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Whether you’re winding down for the day or out celebrating a friend’s birthday, a glass of wine or a micro-brew is usually revered as the perfect companion for the occasion. But if you’re having a drink in a country other than your native one, you might find that their beverages – and their rules – are different from what you’re…

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When travelers weren’t standing in never-ending airport lines this week, they were talking about the latest news on Avian Flu. The H7N9 strain has killed 22 people and infected more than 100 since late February, and now has been detected in a man in Taiwan, according to the New York Times’ Bree Feng and Denise Grady. That’s a mortality rate of…

Study abroad programs offer increasing numbers of college students the opportunity to be immersed in a new culture, learn a foreign language and travel around the world.  According to recent studies, study abroad programs also afford them the opportunity to increase their alcohol consumption.  In a study following 177 overseas scholars, University of Washington researchers found that students doubled how…

Are you preparing for a study abroad program? Do you know someone who is? HTH Worldwide, a global health and safety services company, recently released on YouTube an educational video series called Health and Safety Abroad.  Dr. Frank Gillingham, medical director for HTH Worldwide, created this video series to help study abroad participants prepare for their experience. These video vignettes, cover…

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