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language skills

Making the most of your homestay

Many study abroad programs include the opportunity to stay with a host family rather than living independently or in student housing. It may seem intimidating to spend your entire time abroad in someone else’s home, but I highly recommend staying with a host family if you have the option. It is one of the best … Continue reading »

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Important Phrases to Know

Sitting in Italian class, conjugating the “to be” verb into the imperfect tense, drifting in and out of consciousness, it’s easy to think “When am I ever going to use this?” Study abroad gives you the opportunity to take what you’ve learned in school and find a very rewarding real-life application for it. However, the … Continue reading »

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