What originally started out as a few tips and suggestions for friends traveling abroad, Semester Abroad: A College Students Guide to Europe soon began to take shape. Within two years of returning from Europe, the 21 year old author had completed writing her book. Semester Abroad is not a list of where to stay and what to eat --there are plenty of those on the bookstore shelves written by adults for adults and families. It is more of an overview of traveling through Europe as a young adult. The opening chapters discuss important travel information like what to pack, documents needed and how to make the trip as smooth as possible. Most major countries in Europe are covered in their own chapter in this niche travel guide for the student/backpacking traveler. The country chapters discuss the main places of interest, the easiest way to tour each city as well as a historical overview. Reid believes it is important to have a basic understanding of the culture and history to best enjoy what each town and country has to offer. Along with the typical travel do's and don'ts, is important information such as the major holidays, tipping information and the American Embassy phone number. The book is designed for travelers of all budgets and interests. Semester Abroad is set to be an all-encompassing travel guide for the quick-paced world of study abroad students and backpackers from the perspective of a young college student.