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Studying abroad is an amazing experience – which is something you’ve probably been told by anyone who’s studied abroad. But, like any other experience, your time abroad will be what you make of it. While there are tons of opportunities to make your time abroad an amazing experience, there are also opportunities for it to go awry, and you may not realize it until the deed has been done. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered advice from collegiettes who have studied abroad to help you make the most of your time and avoid the common pitfalls. Here are the nine most common study abroad mistakes to avoid...
Is your Spanish not sharp enough for Spain? Are you not itching for the Barcelona club scene or a picture in one of those red phone booths in London? Never fear, collegiettes—you can still cure your case of wanderlust by spending a semester away from campus in a different city in the United States. Sometimes spending a semester in a different city can be the perfect way to get some space from your campus, some real-world experience and a new perspective when you get back to school. But you don’t have to leave the country—collegiettes can have amazing experiences away from their schools at...
Though a semester abroad is arguably the highlight of these four glorious years, a collegiette unfortunately must make several stressful yet important decisions before she steps on that plane. If scoring a visa and editing your wardrobe to fit inside one suitcase weren’t worrisome enough, you also have to choose your living situation. Some study abroad students have the opportunity to live with a host family. While crashing with a local sounds like a great experience, it has its own set of drawbacks. Before you make your decision, check out the pros and cons of living with a host family. The...