Monthly Archives: September 2022

Back to School Marks Return to In-Person Study Abroad Programs

Majority of higher education institutions report an increase in study abroad participation compared to previous year

Experiential learning and educational travel provide students with a global passport for life

NEW YORK, September 20, 2022 – As students return to classrooms this fall, U.S. colleges and universities are seeing in-person study abroad programs rebound. A survey by the International Educational Exchange reports 83% of institutions noted an increase in study abroad participation for the 2022 academic year compared to the previous year.

With the reopening of international travel, the pent-up demand for education travel is skyrocketing. WorldStrides, the global leader in study abroad, educational travel and experiential learning, is seeing this momentum for in-person learning and travel across its wide range of accredited study abroad experiences. Through its faculty-led programs, semester study abroad, summer study abroad, and even college prep programs for high-schoolers, WorldStrides enables students to view themselves, and the world, in new ways that will provide them with the life skills needed for future success.

“Students are eager to get back out into the world and experience for themselves the life-changing encounters that are inevitable during a study abroad program,” said Sara Easler, Director, International Programs & Study Abroad, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Haslam College of Business. “More than ever, we are seeing students gravitate toward real connection with new places and people after being deprived of these experiences. Given geopolitical events of the last few years, it is critically important for students to have their ideas of their world and of their own culture challenged so they can develop a global perspective.”

Back-to-school season dominated by the opportunity to study abroad

Most U.S. higher education institutions surveyed by the International Education Exchange reported a return to in-person teaching and learning. Experiential learning provides students with a global passport for life, giving them the opportunity to gain perspective into how people of different backgrounds see the world. Founded by teachers, WorldStrides has more than 50 years of experience creating life-changing moments for students and teachers through immersive education experiences of all shapes and sizes.

“WorldStrides created a rich, impactful one-week experience for 400 Boston University students who had missed their abroad opportunities in the previous two years because of the pandemic,” said Natalie McKnight, Dean, College of General Studies, Boston University.  “Our group was large, but WorldStrides managed to coordinate our activities and meals so that the numbers were never overwhelming, and everyone—students, faculty and staff (myself included!) had a really wonderful experience.”

Europe, Costa Rica among top destinations

As educational travel returns, popular destinations for WorldStrides students include its programs traveling to France, Greece, Italy, Spain, London, Prague as well as Costa Rica. WorldStrides aims to provide a wide range of affordable education abroad opportunities with a commitment to exceptional support for all participants and their institutions.

“There is a resounding eagerness to emerge from the pandemic and explore the world, and we’re seeing this momentum in our programs this year,” said Bob Gogel, President and CEO, WorldStrides. “Seeing and experiencing the world as we live it in 3-D can truly be a life-changing moment for a student. Our programs encourage participants to explore the world beyond their comfort zone, benefit from the effects of immersive learning and become global citizens.”

In addition to Boston University and the University of Tennessee Knoxville, WorldStrides offers study abroad experiences with a number of university partners, including New York University, London School of Economics, University of Georgia, and University of Colorado Boulder, among others.

“The impact of studying abroad on students is powerful: in evaluation comments, students regularly say that their visits to museums, galleries and plays have helped them better remember the subjects they are studying and apply what they’ve learned beyond the classroom,” said Boston University’s McKnight.  “Students often comment that their study abroad experience was completely transformative and has given them a whole new perspective on themselves and the world around them.  ‘I will never be the same,’ wrote one student this year, ‘and for that, I am grateful.’”

“Our students are returning to campus energized and full of enthusiasm for what they’ve gained and learned through study abroad,” said UT Knoxville’s Easler. “It’s evident in their interactions in our classrooms, with other students, and in their passionate advocacy to peers to go experience a study abroad program for themselves.”

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About WorldStrides
WorldStrides is the global leader in educational travel and experiential learning. The company was founded in 1967 to provide middle school travel programs to Washington, D.C., and has grown to provide a wide range of programs for more than 550,000 students annually from more than 5,000 schools and universities to over 100 countries around the world. WorldStrides offers experiential learning programs in educational travel, performing arts, language immersion, career exploration, service-learning, study abroad, and sports. Each of these experiences helps students to see beyond the classroom and to see the world – and themselves – in new ways.


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Insomnia Invites College Students to Own the Night at Annual PJ Party

September 12, 2022Insomnia Cookies, the beloved cult brand known for serving warm cookies, ice cream, and more sweets all day and late into the night, is welcoming students across the country back to college by throwing the largest combined PJ Party this nation has ever seen. On Tuesday, September 20, Insomniacs living near each of Insomnia’s 225+ bakeries nationwide are invited to head over to their local store dressed in their best PJs for the annual party, which will begin at 9 p.m. local time and go late into the night.

