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Culture Checks to Know Prior To Flying Abroad

You prepped your passport and booked your tickets, so now it’s time to mentally prepare for your trip. Going outside the country for the first time can feel exciting and scary at the same time. To calm your nerves, learn about the culture beforehand so you know what to expect. Do people drive on the…

Backpacking Beats Boujee Travel

Crystal blue lakes, dark green mountains and crisp cool air consumed my life for two weeks when I lived in New Zealand for a semester. After jetting off in a tiny plane from the north island to the south island, my friend Alex and I rented a beat up dark blue car and began our…

To America, Weapons are Frightening: Love, a Worried Brit

When I told my friends and family in England that I had been accepted into UCLA for a semester of study abroad, I received the same response from all of them: “You’ll get a lovely tan! Try and get a picture of (insert celebrity name)! Make sure you walk up to the Hollywood sign!” There…

24 Things to Do on Long Island in 24 Hours

Spend your day on Long Island by starting and ending it at the beach. Close to both the Hamptons and New York City, how could you possibly run out of places to go? This guide includes the best pizza, bagels, coffee and attractions to keep you entertained during your visit to the most eastern part…

Leading 10 Celebration Areas in Madrid for University Student

Despite New York City claiming the title of ‘the city that never sleeps,’ the same can be said for Madrid, Spain. Consider visiting the spellbinding city of Madrid this summer. It is one of the liveliest cities in the world with more than six million tourists visiting each year. If you’re a college student, Madrid,…

From Statesboro to Sydney and Throughout In Between

They say that hindsight is 20/20, but for me, looking back on my college career, it hasn’t always been so crystal clear. When I decided which college to go to and what major to pursue, I picked what seemed easiest: the school with the great scholarship offer and the major that matched my internship. I…

10 Factors to Research Study Abroad in Florence, Italy

Imagine walking through a bustling ancient city with cobblestone streets one minute and beautiful rolling countryside with olive groves the next. If that sounds like paradise, then Florence sounds like the place for you. Lot of study abroad students head to Florence, Italy every semester. Living in the shadows of the Duomo and getting to…

I Took a trip to Another Nation to Prevent My Ex-Boyfriend

February in Rome is a rainy month, but the first time I went to the Colosseum the sky was clear enough for me to break out my sunglasses. I’d only been in Italy for a week, just getting used to my new classes and apartment. Some things were strange, like the lack of a dryer,…

Valuing the Darkness Prior To Dawn

We sat in the Hosea Kutako International Airport for four hours. By the second hour, I covered the entirety of the arrivals hall. By the third hour, I browsed through every shop or stand available. After a 15-hour flight to Johannesburg, then a two-hour transfer to Windhoek, the group of us waited relentlessly for the…

A Weekend Vacation Does Not Need To Be Costly with Trainee...

We all have moments when we just want to get away from it all. The exams, papers and stresses of college life can be overwhelming and sometimes the best we can do is post a #throwback picture from our favorite vacation with the caption, “take me back.” But what if there was an affordable way…

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