Chicken Pulao for Swearing In Ceremony


New Delhi: In an unprecedented gesture, the newly appointed PM of India Mr. Narendra Modi has invited his counterpart Mr. Nawaz Shareef to be part of his swearing in ceremony. It is also learned that he has asked the official caterers Mrs. Baweja & Company to replace Chicken Biriyani with Chicken Pulao. Mrs. Baweja is very upset over the new development as a token of appreciation for lobbying her company for the deal, Mrs. Baweja, Proprietor of Mrs. Baweja & Caterers had promised 112 plates of Chicken Biriyani to Mr. Nitin Gadkari. She thinks she would have to make special 112 dishes for Nitinji.

Hearing the news about the invite, the not to be named league group has gone silent on all social media platforms. They are busy waiting for a direction from their troll leader who is a “Swamy”. When we tried to contact the troll leader he was found busy lobbying for a special ministry to take care of Supreme Court or the ministry of “power vesting.”

The Media is pleased with the change in menu by the PMO as it is now in line with their dietary requirement. Gen. Shiv Aroor and Lt. Gen. Gaurav Sawant strong advocate of no talk with Pakistan are now pleased to continue with the talks. They say Dr. MMS was more of a Chicken Biriyani person and not Chicken Pulao.

Mr. Modi had been going around the country for the last 8 months canvassing against Chicken Biriyani much to the disappointment of one Mr. Naushad from Kerala. Mr. Naushad believes BJP didn’t win any seat in Kerala precisely because of anti-Chicken Biryani policy from Mr. Modi.

 

When Toasting Toaster contacted Mrs. Baweja, she was busy negotiating 112 dishes of Chicken Biriyani with 125 dishes of Chicken Pulao. Prime Minister Office did not comment on the issue nor did Mr. Nitin Gadkari.

 

 

 

 


 

Ekta Kapoor orders for complete season of Pradhan Mantri

 

New Delhi: After profound success of the pilot of Pradhan Mantri 101 which was aired today across the Nation on Lok Sabha Television with an astronomical TRP, Ekta Kapoor a well-known Television producer has come forward and ordered for the complete season of the show.

Mr. Narendra Modi who comes out as an excellent actor with impeccable dialogue delivery had been promoting the show for the past 8 months across the nation. Mr. Narendra Modi would be playing the lead in the show along with co-actors Mr. Lal Krishna Advani , Mr. Murli Manohar Joshi, Mr. Rajnath Singh, Mr. Mukesh Ambani ,Mr. Gautam Adani and a few others.

Pradhan Mantri 101 aired with much galore and glitz. Indian Media went gaga over the charm and act showcased by the lead actor. They have rated Mr. Modi as the next big thing to happen in India after Mr. Dilip Kumar and Mr. Shah Rukh Khan. One of the prominent magazine has gone ahead and categorized Mr. Modi as the sexiest bachelor in India today. They say his beard provides raw sexual energy comparing it to the wild Lion.

The pilot showcased all the ingredients that would make this show a masala “weepology” and showed the viewers what it had in store for the coming episodes. Ekta Kapoor known as the queen of Indian Soap Industry was in tears when she saw the pilot. She said that the pilot had enough content to replace the prime time soap operas currently running on the Indian Television and she is looking forward to the next episodes of the show.

The Indian viewers were taken on an emotional roller coaster where they cried, laughed and even felt “inspired”. They hadn’t seen a better drama before on Indian Television. A 45 year old ardent daily soap female viewer, said this show ranks next to “Kyon Ki Saas bhi Kabhi Bahu thi”, and she felt Tulsi Virani would definitely make an appearance in the show. She will be making sure that her 8-7 working MNC clerk husband would be watching the show with her. When Toasting Toaster tried to contact her husband, he was in hiding and was going to lodge a complaint against the show to Peedith Pati Samaj, an organization that helps the husbands in distress and are act of social violence by the wives


Sources say American Presidents was moved to tears on seeing the pilot and he compared the show with that of Brothers and Sister, but he was cautious in saying that it smelt of brotherhood. A leaked picture of POTUS weeping is now viral on the internet, thanks to the “Internet Hindu” community or popularly called as #HDL community who claims this to be the genuine picture of POTUS weeping after watching the pilot. However, Toasting Toaster won’t be commenting on its originality or source as “Internet Hindus” are known for their impeccable photo-shop and story spinning abilities that Social media witnessed over the past 3 years.

