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How to Budget for Study Abroad

One of my biggest worries about going to live abroad was did I had the self-discipline to not waste my money and end up broke in a foreign country. I was in Florence Italy, and my program made me have at least 1,000 euros a month. So, I looked up the prices of food and other things not provided (like shampoo). Then I made a very rough estimate of a weekly budget in euros. For me my target was to spend less than 100 euros a week. If I did that, I could save the extra and take little trips on the weekend. The first few weeks I exceeded my budget.