Why didn’t I know about Salerno, Italy sooner?

Ciao a tutti! My name is Summer and I’m currently studying Italian Language at Accademia Italiana. Throughout the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing the small things that make Salerno a hotspot for you to visit if you ever decide to come to Italy. One of my most recent experiences is just exploring the city…

Counting Down to Cannes

Studying Abroad is a surprisingly stressful endeavor Between attempting to remember every. single. item. to pack, checking and re-checking every logistical concern, all in addition to building up the courage to be submerged in a foreign country… it can be a lot. Thankfully, I have a sneaking suspicion that once the smooth plane wheels touch…

Australia: Introducing Me, Semester 3!

Hi, I’m Robynn and I will be writing as a FinsUp Abroad Correspondent blogger again this semester. For the second time, I have decided to extend my studies abroad as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic conditions in the United States, as well as other factors. I wanted to reintroduce myself with my application prompt…

Australia: Au Pair Life: My Experience as a Live-In Nanny Abroad PART THREE

Part One: https://finsupabroad.com/2020/12/21/australia-au-pair-life-my-experience-as-a-live-in-nanny-abroad-part-one/ Part Two: https://finsupabroad.com/2020/12/21/australia-au-pair-life-my-experience-as-a-live-in-nanny-abroad-part-two/ In my last two posts, I detailed why I chose to become an au pair, and some of the demands of the job. In this final bit, I’ll lay out my advice for anyone considering work as an au pair/live-in nanny. The offerings for au pair arrangements vary greatly and…

Living in Independent Housing Abroad

As I was preparing my budget sheets for my new independent study abroad program, I realized that, broken down in my study abroad program’s costs were housing costs that were ridiculously expensive, even for the very posh area I was living in. It was student accommodation with almost 100% international students who didn’t know any…

Studying Abroad: Interrupted- My Experience Studying Abroad with COVID-19 PART Three- Choosing to Stay

Link to Part One: https://finsupabroad.com/2020/12/10/studying-abroad-interrupted-my-experience-studying-abroad-with-covid-19-part-one/#8230 Link to Part Two: https://finsupabroad.com/2020/12/10/studying-abroad-interrupted-my-experience-studying-abroad-with-covid-19-part-two-lockdown/ After lockdown, Sydney was different. The world in its entirety was different, I suppose. But I had hope once again. So much was still difficult, but Sydney felt even more like home than my actual home. I guess after loving a place and the people…

Studying Abroad: Interrupted- My Experience Studying Abroad with COVID-19 PART TWO- Lockdown

Link to Part One: https://finsupabroad.com/2020/12/10/studying-abroad-interrupted-my-experience-studying-abroad-with-covid-19-part-one/ Lockdown was hard. Mentally. Physically. Even academically. My studies did not motivate me as they once had, with everything being shifted online. Some days, there was no motivation to get out of bed, shower, and get dressed when I knew there was nowhere to go, no one to see, nothing…