So you just signed up for a study abroad program. As you count down the months, weeks, and days until you land in Paris, Tokyo, or wherever your destination is, you find yourself getting simultaneously nervous and excited. It’s natural to feel this way, however, you don’t want nerves to prevent you from fully enjoying the experience once you’re overseas. We have the simple secret to an easier study abroad experience.
Traveling abroad teaches you so many life lessons that you won’t receive sitting in a hard chair in a classroom. There are endless things to see, people to talk to, and food to eat. Curriculum is crucial, but the lessons learned through traveling the world are unmatched. After having the opportunity to travel around the world, I’ve discovered 10 reasons why travel is the best education. Read More
One of the hardest things to do with a big group of people is decide where to eat. Everyone has different opinions, nobody wants to be responsible if it turns out to be bad, and typically, nobody wants to step up to make a decision. By following these nine steps, I guarantee you’ll be able to find the best restaurants in any city.
Traveling to the United States was always something I wanted to do. Ever since I was little, I envisioned myself setting foot in New York City, pretending I was the kid from Home Alone. After years of day dreaming, I finally learned that I could travel the US without a visa, which changed EVERYTHING.
After months of preparation and meticulous planning, my route was all mapped out. I was set to land in New York City and would spend the next 90 days making my way around the country. Whether I was staying in hostels or couch surfing, travelling by plane or train, I was certain that this trip would be the greatest adventure of my life.
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!
Operating on a student budget means succumbing to the pop-tarts, popcorn, and ramen diet every once in awhile (yeah, mom, I lied about eating my vegetables). You’re no stranger to scrimping, scraping, and saving every single one of those student coupon books, or taking advantage of flashing that perfectly laminated student I.D. around to save a buck here and there— so, why should travel be any different? It shouldn’t! So save that money and spend it on something else because we’re here to help you get some cheap international flights. Read More
Studying abroad is a once in a lifetime experience, yet just under ten percent of graduates study abroad. The ability to travel overseas offers lots of opportunities for personal growth, independence, and learning. It can also have a positive impact on your future career and long-term goals. Read More
The U.S. has the largest number of international students enrolled in its universities (more than 1,000,000). Over 5% of the students studying in the U.S. are foreign students studying abroad in the U.S. This number is growing every year! Read More