Archive for the ‘Studying Abroad’ Category

London on a Student Budget

By Katie Marpe Special to The Lost Girls A visit to London can benefit a college student in many ways: the city has a rich history, a great music scene, friendly people, and there is always a pub within stumbling distance. However, there is one thing London definitely will not benefit: a student’s...
April 20th, 2012 | Budget Travel, England, Europe, Studying Abroad | Read More

Study Abroad Disaster: How to Learn From A Bad Weekend Trip

By Katie Marpe Special to the Lost Girls My weekend holiday to Brighton can be described as the trip when everything went wrong and everything went right. I was studying abroad in England, and my first big trip out of my Canterbury-comfort-zone was to Brighton, a gorgeous beach town known for its pebble...
March 16th, 2012 | England, Studying Abroad | Read More

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways

The Sad State of the American Gap Year – And Why We Should Change Our Ways
By Rachel Friedman Special to The Lost Girls There’s a beloved statistic bandied about by travelers, sometimes behind our backs but mostly right in front of our faces, an open challenge: “Only 5 percent of Americans have passports.” Cue non-American looking aghast. The number changes depending...
July 19th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Solo Travel, Studying Abroad, Working Abroad | Read More

Trouble and Enchantment in Portugal: Adventures in Lisbon and Sintra

Trouble and Enchantment in Portugal: Adventures in Lisbon and Sintra
By Kathryn Robinson LG Intern Portugal and I have a strange relationship. When my friend Molly and I were planning our three-week jaunt across Europe before being launched face-first into finals at the University of Edinburgh, it seemed the perfect country to begin with. After months of Scotland drear...
July 12th, 2011 | Portugal, Studying Abroad | Read More

Meditative Mountains: Learning Yoga and Meditation in India

Meditative Mountains: Learning Yoga and Meditation in India
by Melissa Bressler Special to Lost Girls World “There is definitely a mosquito on my leg,” I think to myself. “Yup, definitely there, and definitely biting me through my pants. Can I kill it? Total yoga failure if I kill it, right? There’s no way mosquito warfare is cool mid-meditation session....
May 3rd, 2011 | Asia, Fitness & Workouts, India, Spiritual Travel, Studying Abroad | Read More

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India

20 Reasons Why You Should Visit India
When I first informed people that I would spend a semester studying abroad in Kolkata, they usually didn’t understand why I would want to go to India. They would have that polite yet bemused expression, suggesting India was not a reasonable place to visit for an extended period of time. As I explained...
April 14th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

Speak Like an Aussie: Slang for Down Under

Yelena Galstyan, a magazine journalism student at Syracuse University, is taking a study abroad semester at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. Her first piece in a series about her observations in the land down under provides a lesson on Aussie slang. It took me all of two days in Brisbane...
April 7th, 2011 | Australia, Australia/New Zealand/Pacific, Destinations, Studying Abroad | Read More

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India

8 Things You Should Know Before You Go to India
After a semester of French on the beaches of Cannes, I’m now settled in Kolkata (Calcutta), India for the next 4 months on another study abroad. I’m here with 11 other students from my college, and we’ve a whirlwind month of traveling, sightseeing, and settling down in Kolkata. India is as thrilling...
January 27th, 2011 | Dispatches from the Road, India, Studying Abroad | Read More

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs
Cape Town, South Africa By: Laura Malandra Backpacking through Europe, living on a cruise ship through Semester at Sea, and language immersion programs are some great ways to explore the globe. Studying abroad is one of the most unique and memorable ways to spend a semester of college. However, have...
January 25th, 2011 | South Africa, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

5 Ways to Help Cope with Reverse Culture Shock

5 Ways to Help Cope with Reverse Culture Shock
Saying goodbye to France, my home over the past 3.5 months for my study abroad, was not easy. It’s never easy to say goodbye to your host country, especially after all the crazy adventures, amazing people, and unforgettable moments. It’s hard to accept that your new reality is about to turn into...
December 24th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, France, Studying Abroad | Read More