Banking While Abroad

Before I went abroad, I had the crazy notion that I would bring all of the cash I had saved for my trip with me in my carry on. Boy, was I wrong. I am going to link a useful website I found for tips about how to access money while abroad. To begin with, I […]

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Home-stay Vs. Apartment Living

Hey everyone! Today I’ll be talking about my experience living with a home-stay vs. an apartment while abroad. Though not all programs will offer both a home-stay and an apartment, it’s good to know the pros and cons of each option. Home-stay I originally chose to stay with a British family because I wanted to […]

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Tips for Packing

Hey guys! Welcome back to my blog! Sorry for my long absence, I have been traveling in Northern Arizona to visit my parents with my boyfriend, Travis, and decompress before my semester starts in a couple of weeks. From now on, my goal is to post at least twice a week. Onto business as usual, […]

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Tips for the Gilman Scholarship

When I found out about the Gilman Scholarship, I had around 10 days to complete my Statement of Purpose and my Proposal for my Follow On Service Project. It was a very stressful 10 days, so here comes my first piece of advice: Do NOT procrastinate. These essays take time to critically think about and develop good ideas […]

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The Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship is a scholarship sponsored by the U.S. Department of State. To qualify for the Gilman Scholarship, you must meet these guidelines: You must be a U.S. Citizen. Be receiving a Federal Pell Grant or have proof that you will be receiving one in the term you are studying abroad. Applying to a […]

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