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I’m Studying Abroad + Quick Life Update!

I am so excited for today’s post because it is one I have been wanting to write for awhile! This last year has been crazy. I have made so many huge decisions for myself and grown so much as a person. I am thinking I will make an entire sit-down video on what my plans are for the next year, but for now let’s just talk about this summer!

I am studying abroad in ITALY! I could not be more excited! I guess you could say it was a spur of the moment decision because I applied the day before the deadline and bought a ticket to Italy when I was accepted without giving it too much thought. It partly makes me super nervous, but I have been trying not too over-think things in life recently so I wanted to just go for it. I am so lucky because my boyfriend and one of my best friends, Megan, will also be there so that’s making me feel way more comfortable. I actually had no idea Megan was going until after I applied so knowing she would be there definitely helped solidify my decision and having my boyfriend there will make it feel more like home! I want to answer some questions that you all may have and that I want to update you all on…

1. Where are you studying?

I will be in Paderno del Grappa, Italy which is about an hour north from Venice. The program is called CIMBA and I have heard so many amazing things about it!

2. How long will you be studying there?

The program is about one month long, I leave mid-May and return in mid-June!

3. Will you be blogging still?

DUH! I am so lucky my boyfriend will be in Italy with me for so many reasons, traveling with him is always so fun and he’s going to make the whole experience way more comfortable. However, another great reason is he is one of the people who takes the photos for my blogposts haha! He already agreed to helping me while we are there so I plan on still posting about 5 times a week!

4. What will you be blogging about?

This is where you guys come in! I am planning on bringing enough outfits for outfit posts (my suitcase is about to be jammed full haha), but I am a little worried about things being out of stock towards the end of the month. I tried to order some stuff from sites like Rosegal and Shein that don’t run out of stock as much, but we will see! With that being said, what do you guys want to see? I thought about maybe doing a weekly recap post on Fridays or Mondays about my traveling and experience. Let me know!

5. Will you be vlogging?

If you didn’t know, I have a YouTube channel where I occasionally vlog. My answer right now is YES I will be vlogging (I am rooming with Megan and she already agreed to be in them), but I am not for sure about whether it will be daily or weekly vlogs.

6. What are your plans while you are there?

We haven’t made any definite travel plans, but we want to explore Italy and go on at least two trips around Europe while we are there! I am enrolled in 6 credit hours so I will obviously have schoolwork to do, but I am most excited about traveling!

7. I’ll be in Europe this summer too! Can we meet up?

If you will be in Europe (or live there) PLEASE let me know! It would be so cool to be able to meet some fellow bloggers or readers while traveling! I already found out one of my favorite blogging friends Sally will be in Italy for part of the time I am there and I am really hoping to get to meet her! Obviously Europe is huge, but if we end up traveling to a major city I want to meet y’all!

Let me know if you have any more questions for me or want to see a specific post! I am so excited for this adventure and to take you all along with me.


Lauren Emily Lindmark

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  • DeAndrea

    June 4, 2017 at 8:20 am

    You are going to have the most amazing time in Italy. I just got back from studying abroad in Costa Rica and it was amazing. Definitely take advantage of all your free time to travel.

    I just found your blog and it is pretty amazing. I just started up my blog. How were you able to put your Youtube videos on your page?

    1. laurenlindmark

      June 5, 2017 at 4:31 am

      Ah I have always wanted to go to Costa Rica! Thanks girl 🙂 I have WordPress so when I insert media it lets me embed the video!

  • Kayla

    May 9, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    HAVE SO MUCH FUN! I can’t wait to read your posts/watch your vlogs while you’re there! So exciting that your boyfriend will be there with you. That’ll make the experience even sweeter!

    Kayla |

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 11, 2017 at 9:38 am

      Ahh thanks girl! I am so excited 🙂 I know having him there will make me less homesick too!

