I'm wondering if anyone here has had kids go overseas on a study abroad program. Looking for hints, tips, advice anything you'd care to share. My daughter is going to Florence, Italy in May and returning in August. Tuition and room will be 7k, food is extra (kitchens in each room), flight right now is $1,300, they will have two guided tours included in the 7k with some extra time to do short tours on their own. I've checked each airline until I'm blue in the face and they all are within a couple hundred dollars of each other. The flight I'm looking at is the shortest of the bunch and will get her to Florence about the time they will be issuing rooms. A friend from school will be her travel and room mate so at least she'll know someone. So, any tips or advice?