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5 Tips for making friends as a study abroad student

Studying abroad is a big commitment that will take planning and saving! Your best friends from school are not all going to be able to join you on your journey. Maybe you won’t know anyone when you..

What to leave at home when you study abroad

A big mistake people make when traveling abroad for the first time is thinking they need to bring their entire life with them. When you go abroad it can be hard to choose what to bring and what to..

5 things I wish I’d known my first semester abroad

 

I studied abroad two times during my college career. Once was in Amsterdam in the Fall of 2015 during my sophomore year, the other was my final semester of college in Barcelona in 2018. The two..

Landlords: How to manage noise complaints

First off (if it’s not too late), in your tenancy contract stipulate that tenants must not make unnecessary noise that could result in causing stress to neighbours. I.e. try to cover yourself..

7 life hacks when studying abroad

Living in a new country for the first time can be challenging, but there are several simple things you can do to make your time there run that bit smoother while you stay in your Study Abroad..

Why you should take a trip to Rotterdam

Amsterdam is a favoured holiday destination across the world, but only 45 minutes from Schiphol Airport, Rotterdam gets less of the glory and still has all the perks.

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