If you’ve ever been on holiday, you’ll know that you only ever end up wearing or using about half the stuff you packed – which is infuriating. Unfortunately, the same thing tends to happen when you study abroad and is ten times more frustrating, as you’re travelling for an extended period of time and therefore every single inch of your suitcase is valuable.
Whether you’re backpacking Europe, studying abroad, or flying to California to visit your cousin, you always have one thing with you on every trip – your lifeline, your phone.. That lifeline not only keeps you connected, but it is the most important tool when you are on the go. What you might not know is that there are tons of student travel apps out there to help you to do everything from find cheap flights specifically for students to determining what to pack to staying on budget as you travel. These apps will keep you organized, and informed, to help make your next trip epic . We searched high and low, used up all of our phone space, and found the top travel apps for students that will take your next adventure to a whole new level. Read More
As an American student studying abroad in Australia, I need to be able to handle those 16-hour flights like Beyoncé (minus the private jet). I’ve had my fair share of long flights, so I’ve had plenty of chances to figure out what works and what definitely does NOT (floppy hats are a no-go). Here are my tips to breeze through long flights. Read More
Does the idea of living and working in Ireland set you into an immediate daydream? We know the feeling. But it doesn’t have to be a dream. You can intensify your resume and your work experience with an unforgettable opportunity working abroad in Ireland this year. Not only will you gain work experience, but you get to travel abroad and check another destination off of your bucket list while earning an income and real life perspective by living in a new country. Read More
Before many students travel abroad for the semester they research what they will need to bring (think plug adapters, a lock, an umbrella), what the weather will be like during their stay and how to pack (more on that here). What many students might not think as much about is how to assimilate into the local culture during their stay in their home away from home and not look like a tourist. Melissa Timbers provides some tips on how to make your time abroad a time to assimilate into the local culture, based on her time in Paris. Read More
Are you the type of person that A. over packs B. has no clue what to pack or C. waits till the last minute to pack? If you relate with any of the options above then this Study Abroad Checklist was made for you.
Venturing off to a new country is an exciting time and the weeks leading up to your departure can be filled with family functions and last minute goodbyes, which leaves no time to think through what to bring. So, we made this list to help you breeze through the stressful packing phase. Read More
Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to get out of your comfort zone and broaden your experience and knowledge. Besides studying, you might want to gain some non-academic experiences. Here are some tips to get the most out of your semester abroad: Read More