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29 Secrets Students Studying Abroad In Europe Won't Tell You

There isn't much studying going on, unless you count wine-tasting class.

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4. And all of your textbook money will actually go to getting the GOOD European coffee.


6. Seeing Big Ben and Buckingham Palace is really cool, but the REAL reason you went to London was to take a picture at Platform 9 3/4.


9. Without a doubt, your favorite part of living in Europe is a liter of boxed wine costs just a euro.

11. Trying absinthe may *sound* like a cool idea on paper, but the next morning serves as a not-so-gentle reminder that you were an idiot for doing so.


13. You'll miss peanut butter (a lot) but Nutella is MORE than a worthy substitute.

14. When you visit a local monument/attraction, everyone will have to get a group picture on their own phone, even though it makes so much more sense to use one camera and then share.


18. Taking a selfie with the Mona Lisa is mandatory. You can't return to America if you haven't completed this mission.

19. Finding a 15 euro flight is exceptionally rewarding, but there is nothing more adrenaline-rush-inducing than flying budget airlines, especially Ryanair. You get what you pay for!

20. You've probably had a nightmare about European laundry machines, OR hang-drying your clothes.


21. The hardest part of your semester is packing three days worth of clothes into a backpack for every weekend trip you take.

23. Having to pay for bread at the table is a trap you have fallen into way more than once.


26. You actually really, really like using a bidet.

27. When it comes to how much pizza and pasta you will eat, the limit truly does not exist and you WILL come back to the States 15 pounds heavier.