David Harriman
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David Harriman

David has studied anthropology and international education, and his experience teaching English abroad during a gap year as an undergraduate student in Spain ignited his passion and advocacy for student travel. His education as well as experience with non-profits has shaped his interest in social justice issues in education, both in local and international contexts.

study abroad USA
StudentsStudy Abroad

Every year students around the world decide to study abroad in the United States, and that number has increased dramatically over the years. According to Project Atlas, the number of international students in the United States was 1,043,839 in 2016, up from 690,923 in 2010. If you are considering studying

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Cell Phones Classroom Teacher Strategies
Classroom, eLearningEducation, News

Student access to cell phone technology has forced teachers and administrators to take a stance on classroom and school cell phone policy debate, and the degree to which cell phones in the classroom are allowed varies wildly between schools and teachers. For instance, Lakeview High School in Battle Creek, Michigan

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travel ban education
Education, NewsStudy Abroad

On January 27, 2017, President Trump enacted a travel ban executive order to suspend for 90 days the entry of “certain aliens from seven countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.” While this original order was suspended by the Supreme Court, it was reinstated in March to exclude

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advantages cell phones classroom
Classroom, eLearning

Cell phones have undoubtedly become an integral part of modern society, and increasingly common among K-12 children and adolescents. According to a recent study conducted by Pearson Education, 82% of high school students use mobile devices regularly. Of course, with the increasing popularity of cell phone among students comes the

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study abroad stress
StudentsStudy Abroad

The days leading up to departure before studying abroad are often filled with exciting and idealized notions of what life will be like living and studying in a foreign country. While many students do, in fact, have positive experiences studying abroad, it is quite common at some point during their

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Students

Life after college is full of new exposure into the real world, and a significant portion of this transition has to do with attempting to build your career and job prospects—you’ve put in the hard work, and now you’re ready for this hard work to pay off. If you’ve read

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Financial Aid, TuitionStudents

If you’ve decided grad school is something you are interested in, and you’re ready to plunge into more years of higher education, one of the first questions you’re likely asking yourself is “How on Earth am I going to pay for all this?” As if your undergraduate education wasn’t expensive

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Financial Aid, Tuition

It’s the time of year when students across the country graduate with four year degrees. While it’s exciting to finally be done with studying, the majority of today’s college graduates have to deal with the burden of student loan repayment starting six months after graduation. For many graduates who aren’t even sure how they

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Students

Student loan debt has become a harsh reality for the majority of college graduates in the United States. According to the Institute for College Access & Success, 70% of graduates of public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 in student loans. For

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Education, News

Studying abroad can be a great way to spend a semester or an academic year of your undergraduate education. It’s an opportunity to develop skills and experience that can positively impact your education and career. However, one apprehension many students might have, especially if traveling independently, is study abroad safety. We’ve all

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