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Share experiences; get published

Study abroad returnees can help prospective students prepare for their own journeys by publishing stories about overseas adventures.

Internationally focused magazines and online publications

Pinocchio

“I Will Not Tell a Lie (Florence, Italy).” Photograph by Alanna Smith. Famous Italian Pinocchio dolls in one of the many Florentine markets.

  • Transitions Abroad — a magazine for people working, studying, traveling and living abroad — offers practical information about host cultures and travel bargains. Contributors write from personal knowledge and emphasize ways to avoid touristy cultural isolation. Transitions Abroad also holds writing contests. 
  • Journeywoman publishes female-centered travel-experience articles, seeking to inspire women to travel safely and to connect women travelers worldwide. Each published article becomes eligible for the Annual Journeywoman Travel Writing Competition. 
  • Travelmag, an online travel publication based in the UK, seeks tales of travel well beyond the guidebook routes, illuminating little-known corners of the globe and, occasionally, revealing a bit about the writers as well.
  • National Geographic's travel publication, National Geographic Traveler, holds photo contests and accepts submissions of professional-quality articles and photos.

Local publications and contests