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SGG Management Team

The official blog of the Students Gone Global Management team.

Important: Server Update

Hello SGG Community, As some of you may have noticed, our website was offline today between the early morning hours and lunch time (US hours).  The company that hosts our website was experiencing some problems with our server and this caused the outage. As a result of this issue, the company had to restore our

Recording: SGG/WSA Google Hangout “Life After Study Abroad”

Hi everyone, We’re excited to announce our very first Google Hangout session co-hosted with Weekend Student Adventures. Date/Time: Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 5pm PST / 7pm CST / 8pm EST Topic: “Life After Study Abroad” Recording: Topics discussed: - How life after study abroad is different from if you hadn’t gone abroad - Reverse

Announcement: SGG Google Hangout!

Hey everyone! We hope you’re having a great time abroad – wherever in the world you may be as you read this. First off, thanks to everyone who voted for SGG in the June INTO Higher Web Awards. While we did not win first, we firmly held on to second place with over 1/3rd of

Please VOTE for us!

*** UPDATED *** – voting ends TODAY, Friday! Hey everyone, We’ve been nominated for an INTO Higher Student Web Award! Please take a moment to vote for us here. Voting goes until this Friday, 6/28. We have been holding on to the lead up until now, which is AMAZING, but we still need your help! You

Tumblr Importer Fixes

Hey everyone! For those of you who have been experiencing problems with the Tumblr importer, great news: it’s fixed! Now you will be able to import all of your old study abroad posts into your SGG blog. Again, this feature can be found in the Import sub-menu of the Tools menu of your WordPress dashboard. Note:

New WordPress and V2 Updates

Hello everyone! Happy (belated) New Year! We hope your 2013 is off a great start SGG has undergone recent changes this weekend. We have two significant updates: a new and improved Media Uploader, as well as a Tumblr importer. Now all you Tumblr-users can easily import your posts to your SGG blog! (Speaking of Tumblr, are you following us

Minor Bug Fixes and Improvements

Hey everyone! We just wanted to let you know that we have made a few modifications to the website recently. These changes will help to improve page loading time, as well as correct minor issues with images breaking the page layout. Other parts of the website, such as the admin area and adding comments to

Want to test the new SGG site before everyone else?!

Hey all you SGG bloggers! If you didn’t already know, we have some GREAT new features coming up for V2 of the site. We don’t want to give too much away, but we know you’ll be pleased and hope you are just as excited as we are. With that said, we are looking for a

Who Wants To Be A Campus Rep for SGG?!

Students Gone Global is now recruiting Campus Representatives from all universities to promote our blogging network! Campus Reps are responsible for providing the link between their school’s education abroad/international programs office, as well as publicizing SGG to their peers through social media and word of mouth (putting up flyers, attending pre-departure orientation meetings for prospective

Yesterday’s Issue

Hello everyone, Yesterday our web server became unresponsive due to high load (we had a significant increase in traffic) and unfortunately the internal monitoring did not pick up the issue properly. We have since corrected the problem and modified the monitoring rules to improve the handling of such incidents. Thank you for your patience during this time!

Thank you San Diego State!

We would like to personally thank San Diego State University for featuring Students Gone Global on their College of Business study abroad page!  Here is the link.

Thailand!

My name is Dave and I’m one of the guys working behind the scenes on Students Gone Global. I want to thank each and every one of you for sharing your stories and time traveling on our website. It’s very rewarding and gratifying to read all of your blogs because I went through the same process as you

New FAQs Added

We wanted to make you all aware of some new questions we recently answered on our FAQ page.  They are: Is my blog address changeable in the future? How do I embed YouTube videos within a post? How do I embed Vimeo videos within a post? How do I embed tweets within a post? How

New Updates

Hello everyone, We wanted to let all of you know about various updates we implemented to the website yesterday.  These include the following bug fixes: Fixing the personal profile section in some users’ blogs where the information was not being displayed (e.g., Sora Hwang and Norma Alicia). The personal profile image wasn’t updating after a

Live Chat – Yay or Nay?

SGG Bloggers/Users: Would you be interested in having us implement a live chat feature like as seen in the header image above? Some of the benefits: Ability to create and join private one-on-one and group chats Ability to chat with international members in your native language You would be able to chat while continuing to

Welcome to Students Gone Global!

Welcome everyone! After months of hard work, we are excited to announce the launch of StudentsGoneGlobal.com, the website that will connect study abroad students like no other blogging platform has done before.  When we began work on Students Gone Global over a year ago, our vision was to inspire students to travel the world by