Learn insider tips from our IES Abroad Correspondents on navigating new cuisines, grocery shopping, and studying abroad on a special diet.
Cautious Eater in Shanghai
Ryan Dondalski (IES Abroad Shanghai, Spring 2018 | University of Tulsa) admits that he found the food in China “a little bit scary” at first, but he quickly found some favorite dishes. Read more about typical meals in Shanghai.
Gluten-Free in France
A gluten-intolerance isn’t keeping Kylie Pratt (IES Abroad Nantes, Spring 2018 | Tufts University) from trying new foods. Hear how her host mom and professor help her navigate French cuisine “sans gluten.”
Foodie in Barcelona
A self-proclaimed foodie, Mary-Katherine Prehn (IES Abroad Barcelona, Fall 2017 | Sewanee – The University of the South) sought out the best food her host city had to offer while studying abroad in Barcelona. Check out three of her favorite restaurants.
First-Time Chef in Vienna
Alli Jones (IES Abroad Vienna, Fall 2017 | Texas Christian University) hadn’t had to grocery shop and cook for herself before studying abroad in Vienna. Review her in-depth guide to becoming confident in the kitchen.
Hands-On Eater in Morocco
At first, Morgan McCullough (IES Abroad Rabat, Fall 2017 | Western Michigan University) found eating with her hands a little awkward, but a few weeks in she was confidently enjoying couscous with her host family. Learn more about typical meals in Morocco.
Vegetarians in China & Spain
Studying abroad as a vegetarian? You’re not alone. Read advice from three Correspondents on how they found meat-free favorites at restaurants, in the dining hall, and in the grocery store.
- Eating at Restaurants | A Vegetarian’s Guide to Spanish Cuisine
Krish Shethia (IES Abroad Madrid, Fall 2017 | Penn State University)
- Eating in the Dining Hall | Living in La Residencia
Claire Colvin (IES Abroad Salamanca, Spring 2018 | Loyola University Chicago)
- Grocery Shopping | Yogurt-Flavored Chips and Other Chinese Grocery Store Finds
Margaret Ebacher-Rini (IES Abroad Beijing, Spring 2018 | University of Maryland – College Park)
Discover more Country Specific Resources for being gluten-free, vegetarian, or vegan abroad. Have a food allergy? Learn how to safely (and happily) eat while studying abroad.
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