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A Guide to Electronics Abroad

by Heather Robinette / Mar 16, 2016 /
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Studying abroad is an exciting time, and a lot of preparation is needed in preparing to live in another country for an extended period of time. One small detail that can easily be overlooked is how you plan to power your electronics while you are away from home. This can easily be taken for granted and not thought of until it is too late, aka your first night abroad. Although seemingly simple, you do want to make sure you have a good understanding of electricity before trying to power anything.

An insider’s guide to studying in London

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Making the decision to pack up your laptop, a bag of clothes, and a heap of textbooks, and head to a completely different country in order to study can be incredibly exciting, yet daunting. The chances are you won’t know anybody at all, so how can you ensure you make the most of your time abroad? The best way, of course, is to choose your location, and educational establishment, wisely.

A Sneak Peek at Shopping in London

by Heather Robinette / Feb 22, 2016 /
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Studying abroad provides you a unique opportunity to live in another country for a period of time. Unlike short vacations, you have the opportunity to live like a local and have the time to not only sight see, but spend time shopping. While I was abroad, I was able to spend time shopping at stores unique to London and stores you can also find in the United States. I’ve put together a list with information about some of the stores I visited, including ones I recommend checking out! 

#StudyAbroadBecause You Can Make a Country Your Home

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Tera Sabatino is a senior at the University of Pittsburgh. She is a History major with a concentration in 20th century history and will be starting nursing school in the fall. She notes, "after studying abroad, I caught the travel bug and would love to spend time being a travelling nurse." 

Tera Sabatino: #StudyAbroadBecause You Can Make a Country Your Home

#StudyAbroadBecause... Life is too short for regrets

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Kirsten Maxwell runs Kids Are A Trip, which is a family travel resource sharing tips and advice about travel with children in hopes of helping other families plan their vacations. She notes, "We are a Chicago-based family with three boys who love to explore the world around us. We believe travel in itself is an education and we hope to educate ourselves and others as we share our experiences and adventures around the world."

#StudyAbroadBecause... You Deserve To See The World

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Katarina Klett is a third-year chemical engineering student at the University of Pittsburgh. At school, she works as a calculus tutor in the Math Assistance Center (MAC) and as a Peer Advisor for the Swanson School of Engineering. When not at the MAC or in the engineering building, she can be found in the Adipose Stem Cell Center, where Katarina worked as a Student Researcher since the summer following her freshman year.

#StudyAbroadBecause... It will make you fall in love with the world!

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Maria Haase is an Online Marketing Consultant during the day and Travel Writer at night. Born and raised in Germany, she decided to move to the US, first as a High School Exchange Student and later to study Business in San Diego. Between degrees, Maria also spent 6 months doing an internship in Beijing, China, where she discovered her passion for Blogging and Online Marketing.

Best Study Abroad Advice From One Who's Been There

Best Study Abroad Advice From One Who's Been There

My best advice for students who are going abroad: 

(1) Secure your finances.

(2) Secure your finances.

(3) Know how to call the emergency number wherever you are.

#StudyAbroadBecause Diversity

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Charles Kronk (charleskronk.com) is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh majoring in bioinformatics with focuses in German studies, international studies, neuroscience, computer science, web development, statistics, biology, chemistry, global health studies, European politics and theatre arts (because choosing any one thing was just too difficult).

Study Abroad Tip: Dress to Impress … And Reap the Rewards

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Students are not known to be the tidiest bunch out there. When each day, your date is only with the library and a stack of books, there is understandably a reluctance to dress up. Indeed, for those forced to wear school uniforms, there is probably a significant amount of relief in finally being able to cast of those uniforms once school life is final over.

Study Abroad Tip: Dress to Impress … And Reap the Rewards

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