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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.

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...

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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...

Tips for spending less money on food and eating out when you're traveling. Budget travel tips to spend less on food while traveling

How to Save Money on Food While Traveling

Budget travelers are always looking for ways to cut their costs while traveling. You want to have the best experience that you can, but need to save money when...

How to Keep in Touch with Family While Studying Abroad

How to Keep in Touch With Family and Friends While Studying Abroad

Even if you’re having a great time, you’ll of course want to speak with your family and friends back home while you’re studying abroad. You’ll...

These apps will help make your study abroad semester easier and your travel plans go smoothly. These apps will help you split costs with your study abroad friends, book cheap travel, get around your city, and do well in classes.

13 Must-Have Smartphone Apps for Studying Abroad

You already use your smartphone constantly in your day-to-day life back in the US, and just because you’re studying abroad doesn’t mean it will be any...

8 Things to Do at the End of Your Study Abroad Semester - before your study abroad experience is over, do these 8 things to finish your semester off smoothly.

8 Things to Do Before the End of Your Study Abroad Semester

So, the moment you’ve been dreading has finally arrived. You’re about to wrap up  your finals and your flight back to the good ole US of A is only a few...

10 Must- Do Things for Your Summer Study Abroad

10 Must-Do’s for Your Summer Study Abroad Semester

The summer just may be the best time of year to study abroad– the weather is great, you get to wear your brightest summer threads, and longer days mean even more...