Every Insomniac who shows up to the party wearing their PJs will receive 1 free classic cookie, no purchase necessary. In addition to serving community members some seriously tasty treats, the epic event will be baked full of Insomnia’s most delicious deals of the year, with each store offering giveaways, exclusive merch, and other sweet surprises.

Sweetening up the occasion even further, Insomnia will be dropping an exclusive Deluxe Filled Ft. Sour Patch Kids® cookie and Big Dipper Ft. Sour Patch Kids® Bitz the night of the party, which will be available for a very limited time only. The former is a warm sugar cookie filled with a gooey raspberry SOUR PATCH KIDS® center, topped with SOUR PATCH KIDS® Bitz and the latter features four classic sugar cookies with a sweet side of buttercream icing, topped with SOUR PATCH KIDS® Bitz. It’s a candy-cookie dreamland.

Founded on a university campus, Insomnia is known for serving their signature treats late into the night—with most stores open for pick-up and delivery until 1 a.m. or later—making it the ultimate college hot-spot. Whether students are studying late, retiring from a night out, or simply craving something sweet, Insomnia is always there for them with a warm, delicious cookie waiting. Find your closest Insomnia Cookies location here:

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About Insomnia Cookies
Insomnia Cookies is a rapidly expanding late-night bakery concept headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in a University of Pennsylvania dorm room by then-student Seth Berkowitz, Insomnia Cookies has been feeding the insatiable hunger of loyal Insomniacs since 2003. Today, with more than 225 locations nationwide, Insomnia Cookies offers a wide variety of delicious cookies, ice cream, and other sweet treats in-store, for local delivery, and nationwide shipping. Details about Insomnia’s menu, delivery, and nationwide shipping options can be found here (late-night delivery until 1 a.m. or later). To place an order or learn more about Insomnia Cookies, visit Keep up-to-date on the latest cookie news and grand opening deals by following Insomnia Cookies on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok.

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Alexa Royle


Living Off-Campus? Xfinity Offers Exclusive Deals for Students, Unlimited Internet, and up to $200 Visa Gift Card

Also Learn if You Qualify to Have Your Bill Completely Covered by the Affordable Connectivity Program!

PHILADELPHIA – September 8, 2022 – While your college years may be some of the most memorable of your life, they can also be some of the most challenging. This may be the first time you’re living on your own – paying for your own food, housing, and Internet. While we can’t help with the rent, Xfinity Internet has exclusive offers for students living off campus with up to $200 back!

Xfinity Internet offers three tiers of service to help you get through those all-nighters. Whether you are looking to stay connected to family, share bandwidth with roommates, or spend the weekend gaming, we have a plan for you. Students can receive up to $200 back, plus all three tiers offer unlimited data and a free Flex 4K streaming TV box with a voice remote to navigate your favorite streaming apps.  And there are no term contracts required.

Signing up is easy. Visit or scan the QR code below to view the exclusive student offers in your area. You can also sign up by calling 1-800-XFINITY (1-800-934-6489) or by visiting one of our stores.

While you’re getting a new Internet provider, it may also be a good time to switch your wireless plan. Switching to Xfinity Mobile is easy! Bring your phone, and only pay for the data you need with plans starting at $15 a month. Need more data? Switching between plans is simple and you can even change your plan in the middle of your billing cycle. It’s easy with no contract and online activation.

You also may qualify for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), which provides a monthly credit of up to $30 toward your Internet bill. To qualify, you must meet the program’s eligibility criteria which can be found here. You may qualify if the entire household income is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (for example, $55,500/year for a family of four, $27,180/year for an individual) or if you receive assistance through certain government programs, including if you received a Federal Pell Grant during the current school year.

Click here to learn more about Comcast’s Internet service offerings that are fully covered by the ACP benefit.

About Comcast Corporation 
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company that connects people to moments that matter. We are principally focused on connectivity, aggregation, and streaming with 57 million customer relationships across the United States and Europe. We deliver broadband, wireless, and video through our Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky brands; create, distribute, and stream leading entertainment, sports, and news through Universal Filmed Entertainment Group, Universal Studio Group, Sky Studios, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, multiple cable networks, Peacock, NBCUniversal News Group, NBC Sports, Sky News, and Sky Sports; and provide memorable experiences at Universal Parks and Resorts in the United States and Asia. Visit for more information.

Camillia Travia, Comcast
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Denny’s Doubles Down on its Commitment to Value with New All Day Diner Deals Menu

America’s Diner serves up 10 delicious menu items for guests all day long, starting at $5.99

SPARTANBURG, S.C., Sept. 7, 2022 – With rising inflation and tightening budgets, Americans continue to seek relief and look to stretch their hard-earned dollars as far as possible, especially when it comes to mealtime. Today, Denny’s announced a new value menu, featuring 10 delicious meal options perfect to enjoy any time of day or night starting at just $5.99.

