Five European Cities You Must See When You Study Abroad

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Finals are in full swing and my mind is doing everything it can to take me back to the days of studying abroad…when the work wasn't as challenging and I was traveling every other weekend! So in that spirit, I present to you a list of five must-see cities if you study abroad in Europe.

1.            Florence, Italy

Okay, here’s the deal, Tuscany has the best food in Italy and Florence offers a great combination of Tuscan food and beautiful Italian art. This is where I spent my semester and it’s beautiful. The art and architecture make the city what it is from Michelangelo's David to Brunelleschi's Duomo. The wine and food are an added bonus!

2.            Paris, France

Audrey Hepburn was right; Paris is always a good idea. I fell in love with Paris when I visited. There is so much art to see and seeing the Eiffel Tower in person had me in tears. You can eat and drink your time away at adorable cafes. And, you automatically feel posh when you visit.

3.            Prague, Czech Republic

I am convinced this is where Disney animators go to get inspiration for their fairy tales. You will feel like you’re going back in time when you enter the city’s center. I could spend hours sitting by the water, looking at the city’s castle. The food is super filling, but so delicious. I also had the best beer here!

4.            Dublin, Ireland

Ireland is a beautiful country filled with lots of green. Dublin is a great city because there is so much to do, but it also feels super quaint. They have a cool theater scene and I was able to check out a show at their National Theater while I was there. The pubs are great and Trinity College’s library is absolutely stunning and worth the wait in line!

5.            Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is unreal. Not only do you have a beautiful Mediterranean beach to visit, but also a buzzing metropolis to check out. Throughout the city, you are treated to the beautiful architectural designs of Antoni Gaudí, including La Sagrada Familia, and Park Guell. This is also your chance to eat the best paella you’ve ever had!