European Perks to Take Advantage of Before Returning to the States

Being back in the midwest and neck-deep in 18 credits, it’s easy to remember all the wonderful things I miss about my semester in Europe. There are many wonderful parts of living in the United States, don’t get me wrong. The two that I missed the most had to be supermarkets and leggings-as-pants (and oh…

Must-have apps you need to download before traveling Europe

Ciao ragazzi!! When I think about the fact that college students used to spend a semester in Europe before the invention of smartphones…my mind is blown.  During my four months abroad, I spent more time on my smartphone than I did on my hair (which is saying something).  There were a few times when I…

Cheers Your Way through Europe

Can you guess the single most exciting thing for a 20 year-old American college girl moving to Europe? You guessed it.  The drinking age. Not that all my interests revolved around hitting the booze, but it definitely was an added bonus.  Growing up in a country that allows you to die in a war, get…

How to Pack for a Semester Abroad

Personally, I think the hardest part about moving abroad for a semester was figuring out how to pack.  I spent weeks stressing over every last item, worried that all the American products and conveniences I was used to wouldn’t be available in Italy.  Luckily, I had a few good friends who had been abroad previous…