Traveling abroad should be a magical time for learning a new culture and meeting new people. Let actual college students help you plan the perfect study abroad experience.

Some of us need to convince our parents to let us go. Others only worry about whether to choose American College in Dublin or the Danish Institute in Copenhagen.

Our writers have traveled everywhere from Italy and Spain to rural Japan and Uganda.

We know exactly what to pack for your study abroad trip so you don’t call your parents back home begging for them to pay insane shipping fees for your favorite pair of shoes.