Study Abroad: Day One

So you’ve arrived in your host country, fresh off the plane, train, or automobile you took to get there. Now what? Here are 10 things to keep in mind for your first day!

On Homesickness and Heimweh

The German language has the most appropriate word for homesickness: Heimweh, from “Heim” meaning home and the verb “wehtun,” meaning to hurt or ache. The English equivalent just do[...]

Smart Spending Abroad

For most students studying abroad, money is a major concern. Check out these tips from guest blogger Brittney Ziebell on how to maximize your budget while exploring the world!

Top 10: Paris, France

Paris: the city of love and lights, fashion capital of the world, and one of the most beautiful cities in the world! What's on your top 10 list for Paris?

Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

Some of life’s most rewarding adventures are the solo ones, but traveling solo can often cause distress and can present challenges. Make sure to keep these six tips in mind and rem[...]

Study Abroad Safety Tips

If you're studying abroad and traveling, keep these safety tips in mind! Study Abroad Spotlight intern Katie writes about being the victim of petty crime while studying abroad.

Interning Abroad

When I left Germany after studying abroad for 10 months, the first thing I did was start trying to figure out how to get back. I didn’t care what I did, as long as it was in Ge[...]

Preseason in Perugia

Brittney is a Division I skier. Her advice for athletes looking to study abroad: "Use everything you gained abroad to your advantage in your sport, whether it be independence, worl[...]

Traveling on a Budget

Here are my best budget-friendly travel tips, from getting there to sleeping and eating, and exploring a new city. What are your best tips for traveling on a student-sized budget?

Top 10: Rome, Italy

In the 3rd installment of our Top 10 series we're returning to Italy for the top 10 things to do and see in Rome (plus a few extra honorable mentions)!

Viva Il Papa Francesco!

Guest blogger Nicole Dillon writes about witnessing the election of Pope Francis last week while studying abroad in Rome and what this momentous event means to her.

My Host Family Experience

Katie Buonpastore studied abroad in Rome, Italy. Read on to see how living with a host family made Katie's time abroad "the life changing four months that it was."

My Travel Philosophy

Emily Caskey shares her personal philosophy on traveling: "It's not about what you see and what you do, it's about who you see and do it with, even if that person is yourself."

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