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Avg high in January: 84°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.
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Avg high in October: 90°F
Situated where the Tonle Sap, Bassac, and Mekong rivers collide, Phnom Penh is the vibrant, bustling city of Cambodia. Many consider it to be one of the friendliest capitals in Asia. The Khmer temples and monuments found here are some of the most stunning examples of Buddhist architecture and art in the world. Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s light was dimmed by the war and revolution. But the city has since risen to take its place among the hip capitals of the region and offers a world-class café, bar, and foodie scene.
Avg high in March: 77°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.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Avg high in April: 72°F
Buenos Aires is a mix of old world and new. The plazas and architecture would look 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.
Avg high in May: 73°F
Known locally as Floripa, Florianopolis is a juxtaposition of beautiful beaches, lush forests, and the bustling industrial city across the bay. A favorite spot of surfers world wide, the area offers plenty of activities for those less athletically inclined as well – waterfalls, snorkeling, and laying out with a caipirinha to name a few. Floripa is rated as one of the highest qualities of life among Brazilian cities; the local government successfully balancing a booming economy with the need to preserve natural flora and fauna.
Avg high in June: 83°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.
Avg high in July: 83°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 – Gaudi’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.
Avg high in August: 82°F
With cobblestone walkways and ancient ruins covering Lisbon’s trademark seven hills, your camera arm will be busy while here. A foodie’s paradise, Lisbon is also famous for its rowdy and vivacious nightlife scene – check out Bairro Alto of an evening. Snap some photos from the famous miradouros (terrace viewpoints) and enjoy wandering the alleys and walkable streets. A historic port and trading center, Lisbon is still one of Europe’s wealthiest and most impactful economic influences. Still the country’s chief seaport, the city has grown rapidly recently and is a hub for the media, technology, finance, and manufacturing industries.
Avg high in September: 79°F
The largest coastal city in Croatia, Split is both the region’s center of trade and a popular jumping off point for the Dalmatian coast’s many islands. With soaring coastal mountains as a backdrop, Split has everything from Roman palaces to famous seafood from the Adriatic to keep locals and tourists busy. Even better, dozens of islands of all sizes are short ferry rides from the city’s central location. A truly ancient city, Split’s modern economic impact is primarily in the realms of tourism, manufacturing, trade, and the fishing industry.
Avg high in October: 65°F
A mixture of eastern and western influences, Belgrade is one of the most up and coming cities in all of Europe. Hapsburg and Ottoman architecture sit alongside each other with the storied Danube flowing in between. A nightlife scene to rival any of Western Europe’s, Belgrade can also provide a quiet afternoon in one of the elaborate coffeehouses along Knez Mihailova. Its strategic position has long made Belgrade a center of trade and commerce and has evolved into one of the financial centers of Eastern Europe.
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Avg high in November: 88°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.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Avg high in December: 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 its calm demeanor, Chiang Mai is positioned to grow into a major player in industries both local and foreign.
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