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5 Tips to Help You Mentally Cope With Moving Abroad


The expat life can appear to be glamorous and chock full of exotic locations. While this may ring true, it also comes with its fair share of mental stress. Making a big move anywhere can be nerve-wracking. Imagine throwing in a new culture, language, and way of life to boot and you can see how(…)

A Beginner’s Starter Guide to Learning Russian


There’s a lot to love about the idea of learning Russian. You’ll be able to read some of the greatest classical writers (think Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, and Nabokov, just to name a few), you’ll have access to awesome Russian music and films, and you’ll be able to navigate your way around one of the most beautiful(…)

Christmas Gets Quirky: Fascinating Christmas Traditions from Around the World


Everyone has their own customs and traditions they follow whenever the Christmas season rolls around. It might be an apple pie recipe that’s been in your family for generations, or Christmas decorations that represent a different time in your personal history, or even gathering around the piano on Christmas Eve for good ol’ fashioned caroling.(…)

5 Italian Words We Wish Were Translatable (But Aren’t)


Italian culture is probably one of the most admired in the world. After all, who doesn’t love a country with incredible food, gorgeous sights, and a lovely language? A lot of people learn Italian for the sheer beauty of it. This language sounds like music to the ears and the attraction factor of anyone speaking(…)

6 Common Mistakes Learners of Arabic Make


Arabic is considered as one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn. In fact, it is one of the ‘big three’ languages which require the most time and commitment from students if they want to truly master it. If you’re ready to put in the hard work it takes to learn Arabic,(…)

Easiest Things About Learning Arabic


Almost any article you read about learning Arabic will probably expound at length about how difficult this language is. Indeed, when dividing languages up according to difficulty, Arabic falls under the toughest category and can take around 2200 hours (or 88 weeks) of good, hard study to master. But successfully learning a language has more(…)

10 Arabic Survival Phrases for Your Overseas Adventure


J.R.R. Tolkien once wrote that travel is “a dangerous business…You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” No phrase rings truer for those with a deep wanderlust because, indeed, when you set out you never know what may happen to you.(…)

Know Before You Learn: 3 Difficult Aspects of Learning Turkish


If you are dreaming of making a trip to Turkey in the near future, odds are you’re preparing by learning a little of the language as well. Knowing how to speak some Turkish, even if it’s just a few key phrases, is essential since less than 20% of locals speak English. However, it might be(…)

Know Before You Learn: 3 Difficult Aspects of Learning Arabic


Arabic is ranked as one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn and also as one of the most important. Business and travel opportunities are booming in the Middle East and Africa and knowing how to speak Arabic is a must if you want to engage in seamless business transitions in the(…)

10 Must-Know Phrases For Your Turkish Adventure


Traveling abroad can be a risky business; you never quite know what challenges or adventures you may be faced with. Of course, all this is part of what makes travel so wonderful and alluring, and shouldn’t stop you, the intrepid adventurer, from heading off into the great unknown! Turkey is perhaps one of the most(…)