Your year abroad goes by in the blink of an eye…
When it comes time to pack up your things and make that bittersweet journey home, there will still be a ton of things you wish you’d had time to do, places you wish you’d seen and moments you didn’t get a chance to experience.
So, to help make sure you make the absolute most of the last few days or weeks of your travels, we’ve compiled a ‘year abroad bucket list’ of sorts, so you can leave with no regrets and memories to last a lifetime. (more…)
This blog was submitted by: Andy Steves.
The highlight of any trip comes from the experience of connecting with others from different backgrounds that you meet while on your travels. It’s so easy to just stay in the British bubble, and it is just that much more rewarding to break out of it. The British Bubble provides comfort in an otherwise strange environment, yet prevents you from experiencing the country you’ve chosen to visit to the fullest.
You’d be amazed to find that though people may be different on a surface level, ultimately they are exactly like yourself. Ask about where they go on a Saturday night, what their views on politics are, how they celebrate holidays, where they want to live when they “grow up,” etc. It’s these types of connections that can bring the world closer together, and it’s this kind of cultural understanding that can make positive differences for our future.
Here are some tips to bridge those cultural gaps:
The fictional Phileas Fogg travelled round the world in 80 days; in 1890 whilst Journo Nellie Bly completed it in 72; in 2014, the idea of travelling around the word is increasingly becoming more and more popular. No matter what type of traveler you think you are there’s something amazing in travelling to a number of countries in just one trip. The question is where do you begin? Well let us congratulate you, you’re making the right steps, we’ve got you covered so sit back and get a pen a paper together for some top tips! (more…)
A gap year abroad is a unique opportunity to escape your familiar surroundings and push yourself to discover, learn and develop as a person. You could take a road trip across America, backpack around Europe, teach English as a foreign language somewhere exotic – or do something really unusual that will change your life and make you stand out amongst other gap year travellers. In this article, I’ve skipped over the roads-more-travelled to bring you a selection of more unusual ideas for your year out. For an introduction to gap year travel, you can check out Student Money Saver’s guide to gap year travel as you start to think about jetting off. (more…)
The job market continues to be super competitive which is why gaining international work experience will broaden your career prospects when you return to the UK. Working abroad allows you the opportunity to enhance yourself on a personal and professional level. If you needed to get some inspiration then check out our benefits of having international work experience. (more…)
Many of us find that once we go on holiday we immediately regret bring those 3 tops we never wore and half the suitcase of things we never used. Studying abroad isn’t any different, you don’t want to be the girl or boy who has to throw things away because you didn’t need it. So if you’re off to study abroad soon here is the ultimate guide of the NO DON’T PACK list, so that you can make room for the more important things. (more…)
Travelling solo can be one of the most liberating journeys one can ever take however it doesn’t take away from the fact that it can be a nerve wracking experience. Being a solo traveler doesn’t have to be daunting and to make sure you get the most out of your adventure here are some top tips to ensure you have a memorable experience when travelling solo. (more…)
Holi is one of the major festivals in India, which symbolizes the victory of good over evil and also marks the arrival of spring, a season of new beginnings. Visiting India to celebrate Holi is a great idea – you will have a fun-filled experience with enthusiastic people; but make sure you aren’t scared of getting drenched in colors and water!