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Jess Dante

Jess is the Editor-in-Chief of The Abroad Guide. After studying abroad in Belgium during her junior year of college, she caught the travel bug. Her experiences include volunteering in Nicaragua, backpacking through Europe, and a year-long adventure in Italy, and she's now settled in London.

Accommodation options for traveling while studying abroad

4 Hostel Alternatives to Try While Studying Abroad

The infamous hostel can be a study abroad student’s best friend, as they’re budget friendly and staying in one can be a fun way to meet other travelers. But...

Weekend trip ideas for students studying abroad in Florence, Italy. Prague is such a fun city to visit as a student, it's cheap and has great nightlife.

11 Weekend Trips to Take While Studying Abroad in Florence

Studying abroad in Florence? Awesome— I bet you’re starting to think about planning your weekend trips. There’s so much choice but it’s hard to know what...

How to Make Friends with Locals Study Abroad - these tips will help you to meet new local friends in your study abroad city.

How to Make Friends With the Locals While Studying Abroad

One of the best and most rewarding things you can do while studying abroad is to make friends with the locals in your city. Why you should make friends with locals while...

How to stay healthy and not gain weight while studying abroad

How to Avoid Gaining the “Study Abroad 15”

You’ve heard of the freshman 15, but how about the “study abroad 15”? With the new environment that you’ll be living in while studying abroad,...

How to Get a Cheap Master's Degree Abroad - Getting a Master's Degree in Sweden. You can get a Master's Degree in Europe cheaper than you would in the United States by studying in Sweden.

How to Get Your Master’s Degree in Sweden (for Cheap)

I’ve written this really-long-but-very-thorough guide to getting your Master’s Degree in Sweden in collaboration with Study in Sweden — an official resource on...

Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Study Abroad Students

17 Stocking Stuffer Ideas for Students Studying Abroad

For students studying abroad next year, the holidays are the perfect opportunity to ask for gifts that can be used during their study abroad semester. These gifts ideas...

Best gifts to give to someone studying abroad - what to give a student who will be studying abroad soon.

11 Gift Ideas for Students Studying Abroad

Whether searching for a gift for the holidays or for a unique and useful birthday gift, our Traveler Gift Guide series will help you find the perfect one. We also have...

How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship While Studying Abroad

How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you CAN’T pass up, but it can be tempting to when you’re in a relationship with the guy or girl of...

8 Smart Pieces of Tech to Get Before Going Abroad

While I’m a big believer in not spending your entire semester or trip behind your iPhone screen or camera lens, there are some pieces of tech that can not only improve...

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10 Things to Do Before Moving to Europe

Whether studying abroad for a few weeks or planning to move to Europe long term, there’s some preparation that needs to be done before doing so that’s more than just...