How To Go Abroad Without Going Broke [WEBINAR]

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It’s hard to believe, but an entire school year has passed since Mike Restiano started giving this blog some extra “colour” (as well as an extra “u,” here and there).

Yes, for the past 9 months, Mike has detailed his year abroad studying at Oxford. From little things (like groceries and packing) to big things (like trips around Europe), he’s covered everything that trips up students like him while abroad—and now he’s going to share his lessons with you in SALT’s latest free webinar. …

3 Ways To Avoid Going Broke When Moving Overseas

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I only have a measly 10 days left in Oxford!

I’ve done my best to live it up without spending too much money. (Example A: Yesterday, my friends and I picnicked on the Blenheim Palace’s lawns. We could’ve paid £16 to go in the palace, but for that price, we were happy to stare at it from the outside.)

Despite all of the sappy (yet fun) things I’ve been doing, one thing is weighing heavier on my mind than my final essay for the term.

Soon, I’m going to have to move across the Atlantic. Again.…

The Difference Between “Splurging” And “Wasting”

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At this point in term, you see quite a few “finalists” (seniors in Oxford lingo) running about in their lavish gowns, preparing to take their last exams. Normally, finals aren’t that big a deal in the states, but here, your actual final exam is cumulative over the course of 3 years—and determines whether you actually get your degree.

Talk about pressure!…

The Red Doesn’t Go Away (Even If You Go Study Abroad)

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After my epic fail(s), things were looking up as I got deeper into mid-Trinity term (i.e., late April to late June, for you non-Brits). There were no nasty exams, the weather was absolutely beautiful, and I even had the chance to play croquet (an Oxford tradition).

And to top it all off, I got offered a dream internship for the summer. It was at a New York City ad agency doing account management: 10 weeks, paid, good company, and just about everything else a working college student could want.

It was everything I wanted … and I had to turn it down. So much for having a good week, right?…

Why I Sacrificed My Spring Break Traversing Europe

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Unlike my last few posts, this one is not being typed in a sketchy (yet cozy) European hostel or in a plane 50,000 feet in the air.

I’m writing it back home in Massachusetts, with nothing but a giant stuffed dog in my room to keep me company. I’m not quite sure how the dog got here, but if I had to guess, I’d say it was my parents’ attempt to replace me while I was gone.

Good to know they love me as much as a stuffed animal.…

Groceries Are Your Best Friends When Abroad

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I’m going to be a little dogmatic here and just come right out and say that, in general, food is the largest expense that any college student has.

Coffees before class, sushi lunches with friends, birthday dinners, and a pint or 5 at the pub all make the collegiate world go round. Full bellies and over-stimulated (or distorted, depending on your beverage) minds are the key components of our anatomy.

But if you haven’t heard already, food can end up costing you a ton of money. And when you’re abroad, it’s even worse.…