Classic Dishes to Try Abroad

Semesters abroad are full of exciting new experiences, including food! To fully immerse yourself in a new culture, its best to eat like a local. We took the liberty of recommending the best classic dishes in the most popular study-abroad destinations. Get hungry!



Gelato: You’ll never know how delectable this Italian ice cream really is until you try it right in Italy! Try finding some cool variations of gelato, such as affogato al caffè – a scoop of gelato covered in a shot of espresso. Delizioso!





Gazpacho: This classic Spanish dish is an incredibly refreshing dish to cool you down after a walking tour of your new city! It’s served cold with a tomato base, cucumbers, peppers, and other fresh garden veggies! A healthy choice if you’re into that!


Irish Stew: This is the go-to Irish comfort food. This savory dish is made with chunks of mutton, potatoes and onions in a rich broth.





Croque-Monsieur: A classic croque-monsieur puts the American ham and cheese sandwich to shame! This sandwich is baked or fried and topped with gruyere cheese that melts down over the sandwich and onto your fingers. It’s finger-lickin’-good!


Dumplings: You may have tried dumplings here in the United States, but the number of variations of this dish in China is astounding! Xiaolongbao and Shengjian mantu are just a few of the many variations you can try abroad. If you’re expecting typical Chinese takeout, you’re in for a delicious surprise!




United Kingdom

Sticky Toffee Pudding: This will make your mouth water! Sticky toffee pudding is basically a sponge cake covered in a decadent toffee sauce. They’re typically made with chopped dates and served with custard or ice cream. Talk about a sweet tooth!


Pavlova: Australia knows how to do dessert! This cake-like meringue has both crispy and soft pieces throughout, usually topped with fruit and whipped cream.





Schnitzel: If you’re headed to Germany, you won’t be able to go anywhere without seeing schnitzel on the menu! German schnitzel is most often made from pork, which is thinned, coated in flour, and then fried. There are tons of varieties all over the country, so give it a shot! Hungry yet?


Where are you headed for your study abroad journey? We want to see you bring out your inner foodie! Take a picture of the dishes you try and make sure to tag us on Instagram – @BNcollege.




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