For me, it was never a question of whether I would study abroad, but where. Travel has been an extremely important and formative part of my life since age 11, when I lived in Spain with my mum. I grew so much as a person during that year, expanding my horizons and deepening my understanding … Read moreWhy Study Abroad?
As a 22-year-old woman who usually travels solo, harassment has become a fact of life for me, especially unabashed stares and cat calls. Is it unpleasant and frustrating? Yes, of course. But over time I have learned many strategies for dealing with harassment while traveling, and they make a big difference! Basic Tips for Dealing … Read moreDealing with Harassment while Traveling
It is important to plan ahead on your health and safety abroad, especially when traveling alone or to a new country. However, taking a few simple precautions can go a long way! Read on to discover some of my favorite tips and resources for staying healthy and safe while traveling! STEP: Smart Traveler Enrollment Plan … Read moreHealth and Safety Abroad
Leaving the country soon? There are several different methods for accessing money abroad, and each has both pros and cons. Cash (and Travelers Checks) One way of accessing money abroad is to bring US dollars to exchange. You can convert US dollars to local currency in the airport or at a bureau of exchange or … Read moreAccessing Money Abroad
Don’t know what to pack for study abroad? This is a daunting task, to be sure. Planning out 3-4 months worth of outfits is no easy task, especially considering changing seasons and limited luggage space! But don’t worry, I’ve learned a lot about packing over the years, from two-month backpacking trips to 10-month, multi-continent expeditions. … Read moreWhat to Pack for Study Abroad
I have experimented with many helpful (and not-so-helpful) phone apps over the past few years in a quest to make my travels easier. This blog post discusses in detail what I consider to be the best travel apps, organized by category. Be sure to read until the end – my most-used travel app of all … Read moreBest Travel Apps
College is both the easiest and the hardest time in your life to travel. On the one hand, you have plenty of vacations and breaks built into your schedule, without having to request time off from your boss. On the other hand, college drains your bank account like nothing else. But if travel is a … Read moreHow to Score Cheap Flights