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The Ultimate Round-Up of Study Abroad Tips

January 5, 2018

Winter break is good for many reasons – snow days, hot chocolate, and NO SCHOOL! For me, winter break is absolutely amazing in that I have so much time to prep for my impending semester abroad. No lie, I spend hours upon hours on Pinterest and YouTube daily figuring out the best study abroad tips to carry with me to the UK.

As a result, today’s post is a compilation of all of the resources I’ve found in my research. There are just so many amazing college bloggers and writers and creators out there talking about their experiences.

These tips are magic, guys! My entire study abroad application & preparation experience would have been a million times worse without them.

Deciding to Study Abroad Tips

Just Gigi – Everything You Need to Know About Study Abroad

Miss Adventures Abroad – 6 Factors to Consider Before You Choose Where to Study Abroad

Molly On the Move – 10 Reasons to Study Abroad

Blissful Gal – A Beginner’s Guide to Studying Abroad

Samanthability – Why You Need to Study Abroad in College

Study Abroad and Beyond – Types of Study Abroad Programs

Budgeting & Scholarships

The Abroad Guide – How to Calculate the Total Cost of Your Study Abroad Semester

Packs Light – Study Abroad Scholarships: How I Won $40,000 In Study Abroad Scholarships, and How You Can Too

DeAndrea da Ashanelle – Ten Study Abroad Scholarships

The College Tourist – 9 Things You Forgot to Include in Your Study Abroad Budget

Samanthability – Save Money While Studying Abroad

Application & Preparation

Yours Truly, Katrina – Applying to Study Abroad as an Engineering Major

A Wanderer’s Adventures – What You Should Include in Your Study Abroad Application

Endless May – How to Prepare to Study Abroad

Macarons & Mascara – 9 Things You Must Consider Before You Leave for Study Abroad

Packing

The Katie Baker – What NOT to Bring: A Study Abroad Packing List

The Swirl – A Girl’s Guide: Packing for Study Abroad

College Tourist – The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

Espresso and Ambition – How to Pack for Study Abroad Part 3: What I Learned

A la Keighla – The Ultimate Study Abroad Packing List

Lilly Like – How to Pack for a Semester Abroad

Weekend Trips/Traveling on a Budget

The Abroad Guide – How to Find Cheap Flights Studying Abroad

Society19 – 9 Tips to Make the Most of Weekend Trips Abroad

Addie Abroad – The Ultimate Guide to Study Abroad Weekend Trips in Europe

Sincerely, Kenz – Guide to Planning Weekend Trips While Studying Abroad

General/Miscellaneous

Miss Adventures Abroad – The Essential Do’s and Don’ts of Studying Abroad

A Wanderer’s Adventures – How to Survive Your First Week as an International Student

DeAndrea da Ashanelle – Five Success Tips for Managing Academics While Abroad

World of Wanderlust – The 36 Best Tips for Traveling in Europe

Globe-trottica – Study Abroad: How to Balance Classes, Traveling, Budget, and Social Life

Up & At Em – Things I Wish I Did Differently When I Studied Abroad

YouTube Videos

tiffanyferg (Honestly, her study abroad videos are my favorite! Check her channel out) – Studying Abroad: Picking a Program, Applying, etc.

Brooke Miccio – Tips for Studying Abroad | My Best Advice for Students Studying Abroad

Damon and Jo – Ten Very Blunt Study Abroad Tips

Tara E. – Packing for Copenhagen | Study Abroad

Jordyn Rebecca – How to Study Abroad: What to Pack + Travel Tips!

Study Abroad Tips – Final Thoughts

Those are all of the tips I found on studying abroad! I’m the biggest believer in preparing before entering any situation, so all of these resources have been lifesavers for me. Reading all of these posts and watching study abroad vlogs makes me feel so pumped to hop on that flight to LHR in a couple of weeks!

I’ll get real for a second with you guys though – I’m really, really nervous. I know that I shouldn’t be and that this will be a great experience, but I’ve never been to any part of Europe before so I’m not sure how well I’ll adjust. The nerves that are brewing inside of me are the only thing I haven’t found a Pinterest article for yet, so if you know of one please send it my way!

Hopefully, this master list will be of help regarding everything study abroad. I’ll be updating this page regularly when I find new content, and maybe you’ll find inspo to travel yourself.

Do you have any advice for study abroad?

The Ultimate Round-Up of Study Abroad Tips - Yours Truly, Katrina || A compilation of tips for any student studying abroad!

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  • DeAndrea Martin

    Thanks for featuring me in your post. I wish I had these resources before I studied abroad it would have been so much easier.

  • Thank you for featuring me in your post, Katrina! And don’t worry, it’s totally normal to be nervous. I’m going to be real with you and tell you that I wasn’t that worried until I actually landed, haha. But I know it can be a nerve-wracking experience. I know you’re going to have an awesome experience! If you have any questions or need tips (or simply someone to talk to!) about life in the UK and traveling in England, let me know! 🙂

  • Becca La Creta

    Thanks for the link, Katrina! Here’s to a great experience abroad – you’ll have some good days, you’ll have some bad days, but you will 100% learn so much from this experience (like… drinking out of a fire hose kind of learning). If you have a couple of crappy days, you’re human! And, probably most importantly, everyone has a “what the hell have I done” moment before moving abroad. You’ve got this, and you’re probably abroad now (or will be soon)… but here is a little post that might help a little bit with the surviving the nervousness thing: https://www.studyabroadandbeyond.com/what-the-hell-moment/ Safe travels and have an amazing experience!