How to Vote Abroad: Don’t be that American that has to tell your foreign friends that you LET Trump win.

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Ok lets be honest, the current state of affairs that is being called the race for the next President of the United States has become a dark joke. Memes flood the Internet mocking the candidates, and debates have become more ‘entertaining’ than reality tv. As funny as this lighthearted attitude seems to be, what the voter turnout numbers are saying about democrats in the current primaries are less humorous than a Fox News broadcast. For all the anti-Trump rhetoric that I see daily on my Facebook I wonder why in the world are the poll numbers so low Democratic (or anyone but Trump) America! Continue reading

Cheat Sheet To Choosing A Study Abroad Program

Half the fun of any journey is in the preparation! This is so relevant to planning for your time studying abroad. I would suggest you start seriously daydreaming about your semester (or year) abroad far in advance. What country do you want to study in? What city? What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to live with a host family? Where do you want to travel to? So head over to your study abroad office, grab a stack of brochures, and get ready to google hours of your life away searching for your perfect program. Continue reading

10 Tips For Studying Abroad

1.Pick a Program

Choices, choices everywhere. The best advice I can give is to choose your program wisely, make sure it is what you want, and try to push the boundaries of your comfort zone. Check out my ‘Cheat Sheet’ To Choosing a Study Abroad Program here!

2. Scholarships

Apply for them! Many schools, honor societies, even study abroad programs have scholarships specifically for students who want to study abroad. Ask your study abroad advisor, and your schools financial aid office if they know of any specific scholarships. Continue reading