Outside Perspectives

3 Ways to Save Money While Studying Abroad

By: Rachel Bowman Traveling and doing as much as possible, while also spending as little money as possible has been one of my biggest goals while studying abroad. Now that I’m three quarters of the way done, I feel like I’ve had enough experience doing so, so I’d like to share some of my tips… Continue reading 3 Ways to Save Money While Studying Abroad

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Outside Perspectives

A Student Defies the Reasons Not to Study Abroad with Friends

By: Kylie Finnigan Growing up, I knew my dream was to study abroad in London. Through the college application process I kept that in mind; the only schools I applied to were schools that I knew could get me to London. For years, I had always pictured my study abroad experience in London to be… Continue reading A Student Defies the Reasons Not to Study Abroad with Friends

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Definitely a Treat: American Student Discovers U.K. Celebrates Halloween

By: Alexa Hoffman For anyone wondering, yes—London does celebrate Halloween. It’s a bit weird how I found out. I had first realized because I started seeing decorations in a lot of the main shopping stores. For instance, there’s a store called Flying Tiger which is basically the U.K. version of 5 Below, and they had… Continue reading Definitely a Treat: American Student Discovers U.K. Celebrates Halloween

Outside Perspectives

A Student Discovers Nightlife, Hostels and Community in Belgium

By: Rachel Bowman While I had liked to think of myself as well traveled before my study abroad trip, I had only left the country a few times and mostly had traveled within the states. Coming to Amsterdam is the most traveling I had ever done, and actually planning a trip to another country from… Continue reading A Student Discovers Nightlife, Hostels and Community in Belgium

Outside Perspectives

A Student’s Experience at London Fashion Week

By: Alexa Hoffman The most exciting thing that I’ve done so far is work at London Fashion Week. As it has to do with my major, I was thrilled that I had the opportunity to help out with such a great event. Through my Fashion Styling tutor, we were able to help dress models and… Continue reading A Student’s Experience at London Fashion Week

Outside Perspectives

Meet the Whitmanythoughts Bloggers

This is an exciting and monumental time for Sarawhitmanythoughts. This our first time having guest bloggers! Over the next few months, we will be hearing from some lovely ladies who ventured off to a new land and want to share their experiences. Without further adieu, here are our featured study abroad students. Where are you… Continue reading Meet the Whitmanythoughts Bloggers

Outside Perspectives

A Reflection on Returning to School After Studying Abroad

Summer has vanished, fall has arrived and college students are in the full swing of the semester. For some students, this semester is more difficult than ever because it is their first time back at school after studying abroad. It's not an easy transition; many students face reverse culture shock when they come back home… Continue reading A Reflection on Returning to School After Studying Abroad

Thoughts, Travel

A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

My semester abroad in Australia lasted over a year. I extended my study abroad journey by becoming an AIFS Alumni Ambassador during my senior year of college. At the end of the program, AIFS had ambassadors write letters to the potential new liaisons at our schools. I thought publishing my letter may encourage others to… Continue reading A Letter to Future Study Abroad Ambassadors

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Back to Rome: Italy and Spain 2016

Have you been on a trip that was so perfect it feels like a distant dream? Or had an experience that makes you want to claw through time and space to get back to it? That is exactly how I feel about my study abroad trip in Rome during July of 2016. The trip took… Continue reading Back to Rome: Italy and Spain 2016

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Back to Rome: Ibiza Night 3

Sarah, Chrissy, Lauren, Mitch and I had some time to use before heading to the first nightlife area of the night, a beachside bar called Bora Bora. Naturally, we decided to shop around the strip and buy some good ‘ole touristy things. I ended up getting a shot glass in which to put my sea… Continue reading Back to Rome: Ibiza Night 3