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March 7, 2011

Low Cost Spring-break Alternative

With a new spin on the "staycation," University of Vermont anthropologist Robert Gordon offers the advice to intrepid students who want to volunteer abroad during spring break.

Stay home.

Gordon, author of Going Abroad: Traveling Like an Anthropologist (also available at half.com), tells The Chronicle of Higher Education, that "you can 'go abroad' in your hometown by just walking around and engaging local people and by having a sense of enchantment."

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