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!
Impressions: I absolutely love it. It’s so big but so compact, it feels like a very affluent area and I feel very safe here which is so important. It’s a beautiful city and there is so much to do. The transport links are amazing, you can walk pretty much everywhere but there’s a tram, a … More Settling in to Bilbao (Deusto University)
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
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
International Women’s Day (8th March 2017) has been observed for more than 100 years. It is a day of celebration to mark the economic, social, political and cultural achievements of women across the globe and aims to help to achieve a more inclusive, gender-equal world. Some female travellers can sometimes be put off solo travel … More 5 Fab Places for a Solo Female Trip
I hadn’t originally intended to study abroad. My plan had been to secure a work placement, but frankly my expectations were unrealistic and I did not do enough research. This meant I was a late applicant to study abroad, left with a limited selection of choices and told to choose one. As a joint honours … More A Study Abroad Reflection: 10 years on
Summer 2015 brought me to Salamanca in Spain as part of one of the subsidised summer opportunities on offer at the University of Leeds. It was a small, but lively, city two hours west of Madrid and only a short drive from the Portuguese border. It was lively and fun but also picturesque and quaint … More Language immersion in Salamanca
My housing situation was an absolute nightmare in my first month in Valencia. It could have easily been avoided had I done an ounce of research before arriving, and not come one day before induction. Knowing that Spain has a bigger rental market than the UK, I assumed that there would be many cheap and … More House-hunting in Valencia, Spain