Studying in North Carolina was one of the best experiences of my life and a real eye-opener for someone who had never flown alone before and had only ever experienced the Orlando version of America. From Frat parties to International dorms, I was thrown right in at the deep end with the most bizarre culture shock you can imagine. Here are some of the things I wish someone had told me before I set off. … More Top Tips for Studying Abroad in the United States
Before studying abroad, I had never flown alone, had never travelled without a suitcase and I had never even had to change flights before. A lifetime of package holidays and having everything sorted out for me had made me lazy. Flying out to North Carolina to start my semester (eventually year) abroad I was suddenly faced with visas, flight changes, solo travelling, finding cheap flights and above all working out how to fit my entire life into one tiny suitcase. … More How Studying Abroad Kickstarted my Travelling.