6 reasons why everyone should go on a year abroad

Hey! I’m a third year Neuroscience student spending a year on exchange studying at the University of Calgary in Canada – at least that’s what I tell potential employers, in reality I prefer to describe it as having the best year of my life. Since I arrived here in September, I’ve settled into a rhythm of living … More 6 reasons why everyone should go on a year abroad

The Westdale Theatre

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

Living in the ‘most expensive city’ in Canada… on a budget.

Vancouver has often been reported as either the or one of the most expensive cities in Canada. So, I definitely think I have some expertise in how to do a year abroad on a budget. And it’s not even that hard. Hopefully this blog will help everybody whether you’re coming to Vancouver or anywhere. I’m … More Living in the ‘most expensive city’ in Canada… on a budget.

Living the Canadian dream at Western University

After months of preparing and what felt like years of anticipation, I have finally arrived in Canada (actually, I’m more than 2 months in now!) I am delighted I chose Canada, the country, people, environment, is all just incredible. I am having the most incredible time. I really quite enjoy the outdoors and being athletic, so … More Living the Canadian dream at Western University