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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.

How to Start a Blog for Your Study Abroad Semester

Lots of students who study abroad decide to start a travel blog. I highly recommend it– it’s a great idea for so many reasons. It’s a place to record...

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How to Deal with Reverse Culture Shock After Studying Abroad

After spending a semester abroad, American students usually return back to the states and experience something they’ve never felt before. You’ll most likely...

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. Not only will you be a...

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How to Find Cheap Flights For Your Study Abroad Semester

The cost of flying is one of the highest (if not the highest) costs when it comes to traveling. But there are ways to find cheap flights, both from the US and while...

Figure out the total cost of your study abroad semester, including the cost of weekend travel, food, and more while you're abroad. Find out what your study abroad semester will REALLY cost you!

How to Calculate the Cost of Your Study Abroad Semester

Your study abroad semester is going to cost a lot more than just what your program fees are. It’s super important to use the time before your study abroad semester to...

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The Best Hostels in Florence to Book a Bed In

I’m going to be honest, Italy’s renaissance city has a lot of less-than-amazing hostels. To find the best hostels in Florence, it can be hard if you don’t know...

How to study abroad. 10 steps to take to study abroad in college.

How to Study Abroad, in 10 Steps

“I want to find out how to study abroad.” I literally LOVE hearing this statement come from The Abroad Guide community. It does take a lot of time to cover, though!...

10 Important Things to Know Before Studying Abroad in London

I’m gonna be blunt here… you will absolutely flipping love studying abroad in London. This city (my home for the past 4.5 years) offers so much, no matter your...

Why study abroad? How studying abroad is good for you

Why Study Abroad? 9 (Non-Bull Sh*t) Ways It Improves Your Life

Why study abroad? If you don’t have any family members or close friends who studied abroad before you, then you might not know why you should study abroad. It’s hard...

How to study abroad for free. Where you can study abroad for free.

How to study abroad for free – 10 countries where you can do it

Yes… there is a way to study abroad for free. Students often think a semester or year abroad is really expensive, and in many ways, it is, especially for Americans...