Nestled in between a pizza place and a hipster restaurant in the student area of Westdale, and a minute’s walk from my house, is a quaint little independent cinema called the Westdale Theatre. It opened in 1935, and offers a nice change to the huge cineplexes that cover North America, although it’s certainly showing it’s … More The Westdale Theatre
Throughout my year living in Seoul I have aimed to make the most of the convenient and cheap transport around the city and its surrounding areas. Utilising travel guides, websites, and with the advice of friends I have successfully accomplished a lot of travelling around Korea! For this post I have compiled a list of … More Unmissable day trips from Seoul
We asked our students to share their favourite new words and phrases learned during their study abroad experience: Brazil “ter mãos de fada” – literal meaning = “to have fairy hands” – it means = to be able to cook well “Cada macaco no seu galho” – Literal meaning = “Every monkey on his [own] … More A Study Abroad Glossary
Setting: The year abroad experience at University of Cape Town was phenomenal. At UCT one walks around the most beautiful campus in the world, with Table Mountain standing as a monument above you. There is plenty to do both in the university sphere as well as around the exciting city of Cape Town. I learnt … More Three reasons to study abroad in South Africa
I had a tough time choosing between studying abroad and taking an industrial placement. After speaking to my parents and lecturers, I decided that studying at the ANU was my best option – but I would try and get work experience in Australia. Travelling in Southeast Asia during the holidays had left a dent in … More Finding work experience abroad
Paella is a quintessentially Spanish dish and one that has to be tried by anyone visiting the country. It is an incredibly versatile rice based meal that can easily be altered to suit dietary requirements and many different varieties can be found around the country and even within the same restaurant. Paella is a dish to … More Paella
This semester has taught me that the Dutch love a party: in addition to Carnival, Liberation Day and Ascension Day, we’ve had the famous Koningsdag, or King’s Day. King’s Day is the celebration of the King of the Netherland’s birthday, and this year King Willem-Alexander (known affectionately as King Willy) turned the big 5-0. In … More Happy King’s Day!
I knew that I wanted to study in France for my year abroad – it’s been part of the big life plan since I started learning French in high school. However, as it got to the point of making a choice between French or Business as my University degree, I took the Business road and … More I’m studying in the same town as my Tandem@Leeds partner on my Study Abroad year!
Whilst preparing to embark on my year abroad I needed to take a good long look at my financial situation. Whilst Student Finance England and the money I had saved up would cover my bursar bills for the most part, I knew I wasn’t out of the deep end just yet when it came to … More Getting a job on my year abroad in the USA
I worked in the local mall during my time in Waterloo, Ontario. The shop was called Softmoc and was a shoe store. I have thoroughly enjoyed working over here because it’s enabled me to meet locals and other young people who don’t happen to be students. It’s allowed me to see and become emerged into … More Working while studying abroad – Canada