One of the touristic attractions that will never become lame in this country is Oktoberfest- the festival that celebrates beer in Munich. Yes, Germans are famous for their beer nonetheless this festival is more than just drunks and junks passing out on the streets. It’s one of the most interesting experiences in life, especially if you’re a student in Germany. Oktoberfest is history, tradition and pride passed through generations to our modern world. It’s an anthropological lesson on identity and the importance and influence the ones past holds in the present and the future. (more…)
Pleasures of the gastronomic sort are certainly one of the reasons why everyone loves to travel, but not everyone can afford to eat at expensive restaurants when they’re in a foreign country. On the other hand, it seems cruel and inhuman to limit one’s diet to cheap ramen and bottled sodas when traveling in some of the world’s most exotic destinations. How, then, can a budget traveler strike the perfect balance between using their money wisely and experiencing all that cuisines from different cultures have to offer? By using common sense and keeping some of the following tips in mind, you too can enjoy the best eats that you have ever come across. (more…)
“Is it true that Montana has more cows than people”? Our Chinese friend, Qiong, was testing our knowledge of the state that we were travelling through. We were 5 international students in the car, from all over the world, on a roadtrip across the US. We hadn’t known each other before this trip. Peter, from Austria, had posted a forum for people to join in him on his road trip. The rest of us were people who had jumped in at the chance. (more…)
Picking up your life for an extended stay abroad can be scary and, at times, traveling can feel extremely lonely. Once you fight your way through the bouts of homesickness and FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out) of friends’ shenanigans at home, studying abroad can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life! Whether it’s a master’s program in London or a summer class in Buenos Aires, here are five reasons why you should definitely take the leap to study abroad: (more…)
So your semester abroad left you bitten by the travel bug, yearning for the day when you would return to the cobbled alleys of Prague, the grand boulevards of Paris, or the colorful Gaudi-infested streets of Barcelona. Perhaps you swore to yourself and your acquaintances that, after graduation, you would return to live permanently in Europe. But as the reality set in, upon returning to America, that oath may have seemed less and less practical. If you find yourself conflicted between this idealist notion of being an American expat, and the realities of relocating and establishing a career post-graduation, attending graduate school abroad may be the right path for you.
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of traveling abroad, but what about those days when your bank balance won’t permit a lengthy journey? The answer may lie in a “staycation”, a ridiculous word with a great concept. By budgeting correctly and making smart financial decisions, you too can embark on a staycation and have a fantastic travel experience in your own hometown for a negligible amount of money.
No tuition fees
Germany is famous for granting the students, native and foreign the right to free undergraduate education. However, as an exchange student, especially if you come from one of the developed countries in EU, there is an application process. Once the university has selected you, you must pay the mandatory fees each semester. Fees include: Enrollment/Confirmation fee, Semester Contribution fee, and Administrative fees. (more…)
Rule of studying abroad #1: Don’t panic! You are not alone. The first feeling you’ll face is depression. It felt like my dog died or something. When it comes to living alone for the first time you’ll know what I mean. The only cure – start working. What else do you think you came here for? I’m joking. The best cure is “party time” – and if you are in Budapest, that’s the right place for it. Hungarians are crazy. They can party all night long and in the morning they go to WORK! There are night clubs all over Budapest. There are even some in abandoned factories. (more…)