Fall in Europe
This is when we move from the beach to the mountains – with the most fascinating cities in between
The Abroad Connection makes the most of your semester by visiting the cities and destinations you’ve been dreaming about.
SEP – DEC 2023
THE FIRST WEEKEND: Sept 1-3
Beautiful beaches and bangers in ibiza
On a beach after a night of dancing with your new friends, you take a deep breath of the salty Mediterranean air. The rugged coastline stretches before you, a sunrise on the horizon, with promises of yoga, hiking, or kayaking to recharge. This is Ibiza, oasis by day and revelrous by night.
WEEKEND TWO: Sept 8-10
It's all Greek to us in Mykonos
The sea-kissed breeze dances through your hair as you wander a maze of fresh whitewashed walls and ancient ruins in the radiant Greek Islands. An abundance of explorable coastal coves, alluring deep-blue waters, and spectacular sunsets make this iconic Aegean party destination your personal Grecian paradise.
Soak up the last of the summer in Ibiza and Mykonos!
WEEKEND THREE: Sept 15-17
Sail to Paradise in Croatia
Plunge into exhilarating crystal clear waters surrounded by idyllic beaches and sheer limestone cliffs in this adventurer’s utopia. With still-warm water for swimming, sublime Mediterranean food and wine, pristine natural beauty bursting with fall colors, and ancient roman ruins, Croatia is a deeply underrated autumn destination on the azure Adriatic.
WEEKEND FOUR: Sept 22-24
The Real German Beer Fest
Pints and pals at Munich's Oktoberfest
Raise a pint of amber Bavarian lager to your semester abroad in one of Oktoberfest’s lively halls, the songs of oompah bands and clamor of beer maids in dirndls bustling around you. The biggest beer festival in the world and a celebration of Germany’s rich culture, you can’t miss Oktoberfest.
WEEKEND FIVE: Sept 29 - Oct 1
Coffee Shops and Canals in Amsterdam
The silvery sound of bicycle bells ring and fallen leaves crunch gently under your feet as you stroll along the most charming canal. Dancing a tightrope of thrilling and cultural, the city of Rembrandt and Van Gogh is a spectacular display of fiery autumnal leaves and an elevated Dutch lifestyle.
Weekend Five: Let the stress melt away
WEEKEND SIX: Oct 6-8
Czech out Medieval Europe in Prague
You linger on the medieval cobbles of Charles Bridge, savoring a stunning sunset over the grand baroque castle of Prague. The city of a thousand spires glows a brilliant gold, a hue reminiscent of its world class ale. Welcome to Prague, a fairytale destination with history around every corner.
WEEKEND SEVEN: OCT 13-15
You know what you’ve got to do… Paris? London? Kidding! You have to study, or whatever. We couldn’t in good conscience run a trip on this weekend, but if you want to get away there are plenty of options across this wonderful continent. Hit us up if you need some inspiration.
WEEKEND EIGHT: Oct 20-22
You travel a beautiful narrow street embellished with blue mosaic tiles, passing ivy-laced ruins and aesthetic 14th century facades. The sun casts a coppery glow on terracotta roofs as it sets over the sea, and your friends duck into a chic port bar tucked away in a picturesque cobbled alley. Every moment is an adventure in Lisbon.
WEEKEND NINE: Oct 27-29
Sun and Sangria
Wander the twisting alleyways of the labyrinthine Gothic Quarter, emerging in a sunlit plaza lined with delicious restaurants and artisanal shops. This is Barcelona, composed of exquisite beaches, choice nightlife, and transcendent sangria for an irresistible symphony for the senses during a weekend in Spain’s most fascinating city.
WEEKEND TEN: Nov 3-5
Get the best of Budapest
Sink yourself into a steaming thermal spring in a centuries-old Turkish bath house to rejuvenate after a night of exploring Budapest’s ever-changing rooftop ruin bars. Arguably Central Europe’s most photogenic city, Budapest’s gorgeous fall foliage blends with palatial architecture creating an enchanting backdrop for a weekend of culture and nightlife.
Weekend Ten: Ready to make the move to Europe?
Ma! SHIP MY THINGS.
WEEKEND ELEVEN: Nov 10-12
Viva la vida in Sevilla
Sip chilled sherry at an atmospheric rooftop bar, serenaded by the dulcet notes of flamenco carried gently by the balmy Andalucian breeze. Intricate centuries-old Moorish palaces and bustling cobbled streets lined with tapas bars are just waiting to be explored. Fall in love with Spain in Andalucia’s sun-kissed gem, Seville.
WEEKEND TWELVE: NOV 17-19
A time to rest, recuperate, study, explore your adopted abroad city, or check out Paris, London, or maybe Morocco. Whatever you do, rest up because we’re finishing this semester with a flourish.
WEEKEND THIRTEEN: NOV 24-26
We’re serious, study. This is the home stretch, and it’s been a real blast. Now’s the time to get the grades, before one last hurrah.
THE LAST WEEKEND: Dec 1-3
Slopes with the Squad
IN ST ANTON
A panorama of the Austrian Alps cuts through the crisp mountain air and the powder shimmers as you take in your last slope of the day. A warm fireplace and hot spiced wine waits for you at the cozy chateau: an après-ski perfect for socializing. Cap off your semester abroad with a splendid snowy weekend in the winter wonderland of St. Anton.
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