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I’ll be honest.

For a long time – over a year – I received e-mail updates from Glimpse.org and archived each and every one of them without going to the website.

Tonight, jet-lagged and on fast internet for the first time in months, I decided to give Glimpse another look, and I’ve got one word for you:

Wow.

OK, here are a few more words about Glimpse.

The site layout is clean, attractive and much easier to navigate than it was the last time I visited.

I was pleasantly surprised to see a feature article by Matador Abroad co-editor Sarah Menkedick on the front page. Since the article was originally published back in 2007, it shows that Glimpse is doing a good job of dredging the best content from their archives and placing it where you can easily find it.

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Student Travel (Mostly)

Glimpse was originally geared towards young people with interest in study abroad. Although it’s still geared towards students, travelers of any age can appreciate the feature articles and social aspects of the community. In fact, it seems like the new Glimpse, with its emphasis on user-generated and professionally edited content, is a lot like Matador.

Correspondents Program

Now this is cool. The Glimpse Correspondents Program is a $600 grant that any North American between 18 and 30 who is traveling abroad for more than 10 weeks can apply for. Along with the money comes a professional editor who will work with you to produce top-quality articles and multi-media – a great platform for launching a travel writing career.

National Geographic Approved

When I see the National Geographic logo, I know I’m looking at quality. Glimpse is supported by National Geographic. ‘Nuf said.

Have you checked out Glimpse recently?

What do you think of the site? Please leave a comment below.