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The time of your life (and other experiences)

When an experience is prophesized to be the time of your life, the pressure on that experience to live up to such an enormous expectation can be insurmountable. When you tell someone you’re going to be studying abroad, they typically respond with trite clichés about how you’ll have the time of your life, how you’ll be living it up and so on. You’ve probably heard it all before.
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Study abroad packing list

It’s about 12 hours before your flight is set to depart. You’ve been religiously checking the Europa Air app that you downloaded in a fit of mild anxiety last week, and the anxiety that’s been ebbing and flowing since finals last semester is approaching high tide as you stare at your luggage. It’s your biggest suitcase. Maybe it’s your biggest backpack because you’re going to be a backpacker now. A minimalist. There for the culture, the people, the experiences. Maybe you’ll get a tattoo of a compass or start a blog with the word “wanderlust” in it … but never mind. That’s for when you get there. Right now you know you have to focus on the suitcase that you’ve packed and repacked at least 13 times. But what do you really need?
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Daily Cal Abroad

Studying abroad is a sure-fire way of enriching your college experience and expanding your horizons. Below are some shots of Daily Cal staff members enjoying their own times abroad!
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Studying abroad through an independent program

So you want to study abroad. Your first move is probably to browse through the options offered by the UC Education Abroad Program, or UCEAP. But what happens when the program of your dreams doesn’t lie in the lengthy listings of university-approved foreign escapades?
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Studying abroad as a vegetarian

With so many exciting memories to be made and adventures to be had, it can be easy to forget that one of the best parts of studying abroad is encountering a totally new culinary landscape. While being immersed in a world of flavors you’ve never tried and may not ever even have heard of can be exciting, it can also be tricky to maneuver — especially if you’re a vegetarian. Here are some tips to make your time studying abroad as a vegetarian just a little bit easier.
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Day and Night Berlin

This summer I studied abroad for six weeks at Technische Universität in Berlin. I was inspired by the city’s endless attractions and explored them throughout the days that blended into long nights. My project captured the notable sites at opposite times of the day and then stitched the opposing images together to highlight the strong juxtaposition of day and night.
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5 ways to remember your semester abroad

Everyone says that studying abroad is an unforgettable experience. Taking great photos or getting quality souvenirs can really help you remember your last-minute weekend trips more easily years down the line. Rather than coming home with the same postcard pictures as everyone else, however, check out some of these tips for making more personalized mementos.
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