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Question

How should I handle being lost in a different country?

2 Replies from Mentors

  • mentor picture Rae Rae
     
    Rae Rae
    Senior Year Student
    Loyola Marymount University
    I got lost plenty of times in France and England and often stumbled upon wonderful places in...
    I got lost plenty of times in France and England and often stumbled upon wonderful places in my confusion. You always must remain calm and don’t panic. While abroad, I carried a small pocketbook map with me at all times to help me navigate around the city. In places with highly developed public transportation systems such as Paris and London, you might actually find it hard to get lost because there is always a bus stop or subway station around the corner! It’s always a good idea to ask a local for directions. People are friendly for the most part and don’t mind helping you and you might meet a new friend in the process. Most importantly, try to remain calm. And as I said before, I would highly recommend carrying a small map at all times.
  • mentor picture Additional Mentor
     
    Additional Mentor
    Various students and administrators
    interviewed by the Center for Global Education


    Tess Holden, Student, studied in Germany
    Shares her experience of how a German man helped her and her friends navigate through the Parisian transportation system.
 
 
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