  • Kim

    May 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Lucky duck! I am hoping to honeymoon in part of Italy (then Greece) next year, but we’ll see about that! Enjoy your study abroad! That’s the cutest passport holder! My friend got me one that’s the same color pink 🙂

    Kim | Simply Lovebirds

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 5, 2017 at 10:40 pm

      Ahh you totally should!! I really want to go to Greece too (it looks beautiful)! Thanks gal!

  • Grace

    May 4, 2017 at 11:49 am

    Gurl!!! I am so excited for your Europe adventures!! Can’t wait to follow along through the blog + Insta. Also, I love the idea of doing week recaps 🙂

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 5, 2017 at 10:38 pm

      Ah thanks Grace!!

  • Jordan

    May 3, 2017 at 8:21 pm

    Please tell me where you got that passport!! It’s so cute!

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 5, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      It’s from Anthropology but I couldn’t find a link 🙁

  • Lyndi

    May 3, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    Oh that sounds SO exciting! Getting to travel and study abroad is always a wonderful opportunity.
    I also love your passport cover. Super cute.
    Have an amazing trip!!

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 5, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Thanks so much Lyndi 🙂

  • Leah | Nomad’er the Distance

    May 3, 2017 at 11:09 am

    How cool! My best friend studied abroad in Florence and absolutely loved it.

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 5, 2017 at 10:35 pm

      Ah thank you! I am so excited 🙂

  • Lucie

    May 3, 2017 at 8:41 am

    Omg that is so cool! I would have LOVED to study abroad, and Italy is such a beautiful + culturaly interesting country, there are so many things to see there, so many things to discover!
    Lucie, xx

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 3, 2017 at 10:19 am

      Aw thanks girl! I am so excited 🙂

  • Madison

    May 2, 2017 at 3:05 pm

    That’s so exciting! I would love to read posts about your experiences + travels!

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

      Thanks girl! I’ll definitely be posting plenty 🙂

  • Alexa McLain

    May 2, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    I am studying abroad in Florence for about three weeks starting next Wednesday! I would love to meet you if our travel days overlap at all!! I’m such a big fan of your blog!


    1. laurenlindmark

      May 3, 2017 at 10:17 am

      OMG YES LET’S MEET!! I’ll be in Italy May 15th-June 10th so hopefully we can!! Ah I’m so excited I hope it works out!

  • Caitlin

    May 2, 2017 at 10:48 am

    oh girl! Venice is amazing! I’ve been to Italy twice and Venice is STILL my favourite place. It’s so beautiful, and you’re going at the perfect time of the year. And um, you NEED to blog about the food. Gelato, pasta, pizza, red wine…i’m so excited for you!!

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 3, 2017 at 10:16 am

      Ahh thank you I’m so excited, I’ve never been! And oh believe me, I am going to be overloading my blog and social media with food (especially wine)!!

  • Kate

    May 2, 2017 at 10:47 am

    This is such an excellent opportunity. One month is the perfect amount of time. It definitely gives you a lot of time to explore the area, but you also won’t get homesick

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 3, 2017 at 10:15 am

      Thanks Kate! I thought so too, I’m such a homebody so I’m thinking it’s the perfect amount of time!

  • Melissa

    May 2, 2017 at 9:15 am

    How exciting!! Studying abroad is the best experience ever. Scary sometimes, but totally fulfilling. I can’t wait to see all your pictures from the beautiful places around there.

    Good luck with everything!!

    xx, Melissa

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 2, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Aw thank you Melissa!! 🙂

  • Sally

    May 2, 2017 at 9:01 am

    AHH!! I’m SO excited for you!!! Europe is going to be absolutely amazing! Yes girl, we have to talk about meeting up- I would love LOVE for that to happen! We’ll talk soon!!

    Sweetly, Sally //

    1. laurenlindmark

      May 2, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Thanks girly 🙂 I really hope we can meet up!! I know you’ll be with your fam so we can just play it by ear 🙂

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