Study Abroad

  • Angela smiling in front of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna, Austria during her study abroad semester
    Europe Travel,  Study Abroad

    17 Things No One Tells You About Studying Abroad in Vienna

    One of my favorite posts I’ve ever written was 25 Things No One Tells You About Studying Abroad in Scotland. I love it so much, in fact, that I’ve decided to make it a series! So I asked my good friend Angela, who studied abroad in Vienna last year, to write a little bit about things she wished she knew before studying abroad in Vienna. I’ll pass it over to her now! Studying abroad in Vienna is one of the best choices you can make. After all, Vienna was recently named the most livable city in the world. But for Americans, there may be a slight learning curve to live…

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    Budget Travel,  Study Abroad

    25 Awesome Student Budget Travel Resources That Will Make You Buy a (Cheap) Plane Ticket Right Now

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! One of the most common questions I get—both online and from my friends in real life—is how I manage to travel so much as a broke student (who is also getting pretty decent grades, if I do say so myself). Well, there are a few tricks for that: One, I make liberal use of weekends and school breaks. I also LOVE to use the excuse that it would be cheaper to travel…

  • looking down the pier towards east sands and the cathedral in St. Andrews, Scotland
    Europe Travel,  Study Abroad

    25 Things Nobody Tells You About Studying Abroad in Scotland

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! When I first decided to study abroad in Scotland for the duration of my undergraduate degree, I really didn’t think that there was much to prepare for. After all, how much difference is there really between the US and Scotland? Speaking the same language (mostly) means that we’re pretty similar, right? Wrong. In fact, over the past two years I’ve been studying abroad in Scotland, I have come across a LOT of…

  • The Canadian flag, covered in signatures after studying abroad in Ediburgh
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    11 Study Abroad Stories That Will Inspire You to Make It Happen

    Disclaimer: this post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase from one of them I will recieve a small commision at no extra cost to you, which allows me to keep this blog up and running! Studying abroad can be one of the most defining moments of your life–but it can also be seriously daunting. Trust me, I know. That being said, you shouldn’t let your fear stop you from living your #bestlife. That’s why I compiled these 11 AMAZING study abroad stories that will inspire the s*** out of you and make you get off your butt, start making plans to study abroad, and go. From stories…

  • Budget Travel,  Study Abroad

    How to Kick A** At Weekend Trips While You’re Studying Abroad

    I like to consider myself a full time study abroad student. In other words, I’m from the US, but I’m going to university in Scotland for all four years of my degree. Being much closer to mainland Europe than I’ve ever been in my life, the moment I knew I was coming to university here I also knew that I was going to be taking advantage of literally EVERY budget airline ticket I could get my hands on. Since then, I’ve gone on many a weekend trip, and I like to think that I’ve become a pro at them. Whether it’s a quick dash to Edinburgh or eight hours of…

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    Study Abroad

    10 Things to Ask for for Christmas if You’re Studying Abroad In Europe Next Semester

    With Christmas coming up, every college student out there is starting to think about what to ask their parents for. You know, all that stuff that’s just a little bit too pricey to justify buying with their own money (like socks). If you’re studying abroad in Europe next semester, then you might want to ask for a few things to help you out while you’re there. As basically a professional study abroad student (I’m going to university in Scotland for ~ALL FOUR YEARS~), I’d like to think I have a pretty good idea of the kinds of thing to put on your study abroad Christmas list. So here’s my ~professional…