Leaving Important Information at Home Leaving behind the most important information is absolutely essential for travelling smart. What happens if you get to your destination, and realize you’ve left your folder on the plane? What happens if you end up under a bus, and you have all your account and contact information lodged in your (not […]

Cold feet

No, I’m not getting married. Our departure date is looming, and we’re not quite sure where the time went. Between working and school, our last few weeks have just been zooming by. We’re not sure how we’re supposed to just up and leave our family and friends for 7 months. Nervous? Not me… Luke seems […]


So preparing for a departure of this magnitude can be a crazy and overwhelming process. I want to help. This list can be used for travelers and exchange students alike, as it has helpful information that can be useful to anyone planning a large trip. Ensure you are accepted to your home university’s exchange program.If […]

Creating a budget

LISTEN UP! This is the most important thing you need to do before you even consider going on an exchange. After all, money doesn’t grow on trees (wouldn’t that be nice…). The most important thing to remember when making budgets is…BE HONEST. What do I mean by this? Don’t underestimate. Overestimate wherever you are unsure. There is nothing […]