Archive for the ‘Studying Abroad’ Category

Cinque Terre Travel: Bad Luck, or Good Adventure?

Cinque Terre Travel: Bad Luck, or Good Adventure?
I huddled with my friends in a corner of the Ventimiglia train station on the cold floor, waiting to be rescued. The station was dim. Clumps of people sat on the floor muttering to themselves. I glanced at the departure list, hoping for any updates but the word “soppresso” flashed menacingly...
October 28th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Italy, Studying Abroad | Read More

French Riviera Travel | Finding Nature, in the midst of Cannes’ Glamour

French Riviera Travel | Finding Nature, in the midst of Cannes’ Glamour
The French Riviera is known for many things – celebrities, designer stores, and great weather– but nature is not really one of them. The ritzy lifestyle of Cannes is a bit out of my element – I had never seen so many things like fashionably dressed people or expensive cars. After a few weeks...
October 14th, 2010 | Adventure Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Featured, Fitness & Workouts, France, Studying Abroad | Read More

Practice French Before You Visit France: 5 Easy Language Tips

Practice French Before You Visit France: 5 Easy Language Tips
Heading off to France and can’t remember your “s’il vous plaît” from “je voudrais”? Was that deux or douze euros? Did she tell me to turn right or left? Before I jetted off to France for the semester, I knew that I would have to do something to practice my French. I needed to review everyday...
September 2nd, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, France, Studying Abroad | Read More

Dispatches: A Minnesota Girl Goes to France…and India…for a Year

Dispatches: A Minnesota Girl Goes to France…and India…for a Year
When I tell people my travel plans for this year, they seem to understand the appeal of France and the Cote D’Azur, but then they ask me the inevitable question, “So, why India?” accompanied by a polite, yet bemused, expression. I can’t really blame them. I’m from northern Minnesota –...
August 19th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Studying Abroad | Read More

How To Choose a Spanish School in Guatemala

How To Choose a Spanish School in Guatemala
Blair Hickman is spending six weeks in Guatemala–traveling, learning Spanish and strengthening her chakras–before grad school starts in September. Catch her dispatches from the road every other Tuesday. In high school, I took two years of Spanish. Our teacher was actually from Spain and,...
August 17th, 2010 | Central and South America, City Travel, Dispatches from the Road, Studying Abroad | Read More

7 Ways to Boost Your Foreign Lingo

7 Ways to Boost Your Foreign Lingo
When Lost Girl Ashley Cheng moved to Taiwan a few months ago, she set a few simple language rules to make sure she stayed on top of her Mandarin. Picking up a second language can be really tough, especially if you’re not living in a country that speaks the language. Try Ashley’s quick tips...
March 15th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Studying Abroad, Taiwan | Read More

Lost in Spain: Favorite Spots in Madrid

Lost in Spain: Favorite Spots in Madrid
By Molly Gallagher LG Travel Correspondent Malasa’a and Bilbao are about 15 minutes away from Sol (the center of the city) in Madrid. For me they had the perfect combination of liveliness as well as relaxation. At any time of the day you can find local Madrilenos shopping, sitting in cafes or eating...
January 27th, 2010 | Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Spain, Studying Abroad, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Three Tips for Studying Abroad

Three Tips for Studying Abroad
We’d like to introduce you to another member of The Lost Girls’ team, our new European Correspondent Jessica, a Public Relations student at Quinnipiac University, CT. She loves to read and write, and since she was 16 she knew she had a passion for traveling. After saving up for what seemed...
January 15th, 2010 | Budget Travel, Lost Girl of the Week, Spain, Studying Abroad | Read More

Lost in Spain: Host Family 101

Lost in Spain: Host Family 101
By Molly Gallagher LG International Correspondent Living with a host family is not an easy task. It is never 100 percent comfortable, because their house will never feel like your own. However, there are ways to make your stay the best it can be. After living with a host mom for almost four months I...
December 30th, 2009 | Dispatches from the Road, Spain, Studying Abroad, Walking | Read More

Lost in Africa: Molly Gallagher Explores Morocco

Lost in Africa: Molly Gallagher Explores Morocco
By Molly Gallagher LG International Correspondent When I arrived to Morocco I had no idea what to expect. I traveled to the country through a group called Morocco Exchange. The program is meant to give Americans a better understanding of Islam and the cultural differences that exist. I knew nothing...
November 25th, 2009 | Blogging Your Trip, Dispatches from the Road, Food & Wine, Morocco, Studying Abroad | Read More