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Best tips on how to study away from a screen

Studying is like a full time work: it takes up a lot of time of any given week, especially if you are studying abroad as there’s an extra learning curve (call it the language, the surroundings,..

Cheapest island vacations in Europe

There are more than 100 islands in Europe, across several latitudes, from the warmer waters of the mediterranean sea to the atlantic, northern rocky islands of the scandinavian countries. Now, who..

Best summer food festivals in Europe

Summer is wonderful in Europe: as the weather improves, people throw themselves outdoors and enjoy the sunlight as well as a myriad of activities, festivals, street markets, live music and treats...

How to get involved with the locals

Kicking off your year abroad is an exciting, bold move: you’ll have to adjust to a brand-new way of life and a new routine in an unknown environment completely different from home. The good news..

How to respect your neighbors while studying abroad

Barcelona, Milan, London, Paris, or any other city: no matter what European cosmopolite city you have chosen as your dream destination for your semester studying abroad, you’ll discover that they..

Learn to relax like a true Italian - adopt a new (slow) way of life

Choosing Italy for your year studying abroad is a great idea: it’s a beautiful, warm Mediterranean country with amazing food, cheerful people and plenty of things to see and experience. Expats and..

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