With the launch of this new menu, Denny’s raises the bar on what it means to serve quality meals at great prices.

“The time for value is now as more and more Americans across the country experience difficult moments and seek the ultimate bang for their buck,” said Denny’s President John Dillon. “Delighting guests with delicious meals and impeccable service is a hallmark of the Denny’s brand, and with the launch of All Day Diner Deals, we’re pleased to go all in on this next phase of delivering everyday value to our guests.”

Denny’s All Day Diner Deals boasts something for everyone with wallet-friendly prices ranging from $5.99 to $10.59. From the classic Everyday Value Slam to a delicious new twist on fan favorite Moons Over My Hammy, the new menu is designed to satisfy any craving, morning, noon or night. The 10 meals on the All Day Diner Deals menu include:

Everyday Value Slam – At $5.99, the Everyday Value Slam features eggs and two bacon strips or sausage links, included with guests’ choice of two buttermilk pancakes, one slice of French toast, or a biscuit and gravy.
Scrambled Eggs & Cheddar Breakfast – Starting at $6.99, this dish includes scrambled eggs with cheddar cheese, plus bacon strips, sausage links and buttermilk pancakes.
Two-Egg Moons Over My Hammy Omelette – Starting at $7.59, this new twist on a fan-favorite features a two-egg omelet with ham, Swiss and American cheese. It’s served with hash browns and a choice of bread.
Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich – Starting at $6.99, the Fried Cheese Melt Sandwich includes five fried mozzarella sticks and melted American cheese grilled between two slices of artisan bread. It’s served with wavy-cut fries and a side of tomato sauce.
Half Super Bird Sandwich – Starting at $6.99, the Half Super Bird Sandwich features sliced deli turkey with Swiss cheese, bacon and tomato on grilled artisan bread. It’s served with wavy-cut fries or a cup of soup.
BLT Sandwich – Starting at $7.99, the BLT Sandwich includes bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo on grilled artisan bread and is served with wavy-cut fries.
Crispy Chicken Bacon Ranch Sandwich – Starting at $8.99, this sandwich features fried chicken breast with white cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and Ranch dressing on grilled artisan bread. It’s served with wavy-cut fries.
Cheeseburger – Starting at $7.59, a 4-ounce 100% beef patty is topped with American cheese and includes lettuce, tomato, red onion and pickles on a split-top Brioche bun. It’s served with wavy-cut fries.
Plate Lickin’ Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner – Starting at $8.99, a golden-fried boneless chicken breast is smothered in country gravy and served with two sides and dinner bread.
Country Fried Steak Dinner – Starting at $8.99, a chopped beef steak is smothered in country gravy and served with two sides and dinner bread.

Giving Consumers Deals as Good as They Get on the All Day Diner Deals Menu

To celebrate the All Day Diner Deals menu, the brand is launching Denny’s Deal-icious Days Sweepstakes, giving lucky consumers a chance to purchase 10 highly sought-after prizes like a trip for two on Carnival Cruise Line or a home theater system, for just $5.99 each. The sweepstakes begins Wednesday, September 7, 2022 and the first prize will be released on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, with one new item announced each Wednesday through November 16, 2022. To enter, consumers must visit during the Sweepstakes period, complete the registration form and agree to the Official Rules.*

The All Day Diner Deals menu is available in Denny’s locations nationwide and can be ordered online at or through the new Denny’s iOS and Android app.

* NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR REGULATION. The “Denny’s Deal-icious Days Sweepstakes” is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia, eighteen (18) years of age or age of majority in the state you reside, whichever is older at the time of entry. By entering this Sweepstakes, you are providing your information to the Sponsor and Administrator, and it will only be used in accordance with the respective privacy policies. Denny’s Deal-icious Days official sweepstakes rules can be viewed in entirety here: Deal-icious Days (


About Denny’s Corp.
Denny’s Corporation is the franchisor and operator of the Denny’s brand, of one of America’s largest franchised full-service restaurant chains, based on the number of restaurants. As of June 29, 2022, Denny’s had 1,631 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants around the world including 154 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Philippines, New Zealand, Honduras, the United Arab Emirates, Costa Rica, Guam, Guatemala, El Salvador, Indonesia, and the United Kingdom. For further information on Denny’s, including news releases, please visit the Denny’s website at or the brand’s social channel via FacebookTwitterInstagramTikTokLinkedIn or YouTube.

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Sara Soto
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