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What are the common means of transportation abroad?

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  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Most foreign countries aren’t as reliant on cars as America is. Growing up in Southern...
    Most foreign countries aren’t as reliant on cars as America is. Growing up in Southern California, there’s pretty much no option but to get a car if you want to go anywhere, as public transportation is unreliable and inconvenient, and walking to many places is unrealistic. But when I studied in France and London (and visited Italy), I walked virtually everywhere or used the bus and/or subway system. The public transportation in other countries is much more reliable and more widespread. Many people ride bicycles and mopeds as gas is much more expensive as well. Walking is also common in other places (which is a great thing, in my opinion). So if you’re not used to walking a few miles each day, I suggest you start training!
  • mentor picture Jessica
     
    Jessica
    Graduate Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    Modes of transportation are very dependant on the country you choose to study in. My experience...
    Modes of transportation are very dependant on the country you choose to study in. My experience has been that transportation is usually done by mass transit (bus, train) or by foot. I almost never needed a personal car for transportation, which was very liberating.
 
 
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