Study Abroad Tips:
1. Research the Destination
One of the most helpful things to do before studying abroad is to ask others who have "been there, done that!" One of the most supportive travel-related groups is Allergy Travels.
The ~4,000-member-strong group is packed with families and students who've traveled the world and are willing to offer advice.
You'll want to understand the country's food culture, understanding of food allergies, and healthcare.
3. Find the Right Program to Meet Your Education Needs
We were happy to have connected with team at goabroad.com, whose mission is to "change lives through meaningful travel, one destination and one experience at a time."
On their site, you'll be able to research different study abroad programs, and even get connected with different scholarship opportunities.
4. Remember to Pack the Essentials
Depending on your destination, you'll be able to find most necessities should you forget to include something in your luggage. That's why the top of every traveler's list--especially those with food allergies--should be the things you can't easily replace.
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1) Auto-Injectors - not just 1, at least 2!
2) Pass Port - essential whether or not you have a food allergy!
3) Food for the Flight - it may be difficult to find safe-to-eat food on the flight or in the airport, so it's a good idea to bring your own!
4) Translations - the flight crew may not speak your language, so it's best to prepare translations ahead of time!