Canada – I Choose You! Advice from a Returning Student

Firstly if you’re debating a year abroad – do it! It was honestly the best year of my life and I’m already planning my return! I was originally thinking about a year abroad in France to improve my French but then realised I would hate to write technical French engineering essays/reports (although it could be … More Canada – I Choose You! Advice from a Returning Student

“Some advice from an old hand”… My Year in Italy

I don’t think you can ever say you’ve really ‘mastered’ living abroad. That’s the beauty of it; there’s no rule book, not one way of doing it. There are, however, some snippets of advice that I wish I had known before embarking on my 10 month move to Trieste, Italy. Therefore, I feel it’s only … More “Some advice from an old hand”… My Year in Italy

My Year in China

Just two days ago I returned back to the UK from exactly a year spent away at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). I think the best way to really reflect on my experiences is to look at some things that have changed about me and my life. I remember, during a preparation meeting for a summer … More My Year in China

“Everything good is Swedish”… My Year in Sweden

I had the same stereotypical idea of Sweden as everyone else before leaving the UK: IKEA furniture, beautiful people, expensive living, amazing fashion, cold winters, meatballs and the non-stop worshiping of ABBA. But never did I think that my random choice of Erasmus location would be so great. There are things that outsiders do not … More “Everything good is Swedish”… My Year in Sweden