Welcome to Rakbo

We’re an unique online community of like-minded international students whose goal it is to capture the heart of educational travel. Rakbo is a place where international students at all stages of their journeys can meet, inspire and inform one another. We strive to remove the challenges that surround student expats and pave the path towards a more open and connected world.

 How To Make Friends With Locals When Studying Abroad

While making friends with locals isn’t too difficult, it does come with its challenges. Here are some ideas on how to make friends with locals abroad.
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Discover Your Center Of Action

Being aware of our center of action helps us with major decisions in life and keeps us on the right track. But how do you discover what fuels your fire?
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Ways To Reduce Homesickness Abroad

Homesickness is horrible. But there are definitely some strategies you can and should use to reduce you pining for home and fully enjoy your time abroad.
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Mountain Climbing Alone While Abroad

Mountain climbing can be super scary. Mountain climbing ALONE can be even scarier - especially if, like Hanna, you’ve never taken a trip on my own before!
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How To Decide Whether To Flat With Local Students Or Fellow Internationals

If you’re tossing up between flatting with local students or fellow internationals, here are some pros and cons that may influence your choice.
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The Challenges Of Coming Home After Studying Abroad

There are many challenges international students experience when they come home and realize it isn't as they remembered it. How do you readjust?
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