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Why Humanitarian Service is Good For You

YPagesou've heard it before. It’s on Pinterest boards and marquees, tattoos, and tee shirts. We've heard it so often, in fact, it has become cliche, a catchy phrase lending credibility to "slacktivism" (supporting a cause on social media or the like without ever actually doing anything for the cause itself). Be the change you wish to see in the world. -Gandhi When Gandhi said this, he probably meant stop complaining, stop just talking about what needs to change, and do your part to bring the change this world needs. He doesn't ask us to change the world alone, a weighty request that would … [Read more...]

Staying Safe While Abroad, by Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

We are pleased to welcome our guest blogger, Stacie Nevadomski Berdan, to the Millennium Tours blog. When you're done reading up on how to stay safe abroad, be sure to grab a copy of her latest book (info below). Safety may not be your biggest worry as you plan your study abroad adventure, and rightfully so. The odds of your having a safe and incident-free study abroad experience are in your favor. Still, make no mistake about it: there are inherent risks in traveling, studying, working and living abroad, and you have to be prepared for them. Natural disasters, for example, can … [Read more...]

Travel: in the Words of Mr. Arthur Frommer

At its best, travel should challenge our preconceptions and most cherished views, cause us to rethink our assumptions, shake us a bit, make us broader minded and more understanding. -Arthur Frommer Travel is more than experiencing something new—it's about returning a better person. How has travel shaped you? Join the conversation: #travelforgood Want access to more valuable travel inspiration and information? Get updates delivered right to your inbox! Get updates delivered to your inbox * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name … [Read more...]

Baylor in Maastricht: When Study Abroad Feels Like a Fairy Tale

This week, we join Baylor in Maastricht study abroad student Rozlyn Veteto on a journey to Oktoberfest, a magical land of castles, and a surprise opera. These adventures show us that even the toughest of days can be redeemed by the beauty around us. We can't believe how fast time is going by for these study abroad students  in Maastricht—finals are in just a couple of weeks!  It all started with a night train to Munich that got us to Oktoberfest by 9 am. We stood out in the cold rain for an hour waiting for the doors to the Paulaner tent to open. Oktoberfest is the world’s … [Read more...]

Global Humanitarian Fare: an affordable way to change the world

What if there were an affordable way to change the world? Humanitarian work is more than holding orphans in far off lands. Humanitarian work like missions, disaster relief, and charity aid requires great sacrifice. From the moment you commit to a trip, the giving begins. You sacrifice your time, money, and the opportunities you're missing while you're gone to go be a part of something that betters our world and the people in it. We want to help make the cost of giving a little lighter for you. Millennium Tours has been specializing in custom travel since 1973, and partnering with British … [Read more...]

It’s Not Dutch Without Delftware and Windmills

 What is a trip to The Netherlands without Delftware and windmills? This week's travel adventure is brought to you by the Dutch via Baylor in Maastricht student, Rozlyn Veteto.    Instead of running off to another country, I spent the weekend in the Netherlands going to The Hague and Delft. Friday, I had an all-day field trip, so it was a good time to stay and explore more of the country I’m calling home for four months. My Dutch art history class field trip took us to The Hague to see a couple museums. The Hague  is the seat of the Netherlands government. As my professor put … [Read more...]

Take it or Leave it: Packing List for Your Trip Abroad

Not quite sure where to put your passport, or just how many pairs of shoes is too many on your next trip overseas? Here are some simple tips for your packing list  on your next trip abroad. You may want to share this with your students as a quick guide for their upcoming study abroad trips. 1. Medicine. Take it. It may seem like a no-brainer, but be sure you pack the necessary medications and prescriptions (and the correct amount). To avoid any problems in customs, keep all medication in its original container along with copies of the prescriptions and the drugs' generic names. 2. … [Read more...]

A Swiss [Cheese, Chocolate, Alps] Photo Blog

Switzerland warmly welcomed some of our Baylor in Maastricht study abroad students over the weekend. A group travel tour filled with paragliding, strangers-turned-friends, villages, Swiss Alps, train rides, chocolates, breathtaking views, and even a base-jumping championship--- we decided to let the photos do the storytelling this week. *Photo credit: Tim Phillips (and if Tim's mom is reading this, he dedicated a few shots to you...can you guess which ones?)      Want to send your students on a Swiss adventure? Let us bid on your upcoming study abroad … [Read more...]

Living With Regret: Why Most College Students Never Study Abroad

We all want to live great stories, but usually we spending more time pinning, tweeting, and tumbling those stories rather than actually getting out there and living them. College students, especially, want to have incredible experiences, adventures of a lifetime, and stories to tell their grandchildren. According to the University of Texas, 56% of incoming freshmen say they plan to study abroad during their undergraduate career. However, only 21% of those outgoing seniors actually did. The problem isn't just getting students to want to study abroad, it's getting them the right knowledge, … [Read more...]

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