I remember walking around my university’s study abroad fair in a kind of wanderlust daze. Lots of tables were draped with colorful flags and exotic photos. People were handing out flyers to every accessible country in the world. I was excited and overwhelmed all at once. Even though I knew I wanted to go to […]
From hiking the Great Wall to exploring the city of Shanghai to seeing pandas in Chengdu, there are so many reasons to travel to China. If you get the chance, you should travel to China – but when? Generally speaking, fall and spring are the best times to travel to China because of milder weather. Though it varies by region, there are a few general things to keep in mind when planning your trip.
So you want to visit China? That’s a bold decision, so congratulations! You made a good choice. I have lived in China for almost ten years (Beijing and Shanghai to be exact), and in my personal experience, not all cities are great places to visit. There are several reasons for it: some towns are touristy, others are polluted and chaotic. Some cities are not a great place to learn Mandarin from the locals, and others don’t have exciting nightlife, or delicious food to eat, among other things. To make sure you avoid these, I have compiled my favorite cities in China for students and young travelers. Read More
Between exploring exciting places, trying new cuisines and navigating a foreign culture, becoming more independent while studying abroad is practically a given. However, despite this newfound independence, it’s crucial to remember the people you meet while studying abroad will impact you just as much as the countries you travel to. We’ve got a few tricks up our sleeve that will help you make friends abroad (without draining your bank account) and even turn some of them into new travel buddies!
Don’t get us wrong, studying abroad will probably be the best experience of your life. However, there are some study abroad challenges you’re likely to face and we want you to be prepared.
The friendly people, laid-back relaxed environment and lifestyle, warm weather, low cost of living and studying, vibrant nightlife and exquisite natural delights are just a few of the numerous reasons why Spain is on the top of international students’ list for study abroad locations. On the fence about where to go? Here’s why you should choose Spain!
While London is an incredible city with so much excitement to offer, sometimes a day trip away from the UK’s cosmopolitan capital can nourish the soul. Luckily, many amazing cities and towns lie within a short distance of London, and cheap, reliable public transport makes these destinations easy to access. Here are a few great day trips to make from London. Read More
With the fall semester about to begin, you may be preparing to study abroad in Europe or travel through Europe on your next adventure. You may want to explore the many countries Europe has to offer by car. Before you hit the roads on your European road trip, be sure to study up on the unique driving rules each country has. It can be overwhelming driving through an unknown country, so use this European Driving Guide, from our friends at Jennings Motor Group, to help ensure you’re safe and in the know. Read More