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Top 10 Affordable Cities to Study Abroad in 2016

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Studying abroad gives students an excellent opportunity to see the world that is outside their own country, but often, studying abroad can come with a high price tag. In addition to the necessary cost of classes and course materials, if you want to study overseas, you need to also consider the cost of things like food, additional travel, and experiences while you are there to get the most out of your student visas.

When abroad, you’re going to want to enjoy the new city you’re living in. Most study abroad programs don’t provide a meal plan, which you may have been given at your home campus. This leaves you with additional costs you may not have had while studying at your school’s campus. Furthermore, depending on the city and area you visit, you will probably want to make additional weekend trips to explore the cities around you.

Fortunately, there are still some amazing cities that have low costs of living where you can fully enjoy the culture of another country without having to pay an arm and leg. Here are ten of the best affordable cities for you to study abroad in 2016.
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Tips and Tricks to Learning a New Language

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Trying to meet that language requirement to study abroad? Want to make your life easier when traveling or multiply the number of people you are able to talk to in the world. Picking up new languages I realized, is not a natural gift. It is simply a function of your willingness to learn, and the measures you take to put yourself in a position to learn. Here are some simple ways to cut your language learning time with minimal effort.

Common Words

Usually, the 1000 most commonly used words are all that are necessary for achieving a comfortable level of fluency. This can happen within months if you learn a language like Spanish (much easier to learn vocabulary than Chinese, no complicated characters). It helps to start with the 100 most common words first, then 300, and so on. Out of those 1000 most common words (or in addition to those 1000 words) you can easily learn all the words that sound really similar to your native language or any other language you are familiar with.

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3 Money Saving Strategies for Traveling Like a Boss Year-Round

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No one wants to be stuck sitting in one place year after year, I certainly don’t. We all want to travel, but in many cases there’s this illusion that it’s too expensive. Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. Today I’m going to show you three ways you can save money while taking a trip near, far, or even during the dreaded holiday months. Below are three Ways to save money regardless of when or where you’re traveling.

Not only is it possible to save money while traveling, but you can even make money too! How is this possible, you ask? Well, if you find yourself loving the nomadic life, then you can make money blogging by starting your own travel blog. Plenty of people have done this and never stay in one place for long as a result.

Here are some excellent tips to make your trip happen!

1. Booking and Planning Your Flight

For starters, always plan your flights in advance and visit discount websites to find the best possible deals. While connecting flights may be annoying, they can also save you money, so don’t immediately dismiss this option either.

As odd as it sounds, round trip tickets are sometimes cheaper even if you don’t use the return flight. If you can manage to fly in and out of the same airport, you’ll also save some cash.

 

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5 Secrets to Saving Money while Studying Abroad

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Studying abroad will gain you the praise-worthy credentials you always dreamed of, but will lose you heaps of hard-earned greenies. Maybe the credentials are not what you’re after. Maybe it’s just the desire to travel the world, visit a new place, immerse into a new culture, and gain the experience of a lifetime.

Regardless of what your intentions are, you will, at some point, be worried about budget constraints. Add your tuition and living expenses to the cost of travel, visiting tourist attractions, amazing must-try-out foods, events fees, and what not. College life is expensive! And when you’re living abroad, you can forget about a happy wallet full of cash.

So, is there anyway you can save money and spend an adequate amount that will still allow you to do everything you want to? Learn the secrets to saving money and you won’t have to cut down on any fun activity on your list.

1)     Monitor TheExchange Rate: In case you didn’t know (let’s hope you do), the exchange keeps fluctuating from time to time. So, your incoming earnings measured against the currency of your host country could vary overtime. In simple words, there could be times when your home country’s currency converts to a lot of cash and there could be times when the same amount converts to less. If you’re exchanging  a small amount, it might not make a huge difference. But if you’re exchanging a large amount, you might want to check the exchange rate and see if you should wait for a time when your home country’s currency is worth more, or simply apply elsewhere.

2)     Look into Scholarships: Can you work really hard to improve your grades and apply for a scholarship? Almost every school offers scholarship opportunities to students who manage to obtain high grade point averages. Check out your school’s scholarship options and see if you meet those requirements. You could also check out the scholarship directory on GoAbroad.com. These grants could take care of a large portion of your tuition fee and more (depending on what they offer). That way, you won’t have to worry about your “leisure” spending.

3)     Travel with Low Cost Airlines: If you’re more of an adventure lover, you won’t mind the low cost airlines that are available to students. Many of these airlines offer packages and deals which are definitely worth looking at. You can possibly forgo the fancy lunch option and other services to save up some cash for adventure elsewhere.

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Five of the Best Places to Study Abroad in 2015

Studying abroad can be one of the most beneficial aspects to a person’s education. Being able to experience life in another country will give you a whole new view of the world. You have the opportunity to immerse yourself in another culture, experiencing its customs, traditions and way of life, in addition to seeing the world through different eyes.  Studying abroad also can give you a leg up when applying for employment or graduate school. Your experience can show employers and grad school admissions officers your willingness to accept new challenges and ability to adapt to new situations.  There are many countries which provide excellent educational opportunities abroad.  Research shows the following to be five of the best places to study abroad in 2015.

Zurich

Switzerland is known worldwide for its educational excellence. Its educators and universities have earned some of the highest rankings and best reputations. Class sizes are relatively small and a wide variety of research opportunities and practical courses are available. Zurich has four official languages, with the most often used being German (used by 75% of the population) and French (used by 20% of the population). The city provides a host of cultural opportunities and experiences including art galleries, cabarets, historical squares, museums, and many more. The city sits at the mouth of Lake Zurich and the Limmat River and is set against the backdrop of the Swiss Alps. There are many opportunities for students to explore the countryside as well as the city while conducting their studies.

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