The best part of traveling to new countries is experiencing different cultures and ways of life. Fortunately that means trying new incredible food and deliciousness. Any world traveler will tell you that no two cities are the same in terms of the local cuisine. Many people know that Spain is famous for their Iberian ham and rice dishes, but there’s much more to that glorious country.
Picking up and leaving home for 3 months seemed a lot easier before I had to start packing and get on the plane. Eventually I would be landing in a foreign country alone, uncomfortable with the language and waiting for someone to pick me up and take me to my house for the next few months.
When I first decided to study abroad, I had no idea that I would absorb so much from the experience. Getting involved with CEA has helped me with my résumé, communication skills, and my passion for travel.
Studying abroad will be a rewarding experience, but more goes into pre-departure planning than just what goes in your suitcase. Once abroad, you’ll want to focus on relaxing (and studying of course!), so it’s worth making careful preparations in advance to avoid being caught off-guard. Here are three “before you go” tasks you can’t afford to forget.