Tips

Great Literature to Encourage the New Language Learner

Great Literature to Encourage the New Language Learner Learning a new language is an incredible challenge, both academically and emotionally. The latter aspect isn’t always given enough thrift, but anyone who’s ever stumbled over a question or greeting in a language other than their first, knows that it takes courage to publically ...

by Staff, Anthea Mitchell

Useful Tips on Carry-On Luggage When Traveling Abroad

The carry-on is an important piece of luggage when packing for your flight. With the right items, you will feel comfortable knowing, in the event the airline: 1. has a delay or misplaces your checked baggage, 2. has a long layover or delayed flight, OR 3. may not have food you fancy... you will have everything you ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

5 Apps You Need When Traveling Abroad

5 Apps You Need When Traveling Abroad   Traveling abroad brings a host of questions of the unknown. “What if I lose my phone?” “What if I get lost?” “How can I communicate with my family/friends without a huge phone bill?” “Is there more to this city?” Never fret because the answers are readily available. ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

5 Things in Your Room Right Now That Could Help You Learn a Language

If you have dreams of studying abroad with a program like Abbey Road, you’re going to want to at least have a basic grip on the language of the country you’ll be staying in. You don’t have to speak like a native to get by, but it is a lot more fun if you can understand what locals are saying to each other as they pass by you on the ...

by Staff, Jessica A. Scott

Reverse Culture Shock and How to Cope with It at Home

NOTE: *Make sure to check out the first post in this series– “Culture Shock and How to Deal with It Abroad” – if you haven’t already!* After returning home from my semester aboard in Italy, I could not wait to tell my friends and family all about my travels and experiences. When I got back to Idaho, however, it seemed like no one ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

When in Dublin…

Dublin is a unique, quirky city which is very walkable and full of interesting buildings and architecture. Here are my top five things to do in Dublin (although there are a lot more!).     Dublin Castle Located in the heart of Dublin, the Castle is believed to have originally been an early Gaelic Ring Fort. Although ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

5 Tips and Tricks to Being A Respectful American While Abroad

  5 Tips and Tricks to Being A Respectful American While Abroad   Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57KW6RO8Rcs 1. Respect the Culture Going abroad is an amazing experience that opens your eyes to many different things. That being said, much of what you see is not “normal” or what you are used to from your home ...

The Best, Hidden Abroad Gem: Walking Tours

The Best, Hidden Abroad Gem: Walking Tours   One of the best, hidden gems that I discovered while aboard was walking tours. Although I studied in Rome, I traveled a lot on the weekends and always wanted to get to know the city I visited even more. When a friend suggested we do a walking tour, I was appalled. I would never want to be ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

Being a Vegetarian Abroad

Being a Vegetarian Abroad One of the most exciting parts of studying abroad is discovering a new culture through its local cuisine. But if you’re vegetarian, the idea of eating in a foreign country might seem a little bit scary. Being a vegetarian abroad, you might be wondering if you’ll be able to eat a nourished and balanced diet, and ...

by Staff, Andrea Abbate

Tips on Getting the Most out of Language Immersion Abroad

Studying abroad in a language immersion program can be simultaneously intimidating and exciting. On the one hand, you may be a little apprehensive about starting a new chapter of your life in a place where you don’t speak the language (at least not yet!). At the same time, you may be thrilled at the possibilities that await. Here are a ...

by Staff, Andrea Abbate