 

When we last heard we were told that the show will be renamed as “Kyon ki Main Pradhan Mantri Hoon” for reasons unknown. The Lok Sabha Television has now been categorized under Entertainment section by the prominent Dish and Channel operators across the nation.

 

 

    

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In so far as communal pogroms go, My friend has neatly mapped the similarities between Rwanda and India

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With increasing communal hostilities in the Indian society, this article tries to explain the drivers and the related consequences.  

The Solemn Promise

This year the world marked the twentieth anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide. Addressing a ceremony to mark the occasion, United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon said that the world would never again allow genocide to tear apart a nation. Describing it as one of the darkest chapters in human history he acknowledged that the world could have done much more to save the lives of nearly 800,000 Tutsis and politically moderate Hutus who were mass slaughtered by the extremist Hutu majority.

Academics who have carefully studied the anatomy of genocide have concluded that genocide is a process which develops in multiple stages and can be prevented if early signs are detected and preventative measures applied. The international community has made a solemn promise that it will “never again” allow genocide like Rwanda…

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Top 10 Global Business School Experience

 

 

The way business school academics and demand have changed over the years, it becomes imperative of us to balance business school curriculum with the experience they get in business school that boost their next course in life.

 

The rankings are done by an independent agency based upon the feedbacks from alumni, the school growth and the experience & connection they have managed to gather during their business degree.

 

 

#1. London Business School, United Kingdom

 

 

 

The London business school founded in 1964 part of the University of London has been one of the most highly ranked business school globally. The school with a mission to develop insights and leaders that make an impact has created some notable alumni base. Having expanded its campus to Dubai in 2006, LBS is looking at a global brand level. Overall with the experience and interesting courses like “Nobel Thinking” it ranks at the top of our list.

 

 

 

#2. Stanford Graduate School of Business, United States of America

 

 

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford part of the Stanford University founded in 1925 with a mission to Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. With a slightly higher tuition fee and its location in Silicon Valley, we place this school above Harvard Business School.

 

#3. Harvard Business School

 

 

Harvard Business School, placed in Boston, famously known as the Athens of America for its intellectual and cultural strength established in 1908. With almost the same 730 average GMAT score, Harvard stands at 3rd position in comparison to Stanford because of lower International diversity.

 

#4. INSEAD, France

 

 

INSEAD with campuses in Europe, Asia and Middle East established in 1957 is expanding its brand keeping the value intact. A very expensive degree but worth the experience and opportunities you get after coming out of the school. We place it at number 4 for the modern business school it is.

 

#5 Yale School of Management, United States of America

 

 

Yale School of Management with its modern building established in 1976 as a private business school ranks at number 5 in our list. With the ultra-modern classrooms and teaching techniques is known for its finance faculties. The school also offers student exchange programs with HEC ParisIESE, the London School of Economics, and Tsinghua University.

 

#6 The Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania

 

 

Founded in 1881 by John Wharton. The Wharton School under the University of Pennsylvania ranks at number 6 on our list. Wharton modernizing itself and embracing technology stands out in our list as a business school that is reinventing itself. Wharton boasts of a top notch Alumni base.

 

#7.

MIT Sloan, United States of America

 

 

Sloan Business School at MIT founded in 1914 is celebrating its 100 years of innovation. MIT Sloan’s great emphasis on innovation has set this business school apart. Part of the prestigious MIT family, the pedigree in their pass out is world class. We place this private school at Number 7.

 

 

#8. Hult International Business School, United States of America

 

 

 

Hult International Business School started out in Boston has now full grown home campuses in San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. Started out as a training and consulting school for Arthur D Little Consulting Company in 1964, it has now grown out to be the world’s biggest business school. Hult is known for creating a disruption in the MBA market. The Hult Experience of a very diverse class with over 80% international students make it one of the kind. The innovation and the Hult curriculum that is creating a wave in the way MBA is taught ranks it at number 8 on our list.

