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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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  By Nikki Marsden You’ve been in your host city for a while now. You’ve spent a lot of time with your BFF’s traveling around Europe, taken all of the obligatory study abroad pictures, tried some of the best food you didn’t even know existed, and likely met a lot of other study abroad students....
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By Ali Evers Everyone who has ever moved abroad knows that long distance relationships are hard to maintain. For those of us whose idea of “bae” is a plate of food, this probably means your most important LDR is with your best friend. Moving across the country or globe is super exciting but you can’t...
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No matter how many places you’ve been, no matter how real your travel thirst is, there’s one experience that few deign to undertake: the exhilarating, yet a little bit terrifying experience of traveling completely solo. In the minds of many, traveling alone is dangerous, or too difficult, or just seems a little bit boring/lonely. But...
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  Take classes that actually interest you.– Believe it or not, study abroad does involve studying. The classes you take have an amazing way of rounding out your cultural experience. Don’t choose classes that simply seem the easiest, but choose the classes that seem most interesting to you. Travel. Travel. Travel.—Your professors aren’t naïve; they...
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At the beginning of every semester, the Bus2alps crew – old and new – comes together in our hometown of Interlaken, Switzerland to hang out, get to know one another and get prepared for one hell of a semester.  Take a sneak peak into our Fall orientation. Day 1:  Monday kicked off our journey to Interlaken.  The...
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By Tiernan Cutler I have now visited Tenucia Torciano, a winery out in the hills of San Gimignano, four times in the last two months while on the Bus2alps Siena & San Gimignano day trip. However, each time I feel like I learn more and more about the multi-billion dollar industry that surrounds not only...
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By Sarah Bilby.  Bilby is currently studying abroad in Barcelona.  Check out her full blog about her study abroad experience “http://sarahbilbyisnothere.tumblr.com/” Before you start reading these next posts, I should give you a fair warning, because this past weekend in Switzerland may have been the best weekend of my life. Okay, maybe I’m exaggerating, but...
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by: Carrie Roberts Let’s be real. Traveling is stressful. Buying tickets, pushing your way through train stations and airports, trying to read signs that are in another language….that can all be overwhelming. Once you get to your destination you want to RELAX, see the sights, eat some great food, and then go home. One thing...
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