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Short online travel video clips of news, information and entertainment from a periodic international contributor for MSNBC are now available free online as part of a study abroad organization’s efforts to promote travel abroad.

There is a new way to get news and history like you have never seen it before and to travel the world without ever leaving your home. Gunnar Larson, a 20-year-old student at Albertson College of Idaho and periodic international contributor for MSNBC, has teamed with StudyAbroad.com, the leading online resource for study abroad information, to invent a way for you to tour the world from the comfort of your desk chair.

Gunnar, who grew up in the small town of Culdesac, Idaho, and has worked as a newspaper and TV reporter, as a columnist for the Seattle Post Intelligencer, on Capitol Hill for a congressman, in the Executive Offices of NBC and has spoken live on CNN, is traveling around the world with his own video crew and recording online travel video clips of the unique adventures only he could experience. This not only lets viewers explore the world with him, but gives them news and history reports they can’t get anywhere else.

Mark Shay, the president and CEO of StudyAbroad.com, explains, “Gunnar is trained as a newsman but does not carry the stigma of being ‘press.’ This allows him to get interviews and stories of which few are capable. His online travel video clips really present a whole new view of the world.”

In the past two weeks he has stood in front of the Greek Parthenon, explored the Vatican and witnessed the somber mood of Normandy beach in addition to interviewing French students on the streets of Paris hours before the student riots broke out, and long before any other media source covered the story. He also spoke with a history expert in front of the Berlin Wall and reported from an undisclosed location in the Middle East as well as much more. Thanks to StudyAbroad.com, all of these online travel video clips are available at http://www.blogabroad.com/gunnarvideos.html.

Armed with a scholarship from the Gates Millennium Scholars program and a personal backing from the president of his school, Gunnar is living his dream of traveling to over thirty countries before turning 21. What excites him is that through his online travel video clips, living his dream can help thousands of other people realize theirs.    

“I recognize that I am tremendously lucky,” he says. “Who would have thought that I would get out of Culdesac, Idaho, let alone travel the world? Now, as I return back to the United States for a while, I look at ways I can give back to the world that has afforded me so much.”

When asked what his school thinks of all this traveling, Gunnar replied, “Albertson College of Idaho is an amazing place. The students come first, and if you have a mission, a goal or anything that you would like to accomplish, they are behind the student 100%.”

Gunnar truly is living his dream, and if you ever wanted to see the splendors of the world but never had the means, you can do so by following his online travel video clips. New ones are added all the time.

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