Guest Blog: Top 10 Factors to Consider If You Need to Find Housing Abroad

By (Anonymous Guest Contributor)

If your study abroad program does not provide housing, has multiple housing options, or if you decide to extend your stay in a city and need to find accommodation independently, here are some important factors to consider:

1. Safety

A useful way to find out whether a place is safe is to get references from people who have stayed there. Abroad101 itself serves as a database to post reviews. Another useful resource is Transitions Abroad, which also posts past participant reports. Inquire with your individual hosts, too. Continue reading

Celebrating Thanksgiving When You’re Studying Abroad

One of my favorite memories of being in Korea last year was convincing 13 of my brave students to head to a western style restaurant with me to celebrate and enjoy the delicious comforts of a typical American Thanksgiving.  I’m still not sure if they were more nervous about being around so many foreigners, or trying turkey for the first time, which was the case for several of them. Continue reading

SA in Cape Town, SA!!

We love studying abroad (SA) and with all the recent attention we’ve been getting over in South Africa, we wanted to keep the love flowing and encourage you all to consider the 10th most popular place to study abroad, according to our recent compilation of reviews in Abroad101’s first annual study abroad rankingsContinue reading

Five Things to Avoid While Abroad

Here at Abroad101 we always love to give students some good advice on what to do while they’re studying abroad. Well, here’s a few tips on what not to do. Enjoy!

1. Getting Stuck in a Routine

Let’s be honest, routines are boring and no one likes them. You didn’t chose to study abroad to be stuck in the same agenda that you follow at home. This is your opportunity to make the most of your study abroad experience and challenge each day to be a little different, and a little bit more memorable. Break out of the waking up, class, class, class, home, dinner, bed routine and spice up your life a little bit! Find a different route to school one day, or a different way home. Find a new café or store along the way. Just imagine all the neat things you will see and experience if you decide to change up your routine a little bit each day. And, needless to say, you will become a master of all the cool little things your host city has to offer! Continue reading