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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.

  • Celebrating 21 in Budapest

    Posted by admin on February 16, 2017.

    By McKalee Mooney WSA intern

        Out of all the places I’ve traveled thus far during my semester abroad, Budapest captured my heart. It also just so happened to be the beautiful, historic city that I was able to spend my 21st birthday in. Talk about a cool birthday present, right?? Sure, I … More »

    Tags: Budapest // Study Abroad // wsa intern // budget travel // Caving

  • The Key to Happiness: Buy Experiences Not Things

    Posted by admin on February 16, 2017.

    by Ellie Jordan WSA Intern

    It took me a 3,500 mile flight, a four hour bus ride, a tumultuous boat ride, and a steep, uphill hike to the edge of a cliff on an island off the western coast of Ireland to understand what the purest form of happiness felt like.

    I had on a backpack containing my … More »

    Tags: Study Abroad // Travel // Ireland // happiness // intern // intern blogs

  • 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 … More »

  • 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 all … More »

  • 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 are … More »

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Katie Barglowski, University of Northern Colorado ~ St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Fall 2015

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