 

 

 

#9. National University of Singapore, Singapore

 

 

 

NUS Business School, a business school under National University of Singapore is first Asia based entrant into our list. Now based in a spectacular Mochtar Raidy building with specialized departments in Strategy and Policy making, and being part of the growing financial capital of the world, we place NUS Business School at number 9.

 

#10. IMD Business School, Switzerland

 

 

IMD Business School, Switzerland makes our list at number 10. Located in beautiful location of Lausanne, the school advocates environmental and sustainability strategies. With a smaller class size and being in the Swiss financial market, the school reputes itself for some bankers.

 

 

    

Touristy but Dangerous Cities to be in

#25 Recife in Brazil

The city may be largely unheard of, but Recife in Brazil had 1,656 homicides in a city of 3,717,640 inhabitants. The city is the fifth-largest metropolitan area in Brazil and it is commonly referred to as the “Brazilian Venice”, due to its many bridges and canals. So for a city that seems to have so much in its favor, why all of the violence?

 


 

 

#24 Medellin in Colombia

The 24th most dangerous city on the list is the city of Medellin in Colombia, with a reported 1,175 homicides per 2,393,011 inhabitants. It is believed that much of the violence can be blamed on criminal bands trying to gain control of certain territories. However, homicide is actually on the gradual decrease in this city, as 1991 alone reported 6,349 homicides.

 


 

 

#23 Cucuta in Colombia

If you’re thinking of travelling to Columbia any time soon, then take note. The city of Cucuta is highly dangerous, and it ranked 23 on the world’s most dangerous cities list. There was a reported 346 homicides for just 637,302 inhabitants.

 


 

 

#22 New Orleans

New Orleans is the first American city to make it onto the list of the most dangerous cities in the world. There were a reported 93 homicides per 343,829 inhabitants. It is believed that many of the deaths are due to a high rate of gun crime, as well as gang warfare and drug lords.

 


 

#21 Nuevo Laredo in Mexico

Nuevo Laredo in Mexico is also a city notorious for its high rates of crime and violence. The city has produced an alarming 288 murders for 385,315 inhabitants per year. It is reported that violence has particularly exploded since the Sinaloa Cartel entered the city to fight the Zetas.

 

 


 

#20 Barquisimeto in Venezuela

Barquisimeto is estimated to have had 804 homicides for 1,120,718 inhabitants each year. In 2011, the Global Study on Homicide, published by the UN, placed Venezuela as the South American country with the highest rate of crime and violence.

 


 

 

#19 Joao Pessoa in Brazil

Joao Pessoa is another dangerous city in Brazil. There was a whopping 508 homicides reported for 723,515 inhabitants. In December, President Dilma Rouseff stated that three in every 1000 Brazilian teens are murdered before turning 19. – Very dangerous indeed.

 


 

#18 Manaus in Brazil

The name of “Manaus” means “mother of the gods” in tribute to the indigenous nation of Manaós, However, this city is certainly not ‘godlike’, as it finds itself on this list. The ranking is established with 945 homicides for 1,342,846 inhabitants.

 


 

#17 Guatemala City

Guatemala City is also an extremely dangerous city to live in. A study revealed an alarming 2,063 homicides for 3,062,519 inhabitants. It is reported that the majority of crimes are caused by gunfire, and as a result, many are urging the government to take control.

 


 

#16 Salvador City in Brazil

Salvador City in Brazil had a shocking 2,391 homicides for 3,642,482 inhabitants, making it one of the most violent cities in the world. But the irony is that Salvador City is also known as Brazil’s ‘capital of happiness’ due to its countless popular outdoor parties, including its street carnival. All that violence doesn’t sound too happy to us!

 


 

 

#15 Culiacan in Mexico

The city of Culiacan, in Mexico, is number 16 on the list. The report estimated that 549 homicides occurred for 884,601 inhabitants. The city of Culiacan is also the fourth Mexican city on the most dangerous cities in the world list. Looks like Mexico may also find itself on the “biggest decrease in tourism” list soon too.

