If you’re looking for a getaway far away from selfie sticks and tour buses, try this list of my favorite underrated and affordable places for weekend trips in Europe. A lot of students flock to their bucket list cities; the top places students go, according to College Tourist and Student Universe, are Paris, London, Amsterdam, […]
Moving to a new place and a new country is never easy. When I was studying abroad on exchange in Europe, I freaked out the first month. But I’ve learned from my mistakes, and these are my best tips for a smooth adjustment in your first month of exchange.
I did my exchange in the United Kingdom and so I’ve added some tips specific to studying abroad in England, if this is helpful for your exchange, look for the little UK flag emoji .
With Jasper just a few hours away from my hometown, it makes it hard to resist taking a few days off work to escape to the mountains. There’s something about the mountain air; two days in the Rockies was enough to leave us feeling more relaxed.
When we were in Jasper we booked one night at Pyramid Lake Resort. In summer (June-August, peak season) a room here can cost upwards of 300$ a night but for us, it was only 30$ per person. We did use a coupon I had for Booking.com but the mai
Being in a new country is overwhelming but by having these apps on your phone you can navigate your new study abroad, all at your fingertips and in your own language. These are the apps I wish I had when I studied abroad!
1. Rayka App -travel reviews by and for study abroad students
When my friends said they wanted to do a New York weekend, I was a little scared for my bank account. The city isn’t exactly known for cheap food and hostels but we were able to have an incredible time – spending under 150$ each. In this blog post, I’ve got our favorite things to do, my full budget, a free map of our top spots, and last but not least – the list we drafted on the car ride home of our top tips for other student travelers.
London is one of my favourite cities but it’s definitely the most expensive one I traveled to. The general cost of living is one of the highest in the world and the highest in England, making it not an ideal destination for budget travelers. But London has so much history, incredible museums, and classic architecture […]
It’s hard to put the last five months living abroad into words. I’m keen for my next adventure and I’m still processing my exchange experience and the profound effect it had on my life. Moving or visiting a different country is necessarily introspective, it takes us out of our usual environments and tests us in […]
Being home is weird. I’m feeling like I don’t actually belong there anymore even though it’s the most familiar place on earth. But I’m out of the loop because I was out of the country. The fact is, I have a love/hate with being home. I love the ordinariness, the calmness, and the tightknit community. […]
Brooke posted this article on her blog and talked about an experience we had in Ireland at our hostel, basically being constantly uncomfortable because of catcalls. First, I want to make sure all female travelers know that this is not guaranteed to happen and that we ended up being fine. Even after this experience, I […]