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Study Abroad 101: Make Your Chez Abroad Seem More Like Home

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    Thought decorating your dorm room was difficult? Well, now you're faced with the challenge of empty wall space in a completely different country. What's a world-traveling student to do?

    Firstly, don't get discouraged: Decorating while abroad has all the typical hurdles of a typical dorm room, namely a tight budget and strict housing regulations, plus the additional factor of limited suitcase space.

    We’ve taken care of the hard part and culled together a list of furnishings that will pack easily, ship internationally, and peel off the wall without leaving a mark. Whether you’re living in a dorm, apartment, or with a host family this semester, we've rounded up some international adornments that will make your pad abroad seem less, well, foreign.

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