As I explored a bit in a previous post, I’m working on creating a healthier lifestyle for myself, and diet is a big part of that. I’ve been eating vegetarian (actually pescatarian because I need my sushi!) and avoiding unhealthy, sugary snacks as much as I can. I’ve been pondering reducing my dairy intake recently as well, even though (and perhaps because) at the moment it makes up a major portion of what I eat.
After I got home from my last trip abroad, I deactivated my Facebook account. It had been contributing to a negative state of mind for a few months, so I knew it had to go. While my Instagram, Pinterest, and Snapchat accounts are still active, I typically don’t have them installed on my phone, and I try to avoid spending time on them as much as possible.
Here are the biggest benefits I’ve found since minimizing social media’s influence on my life.
Solo travel doesn’t have to be scary or expensive. Here are eight compelling reasons you should start planning your first solo trip today.
Time for a quick life update! I’m off crutches now, so I can move around a lot more easily—just in time for the arrival of beautiful spring weather (we were getting blizzards here less than two weeks ago!). I have just a couple more weeks of being careful on my foot. I’m looking forward to getting back to working out and swing dancing very soon, both of which I have missed a lot.
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.
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Will I be lonely during study abroad?
The short answer: If you don’t want to be, no!
One of the first questions people asked me when I told them I was studying abroad was, “Are you going with other people from your school?”