Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Travel Tips for Study Abroad

The Grunwald Memorial in Krakow, dedicated to the Polish-led victory over the Teutonic Knights in 1410.

Daemen students who are taking part in the exchange program with Panstwowa Wyzsza Szkola w Przemyslu have some travel trips. This advice is based on our recent experiences in Poland. We hope that they might be helpful to you! 

Keep your passport with you at all times and make copies of your passport to leave with your family. “Keep your friends close, but your passport closer.”

Open a separate checking account for the money you have budgeted for your trip. 
Know the exchange rate and bring US dollars to exchange when in the country for a better rate.

Pack lightly and make sure you leave room in your suitcase for souvenirs.

Use space saving bags for your clothes to create more room.

Bring a small backpack for excursions.

Invest in a good power adapter. The more you spend, the more reliable it will be.

Bring a camera with plenty of batteries.
Buy a phrase book, map, and guide book. (Lonely Planet is a great resource.)

Bring shoes that you are comfortable walking long distances in.

If you use a towel for your hair, bring a Turban style hair towel with you.

Bring adhesive bandages for your inevitable blisters.

Be open to trying new foods.

Journal everyday.

Don’t stress about the small things. Stay positive and you will have an amazing experience!

Caitlyn Ebert enjoying the sites in Krakow.

Kaleigh, Caitlyn, Liz, Chelsea, and Tyler

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