 


 

#14 Fortaleza in Brazil

Fortaleza in Brazil had 1,628 homicides per 2,452,185 inhabitants, which places it in the 14th spot on the list. Fortaleza is the 5th largest city in Brazil, however that does not make it a desirable place to live, as the high level of violence and murder is already beginning to drive residents away.

 


 

#13 Vitoria in Brazil

Vitoria in Brazil had a shocking 1,018 homicides for 1,685,384 inhabitants. In January, a one-year old girl was murdered during a robbery, sparking worldwide outrage and mourning. As a result, the city now has a notorious reputation for its high crime and murder rates, placing it securely on this list.

 


 

 

#12 Cuernaca in Mexico

Cuernaca in Mexico is also another city to end up on the world’s most dangerous cities, and this is due to the murder-per-capita ratio. The city had had 359 murders per 640,188 inhabitants – That’s very alarming indeed! It’s safe to say that this city will not be receiving many tourists in the near future!

 


 

#11 Ciudad Juarez in Mexico

Ciudad Juarez in Mexico had 749 homicides for 1,339,648 inhabitants, according to the report this year. Regardless, at the start of the year, they showed a steady decrease in crime, from the 2,086 reported in 2011, to 750 in 2012. Perhaps in the next 5 – 10 years, this city won’t make the list at all?

 

 


 

 

#10 Guayana in Venezuela

Guayana in Venezuela reported 578 homicides for 1,050,283 inhabitants. In February 2012, the Venezueal Observatory began the Campaign to Sensibilitize the Value of Life in Venezuela, hoping this campaign would spread the message of peace. If action such as this is continually taken, one can only hope that the violence and homicide will decrease dramatically.


 

#9 Detroit

Detroit is another U.S city to make the notorious list. There were a recorded 386 murders for 606,585 inhabitants in the last year alone. CQ Press also initiated a study of their own, and they believed that Detroit is certainly one of the most violent cities in the whole of the United States.

 


 

#8 Sao Luis in Brazil

Sao Luis is another South American city on the list and it had 509 homicides per 1,014,837 inhabitants. For a town well known for its sea ports and beautiful, surrounding sea, it is a terrible sadness for the city to be suffering from such high levels of homicide, violence, and gang warfare.

 


 

 

#7 Cali in Colombia

The city of Cali in Colombia ranks number 7th on the list, and much of this violence is a result of the drug cartels and guerrillas. It is estimated that there are 1,1819 homicides per 2,294,653 inhabitants. This wave of violence has occurred largely since 1995 after the Rodriguez Orejuela brothers were captured.

 

 


 

#6 Maceió in Brazil

The city of Maceió in Brazil also made it onto the list, as there are reportedly 801 homicides per 932,748 inhabitants in the city – Shocking!

 

 


 

#5 Torreon in Mexico

Although this city is the ninth-biggest metropolitan area in Mexico and is one of Mexico’s most important economic and industrial centers, the violence in Torreon places the city in fifth place on the list. There are 1,087 murders per 1,147,647 inhabitants.

 

 


 

#4 The Federal District in Francisco Morazan

When we heard that there is only one police officer per 1,752 inhabitants, then it did not surprise us that The Federal District in Francisco Morazan comes in as number four. There are approximately 1,149 murders per 1,126,534 inhabitants, and violence in this city is slowly spiraling out of control.

 

 


 

#3 Caracas, Venezuela

Caracas, Venezuela is also in a dire situation, as the city finds itself ranked at #3. It is reported that only eight of 100 crimes that take place will actually be punished, and there’s an average of 3,862 homicides per 3,247,971 people.

 

 


 

#2 Acapulco in Mexico

So which city is a close second on the list? The once-popular tourist destination of Acapulco in Mexico. A rise in murderous violence between drug lords and criminals has now made tourists avoid the sunny destination. The city reported 1,170 murders for 818,853 inhabitants.

 

 


 

#1 Honduras’ San Pedro Sula

When it comes to the number one spot, Honduras’ San Pedro Sula takes the cake. Shockingly, San Pedro Sula had 1,218 murders for 719,447 inhabitants in 2012.

