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Rae RaeSenior Year StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityIt depends on where you are going. You should do an internet search of your area before you leave to find any gyms in your area and get a membership. However such facilities may be expensive and uncommon. It would be much easier to simply go for a walk or run around your host country. You could see the sights in your area and stumble upon some fascinating places. I would often go for walks around London and find new restaurants and stores that I never would’ve noticed otherwise. You can also do strength training exercises in the privacy of your own home. You don’t need a gym to exercise by any means.
IsabelJunior Year StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityDepending on the country you decide to study abroad in, you may be able to find a gym in your neighborhood. However, in order to save money and experience the great outdoors, I would suggest finding a nearby park and exercising there. If you do not have access to a park, jogging around your neighborhood may be a great way to familiarize yourself with your new home and maybe even meet some of your new neighbors!
JanethJunior Year StudentLoyola Marymount UniversityIt all depends on where you will be abroad. I studied in Madrid and there were a couple of gyms around and the school offered a special deal to students who wanted to become members for the semester. But I also found that there are many parks that you can jog through. So depending where you are, you may find some exercise facilities but don’t rule out jogging outdoors.