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
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
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
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?