 

 


Grown Up lessons from our Favourite Disney Movies

We all know Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced some treasured stories about self-discovery, love and growing up. Ariel becoming human and Cinderella going from rags to riches are relatable stories, even if they’re whimsical.

But as someone in the midst of a job hunt, I’ve discovered that many of my favorite Disney classics have lessons that can be applied in the professional world, too.

Here are a few of my favorite career lessons inspired by Disney movies:

1. Speak up — from A Bug’s Life

Flik was often ignored by the rest of the ants in his community. They thought he was unfocused and disruptive, when in reality he was the most innovative.

If you have an idea that you know is gold, don’t shy away during meetings. Raise your hand, get noticed, and put your idea out there. Every community of ants needs a Flik, andevery company needs a problem solver.

2. Be curious — from Alice in Wonderland

Alice might have dozed off while her sister was trying to help her study, but Wonderland was too intriguing to ignore. Don’t feel the need to stay trapped where you are, doing what you’re doing. If you’ve always wondered what it might be like to quit your job and become a freelance photographer, there’s only one way you’ll get to experience what that feels like!

3. Be true to your heart — from Mulan

Always go with your gut. While I don’t recommend cross-dressing for work like Mulan had to, if there’s a warrior inside of you, don’t be afraid to let him or her out.

All along the journey, make sure you are doing what you think is right. This has an equal meaning for workplace ethics, too. Bring honor to your family (and company) and stand up for what you believe in.

4. Train hard — from Hercules

Sure, now Hercules is a hero with more muscles than the juice-head at your local gym. But remember the beginning of the movie when he was a scrawny little boy? He had to put in a lot of time and work to get from A to B.

You might not have a satyr voiced by Danny DeVito giving you motivational quips the whole way, but practice makes perfect. (Even athletic practice can make you a more valuable employee.)

5. Know your place — from The Lion King

Running away from your troubles won’t get you anywhere. (Ok, you may make some amusing friends along the way, but that’s beside the point.)

If you have a responsibility, own up to it. If you’ve taken on a big project, make sure you come through. And the same can be said for the opposite: don’t jump at the chance to take on a huge task if you aren’t ready.

6. Don’t take credit for work you didn’t do — from Ratatouille

Sometimes it’s all too easy to accept praise, even if you aren’t deserving of it. Give credit where credit is due. If you take the spotlight for work you didn’t do, at some point the rug will be pulled out from under you, and you’ll look like the rat. Alfredo was naive to think nobody would discover that Remy was really the master chef, but you’ll be smarter than that, right?

7. Hard work pays off — from The Princess and the Frog

Tiana is synonymous with dedication. She was a “slasher” before the word even existed, working two jobs to save up for her dream of opening her own restaurant. Despite the prejudice and stress in her life, she always kept her eyes on the prize. And I don’t want to spoil the movie, but Tiana’s Place is open for business!

Take a cue from her; stay focused on what you want to achieve, and make sure you’re taking steps towards accomplishing whatever that is. Set goals for yourself, like earning a promotion in 2012, and do what you can to make it a reality.

Study Abroad?? Experience this global universities

1. Bond University — Gold Coast, Australia

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Located on the luxurious Gold Coast, Bond University is surrounded by pristine beaches, insane nightclubs, and rich Australian culture. The campus itself is known for its beautiful landscape and friendly yet knowledgable staff. But avoid the water on campus — there are bull sharks in there.

Why You Should Go: Reputable university near beaches and kangaroos with people from all over the world.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Take the bus to Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Cuddle with a kangaroo.

Bond University Study Abroad Programs received 5/5 on AbroadStudy101.

2. Keio University — Tokyo, Japan

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Keio Unversity was Japan’s first private institution of higher learning. Keio places importance on employing the most qualified faculty and staff. It’s not merely a place for academic pursuit — the university states in its mission that it strives to be a constant source of honorable character and a paragon of intellect and morals for the entire nation.

