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Tips on what to pack and how to pack for Europe from an experienced international traveler and pro packer When packing for Europe (or any international destination), the number one packing rule is to “pack light”. It’s a simple concept but can be very difficult to...

Learning Spanish with only an English background can seem like a difficult endeavor at first. Any new language is a big first step and each language has its own oddities and differences, but the language differences between English and Spanish are particularly clear when first learning Spanish. It quickly becomes clear that...

Learning another language abroad is one of the best things you can do for yourself. To be honest, the place or the language is far less important than the act of going abroad and learning to speak like the locals. Whether you’re learning Icelandic in...

English is a great language to know. One can travel all around the world and communicate with people in this international language. For hundreds of millions of us, English is our first language that we use to express our thoughts and feelings to other people....

Before I had the opportunity to study abroad, I visited Europe exactly one time. I was twelve years old and had little concept of the foreign land as I walked the streets of Paris and Nice with my Dad and grandparents. I remember very little...

Six years ago, I signed up for a summer language program in Cádiz with barely any expectations, other than building on my basic skills and getting to know fellow Spanish students from around the world. It was my first trip abroad on my own, so...

Since August of 2014, I have been fortunate enough to be able to travel to Spain three times and spend roughly 8 months of the past two years here; thanks Mom and Dad. Throughout my time here I have gained an immeasurable amount of knowledge...

The best way to learn is through experience and that is why we have made a list of quirky, yet key study abroad preparation tips for your semester in Spain. Everyone knows the clique tips like, “Get a passport,” “Bring versatile clothing,” and “Arrive with...

Alright so we are back with another post full of travel tips! In the last post, we covered how to get around when you are taking trips during your study abroad. This time we are going to cover how to put a roof over your...

When you’re studying abroad in another country you are usually not just there to go to school and see the inside of your room. You choose to study abroad so that you can explore the culture, sights, and languages of another city. In fact, many...

  Last weekend I had the pleasure to celebrate my second annual Carnaval de Cádiz, but before sharing my experience let me share a little about the context of Carnaval. The Carnaval de Cádiz this year takes place during the middle of February, starting around the...

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