Traveling to another country can be intimidating, especially if you don’t speak the language. Below are five Rookie Notes that I’ve learned while living in China and traveling throughout Europe and Northern Africa for how to survive abroad when you don’t speak the language. Cheers to traveling in country like a champ, even if you don’t speak the language.
As one of the largest countries in the world, America stands out in terms of land mass, varied terrain and its number of national parks. There are 59 national parks in the United States, spread across twenty-seven states and two American territories. The Wrangel-St. Elias national park alone is larger than the nine smallest states in the country individually. Read More
There are so many things to love about Spanish culture – from the enticing music, to the welcoming locals, to the rich history, Spain always remains a popular destination for European travelers. As a college student without a substantial or consistent source of income, navigating through a country with so much to offer can be overwhelming. When should you save money? When should you splurge? To help ease the tension that accompanies budgeting a vacation, here are the top tips for seeing Spain on a student budget. And, if Barcelona is one of the stops on your list, here’s tips specifically to help you see Barcelona for less than $100. Read More
Every year, thousands of students migrate to foreign countries for higher education. The majority of the students turn to Europe and North America as these continents have the best institutions in the world. The trend of studying abroad also prevails in Asian countries where thousands of students move to countries like USA, UK, Australia and New Zealand for higher education.
Studying abroad can be a thrilling idea, but it has its own set of challenges. Read More
Even if you’re a perfectionist and the biggest list maker in history, chances are strong that you’ve forgotten to pack certain items from time to time. Whether it’s because you had it set out and forgot to throw it in your bag last minute, or whether it just didn’t cross your mind in the hustle and bustle of departure, you try to make these little blunders not set the tone for your vacation.
Don’t worry: You don’t have to make it a habit. Here’s a handy list of those commonly forgotten or misplaced items for you to hold onto and use for that last-minute bag check. Read More
You may have read our post last week on evaluating an internship abroad vs. a study abroad experience. If you decided the internship abroad might be right for you, or if you have an internship abroad lined up, keep reading.
Did you know that many employers will consider you more valuable if you’ve had a successful internship abroad? Living and working abroad through an internship program has no substitute in terms of the rich cultural experience and professional knowledge you gain while still a student. But while the benefits of interning abroad can be priceless for your future prospects, the struggle is real for many interns who want to make the most out of the opportunity. Power through your internship abroad with these 10 ways to scale up your overall internship experience.
I’ve always been attracted to food – where it comes from, how it’s prepared, it’s presentation, and obviously, how delicious it is. I’ll be the first to admit that I’ll take photos of my food and hashtag #foodporn on my Instagram. I have no shame. My version of Netflix and chill is me (alone) binge watching Anthony Bourdain while stuffing my face with dumplings.
As a student, time restriction represents one of the biggest challenges to traveling. With classes, clubs, and a job, it can be difficult to try and squeeze in trips without neglecting any important obligations. Furthermore, it can be difficult to truly enjoy a short trip without feeling pressured to see everything in limited time. Luckily, some cities are perfect for quick weekend trips, where you can hit all the main attractions in a couple days and leave feeling accomplished and cultured. Copenhagen represents one of these amazing cities. Read More
Hate to wait? When you’re traveling, some things are out of your control. You can’t always avoid wasting time, but don’t despair. You have power over a lot of travel conditions. Taking certain steps before and during your trip can help you to become a more efficient traveler.