Travel Writing Prompts

We know that many of you blog during your time abroad (keep those going – we love following all of your adventures!). However, we also know that  it’s also easy to get writers block! Need prompts for your next blog post? Here are ten prompts to get the wheels turning and ideas flowing! (:

  • How did you decide to study abroad?
  • What made you decide to study in your particular host country?
  • What is different from your school abroad than your home university?
  • Have you noticed anything different about students at your host university than your home university?
  • Are you taking classes with American or foreign students?
  • Describe the neighborhood where you lived. Sights, sounds and smells you experience.
  • Describe your favorite excursion.
  • What do you miss about the United States? What will you miss about your host country when you return?
  • Do you speak the language of your host country? Are you learning more or less of your host country’s language?
  • Did you experience culture shock when you arrived? Do you think you’ll experience reverse culture shock when you return?

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