Student Tips For Making The Most Of Your Study Abroad Program In Italy

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You’re in a whole new country. Typically, you’ve come to expand your horizons, and that’s exactly what you’re doing, but the irony is that you have also shrunk your immediate social world. You don’t speak the local language (yet), so befriending random people is out of the question. You don’t really talk to your classmates because, believe it or not, as curious as they might be about you foreigners, they’re too timid to speak to you. Some countries are exceptions, though. Some people are exceptions too.

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I studied Spanish for a semester in Madrid in college and really enjoyed it. Madrid is a huge city – but I really had the best study abroad experience there. I think the key to enjoying your study abroad experience – no matter where you go – is actually getting away from the group and into the city on your own. I loved just hanging out at the bars and wandering the streets by myself. Madrid and Barcelona are my two favorite cities in the world now because I spent so much time there on my study abroad.

When the study abroad program in Japan ended, I was actually very sad. Before I went, I was not sure I would fit in and like the program, but this was absolutely the most rewarding study abroad experience ever.

Climate Control Storage: Chances are you’re not going to be living abroad for the rest of your life. If you think you’ll return your best option is to put your stuff in climate control storage. That way when you come back it will be safe and ready. You could also sell it, give it away or let your family hold on to your possessions in the meanwhile.

Where will you live? Many students like to live in a dorm with other American students while they study abroad, but you will have much better experiences if you live with a family or rent an apartment. Other students prefer to live in the dorms intermingled with the local students, giving them a chance to make new friends, learn the language, and experience the culture.

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