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Onward and Upward

Photo Credit: Aleema Noormohamed. Ballooning Across the Maasai Mara.

Since our one year anniversary on May 3rd, we have started several projects that you are going to love (if you’re anything like us), from taking the first steps of implementing a monthly newsletter, to rallying our resources for a new study and work abroad website.

Magazine Issues

After we released our third issue, we had lots of people ask us what our next issues are going to feature? While we would love to say that we have a new issue in the works, we have a few more things to do before we can move into full production mode. Now that we have three trial issues in our repertoire, we are making a list of destinations for future issues that are unlike anything we’ve seen before. Soon, you’ll be watching our production teams ride horses across Mongolia, steer clear of polar bears in Churchill, learn to cook with fresh spices in Kerala, drive across the country using only biofuel, and more. But before these issues come to fruition, we have to establish a financial foundation that will support a full team for the first 12 months. Until then, we have many exciting things planned for our website. With talented writers and photographers sending their stories to us, we have more and more content to share with you.

Crowdfunding

Contrary to popular belief, magazines don’t have the magical ability of appearing out of thin air and downloading themselves onto newsstands (or digital newsstands in our case). We have been gaining readership faster than we ever thought and we have been receiving overwhelming and supportive feedback from our fans every day, but we will need a little financial push to get us completely up and running. Stay tuned for our upcoming campaign to fund our first year of production and tell your friends to visit our website.

Newsletters

We know you don’t always have time to read what you want when you want. That’s why we are designing a slick newsletter that will bring the juiciest and most adventurous articles to you every month, as well as remind you of upcoming webinars, workshops and other fun activities you won’t want to miss.

Study and Work Abroad

According to a recent BBC report, the International Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development stated that the rate of international study abroad students went from .8 million in 1975 to 3.7 million in 2009. The report also noted that the rate has increased 12 percent every year since, according to UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics. With more and more students catching the travel bug, we wanted to provide a reliable source of information about study abroad programs, long term travel, and ethical standards to watch for. In the next few months, we will build a site that will be chock-full of helpful information for students studying abroad and individuals working abroad. This site will feature outstanding study abroad programs, enlightening stories from people who have worked and studied abroad, tips on how to get the most of a study or work abroad experience, safety guides, and more. If you have information or a story you want to share pertaining to this exciting endeavor, send us an email (info@immersiontravelmag.com).

On top of this new site, we will also be stopping by universities, coffee shops, pubs, libraries and other public hot spots in the US to give free seminars about international travel. Bring lots of questions and an appetite for travel (and pizza).

So, as you can see, a lot is going to happen in the next few months. By this time next year, Immersion Travel will be a buzzing hub of sustainable travel information and entertainment. But until then, keep reading refreshing articles, watching adventure-fueled videos and creating your own exciting itineraries.

June 7, 2015

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