Getting Settled Abroad

Once the jet lag wears off, it’s time to get settled in your new home. From my experience it is of the utmost importance that you feel comfortable and start off this amazing semester the right way.If you start off organized and prepared, it will help you maintain your sanity in this foreign country. First, explore your […]

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What to Pack For Your Semester Abroad

Most organized and prepared students will have their luggage waiting at the front door 2 weeks before their departure to Italy. Everyone is always so excited that they keep themselves busy by packing anything and everything they can squeeze into a 50 pound duffle bag. What they dont think about is how much of it they probably will […]

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5 Apps to Help you Keep in Touch

Viber Text, call, send photos or videos worldwide over 3G or Wifi for free. Make sure you connect to viber before you get to Italy, because you will need 3G to get the text that verifies your username. The app will then automatically detect which of your contacts has viber allowing you to call and […]

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Budapest Baths

After a morning of exploring the beautiful views that Budapest has to offer, and before a long night of indulging in its famous nightlife filled with awesome pubs of ruin… you must make sure to stop by the thermal baths that will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for the rest of your hungarian adventure. […]

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Unlocking your Phone, All You Need to Know!

What does it mean to unlock my phone? Most carrier provided phones are “locked” meaning they are programed to only work with their specific network. For example, if you purchased a smart phone through AT&T, chances are, it is locked, meaning you can’t take it to T-Mobile or Sprint and use it with their Sim […]

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Top 10 Things You Must Do While In Italy

1. See a mass at St. Peter’s Basilica 2. Take a gondola ride through Venice 3. Witness the sunset over Florence from Piazzale Michaelangelo 4. Watch the Pope speak in Vatican City 5. Ride through the countryside on a Vespa 6. Be a gladiator at he Colosseum in Rome 7. See Romeo & Juliet performed […]

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Cooking Hearty Meals Under 10 Euros

We all know that it can get very expensive living and studying abroad. Between all the eating out at delicious restaurants that are impossible to resist, and the indulging in nightlife on top of that… we ask ourselves where did all our money go?! Here is an amazing recipe that will cost you under 10 […]

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Thanksgiving Abroad

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, and with that comes a day of delicious food, spent with friends and family. Celebrating this very American holiday while abroad may seem daunting, but most major cities will have places that you can get a traditional meal from. A quick Google search will show you that many restaurants have multiple […]

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Interlaken: 5 Things to do Under 15 Euro

As the #2 country in the world for extreme sports, Interlaken is an adrenaline junkie’s playground. Activities include skydiving from a helicopter, paragliding over Interlaken, and free falling 300 ft into a canyon attached to a swinging rope. Any one of these activities could make the weekend a highlight of your semester–but why stop there? […]

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