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15 Offbeat Weekend Trips Every Study Abroad Student Must Take in Europe

January 01, 2019

1. Wild camping and sea kayaking in Greece Many people flock to places like Santorini, Corfu, and Crete during the summer months Greece is a very popular tourist destination. Save money by avoiding the mega touristy islands like Santorini and Corfu…

Best Luggage for Study Abroad

January 01, 2019

Best Lightweight Luggage Best Travel Backpack Best Lightweight Carry On Best Travel Purse Luggage Combinations for Study Abroad Best Lightweight Luggage: TOP PICK! Samsonite Winfield 2 [Best lightweight luggage for international travel. Pros: The…

Best Credit Cards for College Students Studying Abroad

January 01, 2019

Benefits of credit cards for study abroad Every student should get a credit card before studying abroad. Better protection against fraud. Unfortunately, pickpocketing and identity theft Credit cards offer much greater security than debit cards…

Study Abroad Experiences: From New York City to London

November 28, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Experiences series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the plunge and studied abroad in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Tuscany Hot Springs: Guide to Visiting Terme di Saturnia

October 31, 2017

Italy is famous for its incredible cuisine, beautiful language, and rich history. However, it's also home to some of the best natural hot springs on the planet! And best of all? No one outside of Italy seems to know! This post is a guide to visiting…

What to Wear on a Plane: Stylish Outfits for Short & Long Haul Flights

October 20, 2017

Flying is stressful enough without having to worry about what you should wear. Here are a few of my suggestions on how to dress for short and long haul flights, as well as in the winter and summertime. Long Haul Flight The most important thing to…

Studying Abroad in 3 Different Countries: Stories from Julie

October 18, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

How Traveling 6 Months of the Year Helped Me Save $22,000

October 15, 2017

During my last semester of college, when most of my friends were planning out their careers or applying to grad school, I was busy looking for cheap flights so I could fulfil my dream of backpacking around Europe. Shortly after graduation, that dream…

The Most Instagrammable Places in Bologna

October 10, 2017

1. Finestrella. I first saw a picture of this beautiful peak-a-boo window that opened up to a colorful canal on Pinterest. Initially, I assumed it was taken in Venice, but when I scrolled through the comments, I realized it was actually in Bologna…

What It's Really Like Studying As An International Student in Russia: Kendal in Saint Petersburg

October 09, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Study Abroad Stories: Adventurous Kate's Study Abroad Experience in Florence

September 26, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Finding the Secret Window to Bologna's Hidden Canals

September 12, 2017

Venice is world famous for its beautiful canals, but few people realize that Bologna also boasts some stunning waterways! Though there aren’t nearly as many, the canals in Bologna are seriously stunning and really fun to try and find! You see, most…

An Unforgettable Summer Studying Abroad in London: Stories from Lauren

August 08, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Traveling Around the World with Semester at Sea: Stories from Bianca

August 02, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

How to Convince Your Parents to Let You Study Abroad

July 29, 2017

Though you might not have any doubts about the decision to study abroad, there's a chance your parents aren't quite as easily persuaded. Whether they're concerned about your safety or just reluctant to spend the extra money, many parents need a bit…

10 Reasons the Atlas Mountains are Better than the Alps

June 21, 2017

Why the Atlas Mountains are Better than the Alps 1. There is a much longer hiking season. One of the biggest downsides of the Alps is its limited hiking season. From October through April, it's far too cold and snowy to do any trekking without the…

12 Tips and Tricks for Surviving a Camel Ride in the Sahara Desert

June 21, 2017

1. Dress the part. Though it’s totally understandable to want to look your best for the many photo ops you’ll have in the Sahara, you must do so within reason. Long pants and fitted shoes are essential for a comfortable ride. Camel fur can be quite…

10 Things Every Student Should Know Before Flying with RyanAir

June 18, 2017

RyanAir is almost synonymous with student travel in Europe. Offering some of the cheapest flights in the continent, the airline is an essential resource for budget-conscious travelers. However, though their prices are very low, RyanAir is notorious…

What It's Really Like Studying Abroad in Norway: Stories From Chris in Oslo

June 16, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Studying Abroad and Gaining Independence: Stories from Katie in Costa Rica

May 13, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Studying Fashion in London as an American: Stories from Katie

May 11, 2017

This post is part of our Study Abroad Stories series, which aims to share the thoughts and experiences of students who have already taken the leap of faith and gone to study in a foreign country. With each of these stories, we hope to inspire, inform…

Registering with a GP as an International Student in the UK

January 31, 2017

[vcrow][vccolumn][vccolumntext]In this post, we answer all of the most frequently asked questions and concerns regarding the NHS (National Health Insurance). Though the UK's healthcare system might seem intimidating to international students, it is…

6 Ways to Stay in the UK After Your Studies (Without Getting Married!)

January 31, 2017

[vcrow][vccolumn][vccolumntext] Let's be honest. Immigration is never easy. It is an expensive, time-consuming, and painstaking process with few guarantees. Plus, in today's world, it is particularly difficult. However, though it is very hard to…

Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

June 18, 2016

What to Pack When Studying Abroad? Packing for a semester abroad doesn't have to be stressful. Read through this entire post for the ultimate guide on what to pack when studying abroad or use the links below to jump to a specific section: Travel…

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