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Benvenuti a Roma! Welcome to Rome!   The Eternal City is the perfect backdrop for a magical semester abroad. We will regularly update this page with events each week so that you’ll never utter the word “bored” this semester!   Welcome to Rome Events We’re welcoming you to Rome by showing you all of our...
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Studying abroad is both an exciting and nerve-wracking time. You’re anticipating all of the amazing memories and adventures that await you while trying to figure out how you can make all your dreams come true on your student budget. In our experience, many students come abroad not knowing much about how money and finances work...
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First thing’s first – you don’t have to come abroad with your best friends to have the best study abroad experience. Plenty of students have done this totally by themselves, and they not only have made new lifelong friendships, they’ve also learned something about themselves along the way. Starting the study abroad process solo means...
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Studying abroad soon? We bet you’ve got a million questions like where to travel, how to get there, what to pack, and so much more. We’ve got answers all over the blog, but don’t just take it from us--why not let current study abroad students tell you everything you need to know?
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Whether you’re looking for ideas for your own holiday wishlist, or have a loved one who is a world traveler (or is about to be), you’ve come to the right place. Mariah Carey is playing faintly in the background and twinkling lights are popping up around town. That means only one thing: the holiday season...
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Using a Debit/Credit Card Abroad Bring two different cards First and foremost the biggest tip for traveling abroad is to bring two different credit cards. Leave one in your apartment and only ever carry one in your wallet. In the most unfortunate case that your wallet or purse is lost or stolen, you won’t be...
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The anticipation is killing you; the days are slowly ticking by before you get to experience the thrill of packing your bags and spending a semester abroad. What are you most excited for? Let the day dreaming commence! We’ve got your travel inspiration covered with our Spring 2020 bucket list.  Here are our top 20 things...
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By Allie Filmanowicz 1. Do not over pack. It will be easy to fall into the “well, what if I need this?” mentality, causing you to be tempted to pack everything you own! Don’t go down that path. Instead, stick to the essentials. If it ends up you forgot something dire, you will be able...
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The most dreaded to-do before any trip is packing, but packing for an entire semester abroad is on a whole other level. How do you pack your entire life into one checked bag and one carry on?! Are you stressing? Don’t. Luckily for you, I am here to go over everything you will need so...
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Written By Madison Krigbaum  When I think about the fact that college students used to spend a semester in Europe before the invention of smartphones…my mind is blown.  During my four months abroad, I spent more time on my smartphone than I did on my hair (which is saying something).  There were a few times...
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You’ve been lectured, re-lectured, then lectured again for good measure endlessly by parents, professors, and loved ones about safety while abroad, but how much does this wisdom really sink in when your thoughts stray to all the fun you have to look forward to? But take it from someone who has witnessed at least some...
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"Make sure you do everything you can before it’s over. Make sure that you make the best of your time here, whatever that means for you."
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