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.
TSA approved lock or high-security lock? Should you put your valuables in that safe in the hotel room? These are questions we ask ourselves every time we’re getting ready for a trip. Keep reading to find out how to keep luggage safe throughout your travels.
The city of Tallinn was previously just a small town inside the vast Soviet Empire. Now, Tallinn is a modernized beacon of Capitalism in the Baltics. Tallinn hit me as a calm and peaceful city during my visit to two cities in Estonia, Tallinn, and Paldiski. Read More
Italy is a beautiful country and I’m sure you’ve seen how beautiful it is in pamphlets, movies or TV shows, or maybe even a friend or family member has told you about its beauty. It’s possible to experience the beauty of Italy when you’re studying abroad on a budget.
I still remember the first time the possibility of staying in a hostel came up when I was studying abroad. I’m going to be honest – I was pretty nervous. However, my roommate wasn’t even phased by it. “It’s cheap, it’s fun, we’ll be fine,” she said. I laughed to myself and thought yeah of course, sharing a bedroom with 8 other people sounds like a blast.
When most people imagine Paris they think fine dining, luxurious shopping and beautiful artwork. Usually, this translates to spending an amount equal to every paycheck you’ve ever earned. While the city of Paris does in fact have all of these things, it’s easy to experience the Parisian life without breaking the bank. There are plenty of free things to do in Paris, the city of love. What’s not to love about that?
A trip to Baños is necessary for anyone looking to dive headfirst into Ecuador’s lush natural scenery. Known as both “The Adventure Capital of Ecuador” and the “Gateway To The Amazon”, Baños allows travelers to immerse themselves in the mystical beauty of nature while warming up to the welcoming local culture. Easily reachable by bus from the capital city of Quito, Baños represents a perfect destination for budget travelers who want to experience adventure, and here is how to make the most of this vibrant city in only a few days.
The good old student travelers’ coin toss; do I get tickets for that awe-inspiring must-see landmark… or do I get dinner? A funny and charming idea when you’re not actually faced with the reality of it. Pinching pennies while traveling is especially stressful because you often feel you don’t have a home base to fall back on. That’s why we scouted out the best cheap, local spots in Barcelona for chowing, chilling, and chatting. Oooh, alliteration! Can you tell I’m hyped on coffee right now? Let’s start there.