5 Things You Need to Do In The First Month of Your Study Abroad

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 .

The Best Winter Weekend in Jasper

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

How to Have an Amazing Weekend in New York on a Student Budget

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.