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Studying abroad in Europe offers significant opportunities for intergenerational contact, but how do students react to these opportunities? How can programs abroad encourage millenials to embrace the benefits of intergenerationality? Homestays, internships, community service, and social settings will be used to identify the resistance to and benefits of cross-generational interactions. Using case studies from the field, we'll show how intergenerational contact provides challenges and opportunities for education abroad in Europe. After a presentation to set the theoretical framework and field approach, the rest of the session will be used for small group discussions about how intergenerational issues can be used in the field to maximize our students' experiences, given them life skills and better integrate them in the host culture.