Why You Should Go: At Keio University, “Ecology Week” is held every June, and during the one-week event, students, faculty, and staff work together to think about the environment and to take action.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Take time to soak in the Niwa no Yu hot spring. Just you and your thoughts.

Keio University received a 5/5 AbroadStudy101.

3. University of Granada — Spain

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Author Ernest Hemingway once said, “If you were to visit only a city in Spain, this should be Granada.” Granada is filled with historic scenes, artistic structures, and rich culture. Not to mention a student-driven nightlife.

Why You Should Go: It’s a small enough city that you can walk just about everywhere, but it doesn’t seem too small. Oh, and free flamenco concerts. Need we say more?

One Thing You Should Do While There: Explore the Alhambra! It’s a palace and fortress complex in Granada, Andalusia, that was originally an Islamic citadel and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

University of Granada in Spain received a 4.9/5 on AbroadStudy101.

4. Fudan University — Shanghai, China

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Fudan University is within the epicenter of China, Shanghai, and provides students with a comfortable campus and base for exploration of this sprawling city. Fudan offers students a wide array of language courses as well as options to intern within the city. Students are housed in fully furnished apartments and placed with English-speaking local students to help ease the transition period.

Why You Should Go: You’ll be right in the heart of Shanghai, one of the world’s fastest-growing and most prominent cities for everything from business to fashion.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out the Gonqing Forest Park along the Huang Pu River.

Fudan University received a 4.9/5 on AbroadStudy101.

5. American College Dublin — Ireland

American College Dublin can be found in the center of Dublin in the middle of historic Merrion Square. The campus is within walking distance of all that Dublin has to offer; theaters, museums, restaurants, galleries, and of course, pubs. American College Dublin boasts that they understand that studying in Ireland is not just about the classes; it is also about experiencing the culture of Dublin and Ireland.

Why You Should Go: The American College Dublin was once ranked seventh in the world for study-abroad institutions.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out Experience Gaelic Games. At Experience Gaelic Games, you are given the chance to learn more about and then play the unique Irish games of hurling, Gaelic football, and handball.

American College in Dublin received a 4.8/5 on AbroadStudy101.

6. Semester at Sea

In the spring and fall semesters, Semester at Sea offers a 100-day program that takes students around the globe on a ship. There are slightly shorter trips offered for summertime. Students will typically visit eight to eleven countries during this time. The program is currently sponsored by the University of Virginia.

Why You Should Go: You’ll be hard-pressed to find another program that allows you to travel to so many different places and experience so many different cultures. Oh, and you’re on a ship.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Kiss a fish or shave your head on Neptune Day.

Semester at Sea received a 4.8/5 from AbroadStudy101.

7. University of Belgrano (Sol Education Abroad) — Argentina

The University of Belgrano (Sol Education Abroad) has 142 academic cooperation agreements with universities worldwide and is the founder of the Latin American Network for Academic Cooperation. The campus features superb classrooms, as well as several libraries and cafeterias. And the campus is just minutes from downtown Buenos Aires.

Why You Should Go: Easily perfect your Spanish speaking skills while learning more about Latin-American issues, all while living with a host family if you choose to do so.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Head to Las Cañitas and take in a polo match at the Campo Hipico Militar.

University of Belgrano (Sol Education Abroad) received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101.

8. Hult International Business School at London — United Kingdom

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Hult International Business School is the fastest growing business school in the world.  A top ranked business school with campuses across the world, it truly gives you a global experience. The best part of  of this  business school is the global mix of students in class. In the heart of one of the most infamous cities, students will probably never run out of things to see or do. Experience many different cultures and broaden your own horizons all while living in Harry Potter land.

Why You Should Go: You’ll only spend about eight or nine hours a week in class. The rest is independent study and learning in whichever way you learn best.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Take a 20-minute walk and end up at the National Gallery. See over 2,300 masterpieces for free.

 Hult IBS at London received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101. Look at what alums have to say about the school

9. University of Cape Town — South Africa

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University of Cape Town is known for its overwhelming beauty as it is located at the foot of Table Mountain’s Devil’s Peak. Basically you’ll be getting panoramic views of Cape Town. The university’s staff AND students hail from over 100 different countries across the globe.

