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Seoul, South Korea
Avg high in October: 64°F
A truly non-stop city, Seoul is a dazzling metropolis with activities and attractions catering to every taste. From shopping in one of the famous night markets, to nights out in Hongdae, or a visit to one of the many temples or palaces – there’s enough for everyone. Don’t be distracted by the hustle and bustle of the capital city of South Korea, you can always escape into one of the many parks and landscaped area dotted around the city to relax. One of the financial capitals of the world, Seoul is also home to one of the largest centers of IT, electronics, and manufacturing in Asia.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Avg high in November: 86°F
Perched in the mountainous northern region of Thailand, Chiang Mai is the northern capital of the country and maintains a decidedly laid-back atmosphere compared to the wildness of the southern cities. Plan on visiting plenty of temples, as monasteries and stupas abound in the historic city center. Drive outside of the city to experience the green countryside of northern Thailand, or hike up to one of the many waterfalls or hot springs in the region. Despite it’s calm demeanor, Chiang Mai is positioned to grow into a major player in industries both local and foreign. Tourism remains the mainstay for much of Thailand, but the northern capital’s mission is to increase its already growing infrastructure of IT, digital content, and other creative industries in coming years.
Avg high in December: 70°F
An interesting blend of east and west, enjoy the Chinese and French influences while you explore the capital city of Vietnam. Relatively unscarred despite decades of war and seclusion, Hanoi is currently enjoying a booming economy and robust development surge. Find your way past the honking scooters and trinket vendors to the old city where you can enjoy a noodle snack and bargain with some vendor on local handmade wares. One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Hanoi’s main industries include real estate, manufacturing, and banking.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Avg high in January: 90°F
Kuala Lumpur is not only the capital of Malaysia, but also its largest city. Now a major metropolis of about 6.5 million people, Kuala Lumpur has grown immensely from the small Chinese mining village it once was. While there is a widespread sense of traditional customs and history, you can clearly see the mix of old and new with towering skyscrapers in its skyline. The city is best explored on foot and you can mingle with the locals by joining in two of their favorite activities: eating and shopping. From streets lined with food stalls to 5-star restaurants, small street vendors to massive air-conditioned malls, you will find yourself immediately welcomed.
Avg high in February: 86°F
Surfing, diving, beaches, volcanic mountains, jungle, beautiful temples – in short, paradise. Bali has some of the most iconic island scenery in the world, and backs it up with everything from solid nightlife and restaurants to forested retreats that help to escape the hustle and bustle. If that weren’t enough, the locals are known to be some of the friendliest and most colorful personalities anywhere, tempting anyone to stay for longer than they intended. Not that long ago, Bali was primarily reliant on agriculture for survival. Now, tourism has largely replaced agriculture as the main source of income for the Balinese. A well developed arts community – local crafts, leather, metalworking, and more – has grown in conjunction with a burgeoning media industry as well; the Indonesian International Film Festival annually takes place in Bali.
Avg high in March: 75°F
Known as Australia’s sporting and cultural capital, there’s more to do here than catch the latest tennis stars at every year’s Australian open in January. With a longstanding reputation as being the ‘cool’ city down under, Melbourne brings plenty to the table in terms of arts, culture, food, and events. A diverse and multicultural city with plenty of shopping and a bustling business center, it’s no wonder it ranks high on every visitor to Australia’s list. Melbourne has a highly diversified economy, primarily in the services sector, and is home to five of the top ten corporations in the entire country.
Avg high in April: 73°F
Santiago is nestled in the country’s central valley and boasts a magnificent backdrop of the Andes to complement the beautiful architecture of the city itself. Enjoy said scenery while lounging in one of the many city parks, or head to the Centro to scope out a museum or two before a dinner at a world class restaurant in Bellavista. Not only the capital city and therefore the center of administration and government, Santiago is also home to %40 of Chileans and boasts a healthy amount of economic activity – especially in the retail, financial, and mining sectors.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Avg high in May: 66°F
Buenos Aires is a mix of old world and new. The plazas and architecture would look right at home in Europe, but there is no mistaking the South American flavor of this vibrant and cosmopolitan city. Whether you’re shopping for a new look in Palermo, learning a few sultry Tango steps, or sipping a local malbec while you enjoy some of Argentina’s famous steak, there’s plenty to keep yourself entertained year-round. But more than just a hedonist’s playground, Buenos Aires is one of the largest cities in South America, and is the center of Argentinian commerce. A large port, manufacturing and shipping still play large roles in the industry of Buenos Aires. However, the services sector – Finance, Real Estate, and advertising in particular – have largely taken over as the mainstays of the local economy.
Avg high in June: 70°F
With traces of civilization that span millennia, Lima is an amalgam of sophistication, history, and Latin American excitement. With some of the best cuisine on the continent, Peru has been leading the way in mixing Latin and European flavorings for centuries. Perched on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific, Lima is a diverse and constantly morphing city.The industrial and financial center of Peru, Lima is responsible for over two-thirds of the country’s production capacity. In addition to manufacturing, Lima is one of the major ports on South America’s western seaboard. One of the fastest growing Latin American economies, Peru is on track to continue developing at a rapid pace in the next decade.
Avg high in July: 70°F
With lush forest peaks stretching out in every direction, Medellín is half metropolis and half natural resource. A bustling commercial center, Medellín is also a famous university city – with the commensurate levels of energy and innovation. The city seems more European than Latin American in its sophisticated charm and style. Headquarters to many Colombian enterprises and companies, Medellín is also the fashion center of the country. Other prominent industries in the region include steel, textiles, pharmaceuticals, and – strangely enough – flowers.
Avg high in August: 84°F
The second largest city in Spain, Barcelona is the tourist capital of the country and also the largest city on the entire Mediterranean. Top rate tapas, cheap high-quality wine, clubs open past sunrise – the capital of the Catalonia region of Spain is a worldwide nightlife capital for good reason. Wander down vivacious Las Ramblas over to Sagrada Familia – Dali’s famous cathedral; Barcelona has something for everyone’s taste. One of the richest regions in the European Union, Barcelona is a hub of trade, education, entertainment, fashion, and media. A major conference and trade fair location, the city has become famous for its prominent industrial design enterprises. Tourism and manufacturing are key components that round out this balanced metropolis’ commercial activities.
Prague, Czech Republic
Avg high in September: 79°F
Bohemian art and architecture, a plethora of castles and old squares, and some of the best beer in the world – what’s not to like? The capital of the Czech Republic, Prague is one of eastern Europe’s most diverse and desirable cities. Explore narrow medieval streets, or check out one the famous gardens or museums scattered across the city. Prague employs over 1/5th of the entire country’s population, and is the home to many international company’s European headquarters. Service industries dominate the country’s economy – with finance, trade, and commercial services taking top spots. Prague is consistently ranked at the top of cities for business in Central and Eastern Europe.
12 Month Reservation fee: $5000
Monthly fee: $2000
(Last month free for 12 month program)
The reservation fee varies for trip lengths shorter than a full year. Monthly prices are the same regardless of trip length.
*Itineraries are subject to change