‘Study China’ – my first intercultural experience

Having never been outside of Europe when I first came to university, being given the opportunity to study in Shanghai for 3 weeks with the government-funded ‘Study China’ Programme was an exciting, but scary, prospect. After a hasty application last minute, I was surprised to receive an acceptance email a few weeks later. So, I … More ‘Study China’ – my first intercultural experience

My first Thanksgiving – Brockport, USA

Last week, I experienced something truly and distinctly American: Thanksgiving. Spending Thanksgiving in the US is weirdly exciting for us Brits abroad, as it’s so alien and quaint-seeming (but don’t say that to any Americans, who take it very seriously). I was lucky enough to spend my Thanksgiving with an American family, who particularly enjoy … More My first Thanksgiving – Brockport, USA