Studying abroad doesn’t come cheap and the trouble doesn’t end after you spend a fortune on plane tickets. From trying new foods and going out to going on day trips and weekend getaways, studying abroad comes with a long list of expenses, but these useful tips will help you stay on the budget.
Don’t Rush Things
When you’re new in a foreign country, you might be tempted to try a thousand new things, but they’re not going anywhere. Give it some time to figure out how much everything costs before spending a fortune on things and experiences that are wildly overpriced.
Use Public Transpiration
Public transportation is a great money saver and you should figure out how it works in the country where you’re studying. Expenses from taxi rides and trips out of town will quickly add up, but you’ll spend much less money covering the same distance with public transportation.
Out and About
You’ll probably end up most of your money eating out at new places and going out with your friends. You can save a lot by setting rules for yourself, such as going to restaurants once or twice a month, making your own coffee, and limiting the number of drinks or amount of money that you’re going to spend when going out.