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Croatia Ultra: Why You Need to Be There

By Alec Reitzel

It’s in Croatia, need I say more?

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I will say more. Take a look at this lineup.

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When else will you be able to belt out your “lady jam” in a foreign country?


You’re surrounded by thousands of other equally as fun (and maybe slightly crazy) people.

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If you’re going to go chasing waterfalls, you should consider chasing the ones at Krka National Park.

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A music festival with killer headliners, white water rafting down the Cetina River AND island hopping? Is there actually any more one could ask for?

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I’m finished. Book your most epic weekend yet here.

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The Best Fest Since Coachella: Barcelona Sonar Music Festival

By Mike Kallay

Mark your calendars, grab your favorite tank top and a pair of cheap sunglasses. Festival season is upon us, and that means Sonar Music Festival in Barcelona is just weeks away. “But Mike,” you say, “What is Sonar and why should I elevate it to the top of my priority list?” Great question, and look no further. Consider this your OFFICIAL Sonar Road Map.

What is Sonar?

Sonar is a Music Festival in the City of Barcelona that brings together some of the biggest names in music from around the world. Last year, 121,000 people flocked to the City of Dreams to see Flux Pavilion, Pretty Lights, DJ Snake, Lykke Li, and Rudimental bring down the house. It audibly encompasses Barcelona’s rich culture and nightlife.


Why should I go?

Going to a music festival during your semester abroad should absolutely be on your priority list. Music festivals in Europe, particularly those that feature electronic music, have the unique ability of bringing together people from all over the world with different cultural backgrounds and uniting them with melodic beats and heavy drops. You’ll look through the crowd and see flags spreading all 6 continents (sorry Antarctica, no penguins allowed, maybe next year). There just isn’t anything quite like it, and if you miss it you’ll feel a little bit like this:


When is it?

Sonar Music Festival is June 18th-20th, you know what that means….


That’s right Husky with negligent owners, Sonar is incredibly soon. So get excited, throw on your dancing shoes, it’s party time party people. Book your trip today!



For more information, check out the Sonar Website. To find out about how to get to Sonar, click here!

What’s in the bag?: Croatia Ultra Music Festival


Right in the heart of Split, Croatia, comes one of the world’s biggest music festivals: Ultra Europe. Are you ready for the most epic weekend in the most beautiful city? Blast some of these tunes and read up on our fanny pack musts for the festival.

1. Fanny Pack – Fanny packs are a must-have at music festivals. You need only the essentials, so why bring a purse or a backpack? Also, it keeps you pretty safe from pick-pocketers.
2. Chapstick – I mean, never leave home without it. Opt for some with SPF for some extra protection.
3. Body Glitter – 0o0o0ohhhh shinnnyyyyyyy 😀
4. Sunscreen – Sunburns are never cool…neither is skin cancer. Protect yourself all day with some SPF love.
5. Granola Bar – When you work up an appetite dancing around all day, you’ll need something to snack on. Also, you won’t have to leave your awesome spot by the stage with your friends to grab some grub.
6. Headband – Channel your inner free spirit with a floral headband. Super functional when you need your hair out of your face!
7. Sunglasses – Make sure to bring some cheap sunglasses you can wear during the day, then ditch at night.
8. Mini Fan – Croatia gets HOT in the Summer. Add hundreds of sweaty people dancing to EDM music and you’ve got yourself a serious situation. Avoid all of that by bringing your own mini fan.
9. External Charger – There’s nothing worse than losing your friends (or wanting to take an epic Instagram picture) and having a dead phone. Make sure you keep your external charger with you all day for emergencies!
10. Lollipops – A music festival necessity.

The Ultimate Croatia Ultra Playlist

By Tyler Young and Mike Kallay

Are you out of your mind with excitement for this year’s Ultra Music Festival in Croatia yet? If you haven’t quite reached the pinnacle of your Ultra hysteria yet, one listen to this playlist will send you over the top. Compiled with some of the greatest beats by the headliners of Ultra 2014, this mix is guaranteed to fuel your festival fervor.

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Your guide to ABROADFEST 2014

You’re a college student studying abroad. I know you don’t need a holiday or any particular grounds to party. But get ready while some knowledge is dropped upon you to give you one serious reason to rage your pretty little face off.

Two major event organizers, Des Lis Group and Prime Social Group are putting on a three-day EDM party to welcome all study abroad students. This year’s ABROADFEST in Barcelona will take place March 6-8.

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Thursday, March 6 kicks off with a free daytime event at The Room. Here from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., you’ll be able to pick up your ticket packages, grab some merch, have a drink or two and have any of your burning ABROADFEST questions answered. At night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., the pace picks up a tad bit with Laidback Luke, Sander van Doorn and Showtek tearing Opium (one of Barcelona’s hottest clubs) to shreds.

Tickets for the first night of ABROADFEST can run from 25 to 60 euro. Check out your ticket package options here.

Now, a word of advice. If you’re new to the whole club scene in Barcelona. You’re gonna wanna be there until the sun rises. So, pace yourself as much as your body and mind will allow.

Friday, March 7 keeps the ball rolling with this insanity. ABROADFESTers are encouraged to attend the Carpe Diem Lounge Club from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a recovery period. This free event lets you chill out, soak up the amazing Mediterranean views and drink up the sangria to kick that gnarly hangover. That night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., Teatro Principal welcomes Grammy award-winning Cedric Gervais. This historic venue on the legendary Las Ramblas will give you a night you’re probably going to forget.

Tickets for the March 7 concert at Teatro Principal are sold out. But to make room for everyone,  ABROADFEST has added an additional event on Friday night at Opium Mar featuring DJ duo GLOWINTHEDARK.

The final night, Saturday, March 8, ABROADFEST says farewell to all of this semester’s study abroad students. The final event from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. at Sotavento Club, with headliner Sak Noel, is sold out. That’s how unbelievable this is going to be. For the weekend’s full schedule, tickets, artist info, etc. visit the official ABROADFEST website.

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Obviously this rage-a-thon is in Barcelona. If you’re a study abroad student in Europe and have a serious case of FOMO setting in, fear not, ABROADFEST wants to welcome you too. Check out cheap flights and take advantage of the Bus2alps “Fly from anywhere” option for a guide and awesome place to stay. If bus travel is more your style, you can also hitch a ride with us from Florence to ABROADFEST.

Orientation will teach you how to convert cash, how to catch a bus, how to translate road signs but ABROADFEST will teach you how to party so hard your face will literally fall off of your body. Obviously a must.