''As the original Immersion Traveler, I am thrilled to be included in Michael Schneider's great book that epitomizes the very best of immersion travel---connecting with people and places, getting involved, and giving back.''--Sheryl Kayne, author of Immersion Travel USA
and Volunteer Vacations across America
''One day I talked with Mike about spending time in Africa. Next thing I know I'm settled in Zimbabwe without spending a dime of my own money. Mike's guidance on locating overseas work is right on the mark, and his excellent advice made it possible for me to spend three glorious months living and working overseas. I heartily encourage you to do the same.''--Paul Tymann, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, Rochester Institute of Technology
''Michael Schneider does what many of us want to do, but few ever manage-to live all over the world without giving up his house, job, or nest egg. And in On the Other Guy's Dime he shows you the practical steps needed to do it yourself.''--Christina Bolton, Editor, inTravel Magazine, intravelmag.com
''Not only is this a great chronicle of places to see and experiences not to be missed, it's also an invaluable guide to finding the money to get there, stay there, and come back safely. What Michael Schneider reveals in this book is a journey into the richness of cultures and people unknown to most of us, and all 'on the other guy's dime'. Treat yourself to a real trip and buy this book.''-Sister Karol Jackowski, author of Ten Fun Things to Do before You Die and several other books
''Michael's stories are fascinating and entertaining and offer a glimpse into the world of a traveler. However, he also provides practical tips and helpful hints for anyone interested in following in his footsteps.'' --George Christodoulou, Editor, One Travel Blog. Onetravel.com
About the Author
Professor G. Michael Schneider
received his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin. He taught computer science for 8 years at the University of Minnesota and 25 years at Macalester College in St. Paul before retiring in 2007 and accepting a Visiting Professorship at Columbia University in New York. He and his wife have lived and worked overseas more than a dozen times, from Australia to Zimbabwe, Turkey to Tibet, including four prestigious Fulbright Scholar Grants to teach in Mauritius, Malaysia, Nepal, and Mongolia.
Since his retirement Prof. Schneider has written articles for InTravel Magazine, Romar Traveler, and Traveling Stories Magazine, as well as for the Sunday Travel sections of the Miami Herald and Minneapolis Star-Tribune.