Why You Should Go: The university has built links, partnerships, and exchange agreements with leading African and international institutions that further enrich the academic, social, and cultural diversity across campus.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden…one of the best in the WORLD.

University of Cape Town received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101.

10. Lorenzo de’ Medici — Florence, Italy

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Lorenzo de’ Medici is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Italian countryside. To study and live in Florence is to walk the streets Dante, Brunelleschi, Giotto, and many other contributors to the arts and humanities did. Here students can soak up the culture and history of this great city while learning Italian and studying in buildings from centuries past.

Why You Should Go: Florence was the cradle of Renaissance civilization, the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Machiavelli, and Galileo forever changed the way we view the world. Talk about inspiration.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Check out a panoramic view of the city by visiting the Piazzale Michelangelo.

Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence received a 4.7/5 on AbroadStudy101.

11. Universidad VERITAS — San José, Costa Rica

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The VERITAS University is recognized in the Costa Rican and educational environment for its regional focus in the areas of art, design, and architecture. Universidad VERTIAS’ study programs are demanding and use an innovative approach. Universidad VERITAS offers students excellent opportunities for development in the field of audiovisual and design and architecture areas with great potential for professional development today.

Why You Should Go: Three volcanoes surround San José, along with quaint villages, farms, and coffee plantations that dot the surrounding hillsides.

One Thing You Should Do While There: Visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens and feel the mist on your skin.

Universidad VERITAS received a 4.6/5 on AbroadStudy101.

You thought #ILLUMINATI were extinct! Think Again. SHOCKING Pictures to depict otherwise.

 

1. FIRST THINGS FIRST. IT’S OBVIOUS THAT BEYONCÉ IS ILLUMINATI:

FIRST THINGS FIRST. IT'S OBVIOUS THAT BEYONCÉ IS ILLUMINATI:

2. NO BIG SURPRISE THAT PEYTON “FOOTBALL” MANNING IS ILLUMINATI:

NO BIG SURPRISE THAT PEYTON "FOOTBALL" MANNING IS ILLUMINATI:

3. OH, HOW SHOCKING…NOT. JAY Z IS ILLUMINATI:

OH, HOW SHOCKING...NOT. JAY Z IS ILLUMINATI:

4. LEBRON? THAT’S A SLAM DUNK FOR THE ILLUMINATI:

LEBRON? THAT'S A SLAM DUNK FOR THE ILLUMINATI:

5. AND DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE HOSTS OF THE LATE SHOW. OF COURSE THEY’RE ILLUMINATI:

AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THE HOSTS OF THE LATE SHOW . OF COURSE THEY'RE ILLUMINATI:

6. KIM? KANYE? NEED I SAY MORE:

KIM? KANYE? NEED I SAY MORE:

7. AND KATY PERRY… SHE’S AS ILLUMINATI AS ILLUMINATI COMES:

AND KATY PERRY... SHE'S AS ILLUMINATI AS ILLUMINATI COMES:

8. BUT THEN AGAIN YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT IF YOU EVEN TOOK ONE SECOND OUT OF YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE DAY TO WATCH HER VIDEOS:

BUT THEN AGAIN YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT IF YOU EVEN TOOK ONE SECOND OUT OF YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE DAY TO WATCH HER VIDEOS:

9. BREAD? ILLUMINATI AS HELL:

BREAD? ILLUMINATI AS HELL:

10. DOLPHINS? ILLUMINATI OF THE DEEP:

DOLPHINS? ILLUMINATI OF THE DEEP:

11. AMELIA EARHART WAS ILLUMINATI:

AMELIA EARHART WAS ILLUMINATI:

12. YOUR CHILD’S FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW? NOTHING BUT ILLUMINATI PROPAGANDA:

YOUR CHILD'S FAVORITE TELEVISION SHOW? NOTHING BUT ILLUMINATI PROPAGANDA:

13. CHOCOLATE MILK…ILLUMINATI. ARE YOU EVEN SURPRISED?

CHOCOLATE MILK...ILLUMINATI. ARE YOU EVEN SURPRISED?

