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How To Prepare The Summer Before Going Abroad

I'm doing a lot of work ahead of time to make sure I'm ready, and I still probably won't be...

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I am going abroad to Italy in the fall. ALL BY MYSELF! This means that I will need to plan everything I will do abroad, everything I will need to survive, and just some general mental preparation.

Making a list of all the essentials I will need

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This process is surprisingly turning out to be me trying to figure out what essentials I shouldn't bring, and instead buy once overseas.

Planning outfits and making sure I have all the pieces necessary to achieve peak European style

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I can finally try my hand at styles that aren't "accepted" in America.

Finding the right amount of cute bags/ fanny-packs that I won't be pick pocketed from

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I finally get to try my hand at fanny-packs!

Planning all my possible Instagram pictures

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I am still taking applications for a photographer who will follow me around Europe...

Organizing weekend trips

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As stressful as this is, it will be worth it.

Figuring out foreign currency

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This currency might take me the whole three months to completely get down.

Learning the language basics

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I need to prove I can at least order a meal!

Making sure I spend plenty of quality time with family and friends before leaving

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Not sure how I won't be able to see them for a whole semester.

Mentally preparing to make all new friends (again!)

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Middle school, high school, college, and... college... AGAIN? BUT THIS TIME OUT OF THE COUNTRY?!

Giving my dog extra cuddles for when i'll be gone

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I'll miss her the most... STOP i'm going to cry writing this.

Although there's a lot of preparing to do, the actual experience will all be worth it! Until it's time to unpack and readjust...

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