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Travel Tips, Observations & Thoughts

Enjoy all sorts of our travel tips, ideas, suggestions and travel hacks we've picked up over the years.

Recent Entries:

  • Affording your Study Abroad: Scholarships and Aid

    Posted by admin on November 30, 2016.

    By Gina AU, Intern, Cal Poly
    Study Abroad: London


    If you are one of the lucky students planning to studying abroad, you will realize that it is one of the most (if not the most) rewarding experiences you can have during college. Studying abroad is fun and exciting, but it comes with quite an …

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  • Life in Amsterdam: 5 Things I’ve Noticed

    Posted by admin on September 30, 2016.

    By Maya Ward, WSA Intern
    Wofford College

     

    I’ve been studying abroad in Amsterdam now for a little over two weeks. I’ve been recording my first impressions of the city (and Europe in general, really) since arriving, and am sharing some of them here. Please keep in mind, though: this is …

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  • How to Pack your Carry-On For Long Haul Flights

    Posted by admin on September 6, 2016.

    How to Stay So Fresh So Clean (So Practical): Packing a Carry-On and Feeling Your Best for a Long Flight

    We’ve all been there: You step off of a long, 8-hour flight and feel like a stale piece of bread. Your carry-on is filled with various clutter instead of useful items, and your toes …

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  • Three Essential Items to Pack for Study Abroad

    Posted by admin on July 25, 2016.

    By Michaela Meyer, WSA Intern​

    I recently returned from eight months abroad in London (check out our London detour here), and one of the questions people always ask me is “What do you wish you knew before you left?”. Well, to be honest, there is nothing I would have done differently. I …

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    Tags: Study Abroad // backpack // boots // purse // 2018 // essential packing

  • Studying Abroad in Barcelona: The Pros and Cons

    Posted by admin on July 12, 2016.

    By Dani Thomason, WSA Intern

     

    You have taken a leap of faith and decided to move half way across the world to study abroad in a foreign country. Now comes the hard part. Where should you spend those unforgettable couple of months?

    If you are like many Americans, Barcelona seems like a …

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Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame

Happy Backpackers

Great mix between learning and leisure. Our tour guide, Lauren, was extremely knowledgable and also very well connected. The weekend was a blast!

Dan McGlinn, University of Notre Dame ~ Notre Dame Global Gateway, Rome, Summer Break 2016

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