As soon as you land your opportunity to study, teach, volunteer, or work abroad, the stress gets to you. There’s so much to do in so little time. This is the first thing you need to do: relax! Everything is going to be fine. Here are a few simple tips to help you with the preparation process:

  • Pack only the things you need. Some clothes, pajamas, and a camera. Oh, don’t forget to throw in at least one book. Or, even better, your Kindle! Don’t bother bringing cosmetics. Shower gels, shampoos and toothpastes cost pretty much the same all around the world. You’ll get them there.
  • Organize a movie night with all your friends, so you’ll meet them all at once. Seeing one at a time will cost you nerves, time, and money.
  • Stay connected to your family. Share contacts on Skype and social media, so you can talk any time.
  • Start searching for that ticket on time. Now, this isn’t a simple tip. We’ll have to elaborate a bit on this one.

The flight is the largest chunk of the expenses related to your trip. It is possible to find a cheap deal, but it will be buried among the expensive ones. Today, I’m going to help you master the art of flying cheap.
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