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Monday, December 26, 2016

Student Studying Abroad: I've Gone Through This Twice and Lived to Tell the Tale by Carl Thorne


  • Always, always, always go through the school's study aboard program to sign up for a program.
  • Forget about the semester aboard having "real" classes that will count toward their major. They  are studying aboard for the experience of studying abroad. 
  • Forget EurailPasses. EasyJet and Ryan Air are the way to travel inside Europe.
  • I chose not to activate an international calling plan. Facebook Messenger worked fine for video calling.
  • We replaced the sim card in her iPhone with a local one that gave her a data plan. She now had a local phone number that the school and her fellow students could use to call her.
  • "Big" purchases were made with an American Express card because there were no currency transaction fees.
  • My student's checking account was a joint one with me. That meant I could easily transfer money from my checking account to her's.