[CN death] Sometimes on a study abroad year things go wrong. Tragedies can happen. Mistakes are made. This can be a bad night out, a dodgy landlord, a stolen wallet or passport. It can also be death. During my study abroad year, both of my grandfathers passed away. In one case, it was from a … More When tragedy strikes
Study abroad doesn’t just involve students. Sometimes university staff travel too, making use of opportunities to share best practice and learn from each other, as well as to promote the opportunities available to study abroad and exchange students who come to our institutions. I took part in an Erasmus Staff Training week at the Universitat Politècnica … More Staff members go abroad too!
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After spending nearly two solid weeks in the library, I had finally sat two exams, given a presentation, and wacked out an incredibly weak essay. So, it’s safe to say I was ready for recess week. Just to add to my already stressful week of uni work, our trip to…
Hoi dag! I’ve now been in Rotterdam, The Netherlands for nearly 2 and a half months. I’ve been really enjoying it so here are my top 10 things about Rotterdam. The location – The Netherlands itself makes travelling to different countries in Europe easily accessible. I went to Brussels for the day and it cost … More Why you should choose to study in Rotterdam
1. There’s always something to do! There’s so much on in both the day and night time you’ll never be stuck for anything to do. 2. The nightlife – especially good if you’re into techno music. 3. The people – the French have a reputation for being rude but honestly I’ve found the Lyonnais tend to be quite … More 10 reasons to study in Lyon
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Hej hej! I’ve now been in Sweden for almost 11 weeks now and this is the first weekend I’ve had no plans to be able to sit down and write a blog post. It’s crazy to think this is the first weekend I have been absolutely free since…
I am currently studying at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France as a part of my Law with French Law LLB at University of Leeds. For me, learning French was always something I have enjoyed and felt connected to as I have a French speaking parent from Cambodia (a former French colony) so … More Pick France for your year abroad because pourquoi pas?
Last year I was accepted for my year abroad at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. Whilst this was an incredible opportunity I was worried about one thing: I couldn’t speak a single word of German. The summer university language courses are honestly a life-saver, with the tuition fees for the entire course being subsidised by … More Bayreuth Sommeruni
There is no denying that the housing situation in Stockholm is an absolute nightmare. As I found out the hard way, the university does not guarantee housing for incoming exchange students meaning that if they cannot offer you a room, it’s pretty much left up to you to find somewhere. Before coming to Stockholm, I … More Finding housing in Stockholm
Singapore was inevitably going to throw some cultural differences in my way. But with this in mind, nothing could truly prepare me for the weather. My first few weeks saw me constantly searching for the nearest aircon and reapplying deodorant every half hour. A few months on and I have definitely acclimatised to the heat, … More From Geckos to Humidity and Drinking from a Bag