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Travel preparation

17 articles
How do I prepare for a study abroad trip? 12 tips
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Studying abroad is an unforgettable adventure. Period. But before you can become proficient in the l...

What to do when a trip doesn’t go as planned: 4 tips for travel hiccups
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Living and studying abroad is a wonderful experience you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Of c...

How to pack like a boss – 10 invaluable tips from experienced travelers
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Ever found yourself desperately stuffing your bag with a random set of clothes a few hours before da...

How to pack for a year abroad (and why you should start getting ready now)
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When it comes to packing for an extended period of time away, there is no such thing as ‘too soon’. ...

Trains, planes, and automobiles – the best songs for travel
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Few things go together like music and travel. A good song can take you further than any plane, train...

How to live like a local (and feel at home from day one)
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It’s easy to feel alone, confused and even a little scared when moving to a new city. It takes a whi...

Travel like a pro: Packing checklist for any kind of trip
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We’ve all been there – arriving at our destination after a long journey only to unpack and realize t...

10 tips for navigating international airports
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Travel is perhaps the most exciting thing you can do. New destinations offer new experiences, new fr...

How to be new in a new city
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The idea of moving abroad and starting life in a new city might be daunting, but it’s also a super e...

NorCal vs. SoCal: what’s the big deal?
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“California, the land of avocados, the great outdoors and the world’s best city – San Francisco…”“Ho...

5 ways traveling changes your concept of “home”
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Do you know what the traveler’s most feared question is? “Where are you from?” Yep, seems fairly com...

Global citizen stories: Could Newton make you a more responsible traveler?
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As Sir Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion states, “For every action, there is an equal and opposite ...