My first visit to Wales was towards the end of my semester in England, so I was trying to 1) fit in as many places as possible and 2) spend as little money as possible. The result was one inexpensive day in Wales’s capital, Cardiff.
When I was thinking about studying abroad, cost was a major consideration. I quickly ruled out programs that cost far beyond my tuition at home as I would be paying for my program myself.
What are the major expenses when it comes to study abroad? How much money do you need to make it through a semester? What does it cost to travel? And how can you save money while overseas?
Here are the most important things I learned about spending and saving while studying abroad.
One of the biggest challenges of selecting a study abroad program from a range of choices is that, unlike when you are choosing a university as a high schooler, you can’t visit the different options and get a feel for which one you like best.