14. YOUR HEADPHONES WHEN THEY GET TANGLED IN YOUR POCKET? WELL, THAT’S ILLUMINATI:

YOUR HEADPHONES WHEN THEY GET TANGLED IN YOUR POCKET? WELL, THAT'S ILLUMINATI:

15. WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU HAD FRENCH TOAST CRUNCH? HOPE IT TASTED GOOD:

WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU HAD FRENCH TOAST CRUNCH? HOPE IT TASTED GOOD:

16. NUTELLA? WAKE UP. WAKE UP!

NUTELLA? WAKE UP. WAKE UP!

17. CAN’T YOU SEE, PEOPLE? CAN’T YOU SEE?!

CAN'T YOU SEE, PEOPLE? CAN'T YOU SEE?!

18. OPEN YOUR EYES. GRASS ISN’T SAFE. GRASS HAS NEVER BEEN SAFE:

OPEN YOUR EYES. GRASS ISN'T SAFE. GRASS HAS NEVER BEEN SAFE:

19. OLD VIDEO GAMES ABOUT FOOTBALL? GUESS WHAT:

OLD VIDEO GAMES ABOUT FOOTBALL? GUESS WHAT:

20. LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS PICTURE. LOOK VERY CLOSELY. CLOSER. WHAT YOU SEE MAY SURPRISE YOU:

LOOK CLOSELY AT THIS PICTURE. LOOK VERY CLOSELY. CLOSER. WHAT YOU SEE MAY SURPRISE YOU:

21. AGAIN, TAKE SOME TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY FOLLOWING THE HERD. LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. LOOK CLOSELY TOWARD THE DOLLAR BILL. WHAT DO YOU SEE? ILLUMINATI?

AGAIN, TAKE SOME TIME OUT OF YOUR DAY FOLLOWING THE HERD. LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. LOOK CLOSELY TOWARD THE DOLLAR BILL. WHAT DO YOU SEE? ILLUMINATI?

22. CAN YOU SPOT THE ILLUMINATI PROPAGANDA IN THIS PICTURE?

CAN YOU SPOT THE ILLUMINATI PROPAGANDA IN THIS PICTURE?

23. LET THE TRUTH BE REVEALED IN THIS EPISODE OF SPONGEBOB:

LET THE TRUTH BE REVEALED IN THIS EPISODE OF SPONGEBOB:

 

24. EVERY BIT OF TECHNOLOGY YOU OWN IS ILLUMINATI. OPEN YOUR EYES!

EVERY BIT OF TECHNOLOGY YOU OWN IS ILLUMINATI. OPEN YOUR EYES!

25. TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? ARE YOU FREE? ARE YOU?

TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS PICTURE. DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE? ARE YOU FREE? ARE YOU?

26. ON THE SURFACE THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A NORMAL LAMP. A LAMP YOU MIGHT SEE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. BUT ON SECOND THOUGHT…

ON THE SURFACE THIS MAY LOOK LIKE A NORMAL LAMP. A LAMP YOU MIGHT SEE ANY DAY OF THE WEEK. BUT ON SECOND THOUGHT...

27. YOU THINK ALL THIS IS MADE UP? WELL, THIS IS BIGGER THAN YOU. WAY BIGGER:

YOU THINK ALL THIS IS MADE UP? WELL, THIS IS BIGGER THAN YOU. WAY BIGGER:

NEXT TIME YOU SEE SOMETHING, TAKE A SECOND AND OPEN YOUR MIND. DON’T BE AFRAID TO REBEL AGAINST THE POWERS THAT BE:

NEXT TIME YOU SEE SOMETHING, TAKE A SECOND AND OPEN YOUR MIND. DON'T BE AFRAID TO REBEL AGAINST THE POWERS THAT BE:

DON’T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK YOUR MIND:

DON'T BE AFRAID TO SPEAK YOUR MIND:

28. JUST MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR MIND AND SEE WHAT’S BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU THE ENTIRE TIME:

JUST MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR MIND AND SEE WHAT'S BEEN IN FRONT OF YOU THE ENTIRE TIME:

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