When Your Mom Reminds You of Curfew

If you’re returning home to live under the roof of mom and dad, chances are they might be a little confused about setting rules for the new, independent you. You’ve learned skills, competencies and life lessons — and just maybe, how to behave like a grownup. Instead of being insulted by imposed ‘house rules,’ show off your new mature self by suggesting a frank and open discussion about rules and mutual respect.

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5. Social Causes. Awareness of Human Rights. It’s Real, and It’s Necessary

Poverty, lack of access to basic health care, youth denied education, gender inequality — these issues are real. If you’ve witnessed them firsthand, you’re likely more inclined to want to change them. If you return from study abroad with increased social awareness and the desire to improve the lives of others, there is definitely a better ‘new’ you for those around you to get to know.

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6. Maps, Maps, and More Maps

Maps have guided and directed you to local coffee shops and markets, historic and cultural attractions, bars and maybe even an occasional class. Studying abroad can instill a love for finding just about anything on the map. It might seem strange to leave home without a map, but checking your home town map as you head out to Starbucks might be a little out of the ordinary.

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Styles of Wrestling from Around the World

Most of us are familiar with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). This brand rose in popularity within the 1980s, thanks to the likes of Hulk Hogan and “Macho Man” Randy Savage, who placed wrestling on the pop culture map. As time wore on, the WWE has built a mass marketing and entertainment empire through their larger-than-life personalities, including the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Triple H. Still, why some out there can state the WWE does profile some wrestling, it is a far cry from the true techniques that are involved in the sport itself.

Why You Should Travel While You’re Still Young

If you’re worried about embarking on a travel adventure and wondering whether it’ll negatively affect your life, the simple answer is “no, it won’t.” In fact, when you stop to take a closer look at it, the benefits considerably outweigh the risks. While in the past it may have looked like a frivolous undertaking, nowadays it’s considered a character-defining experience. If you have the chance to travel now, take it without thinking as your future-self will be forever grateful for the lessons, friends, and memories you will make.

Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.