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
Working in a foreign land is an international exposure that helps us in enhancing our skills but it is often quite challenging. It brings about cultural awareness, grooms our personality, enhances our employability skills and helps us in meeting our living expenses especially while studying in a costly city. But on the other hand, working … More Study Abroad – Working while Studying
Since the early 20th century, every third Monday of April Zurich’s Spring holiday festival, Sechseläuten or in Swiss German Sächsilüüte, takes place. The festival begins with a parade of 3,500 people representing different historical guilds, everyone dressed up in medieval clothes, playing music and walking around the city. I have never seen so many people … More Sächsilüüte – Zurich’s Spring Festival
I am currently working in Alma 3 in Leuven, which is a student restaurant and I am helping at the buffets and with general cleaning. I’ve been working in Alma since October and I work from 3 to 4 days a week part-time. Getting the job was quite easy, I just had to apply online … More Working while studying abroad – Belgium
So I’ve been asked to write some things about life here, and advice for future inbound exchange students. I’m studying at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and my grades here count towards my overall grade, so a lot of what I put here may only be relevant to people in a similar … More My experiences in Hong Kong
As I write, it’s our week break for Easter. Most other Hispanic countries take this week off also, and it is typically called Semana Santa. However in Uruguay it’s called ‘Semana de Turismo’ owing to the country being laic. Sounds weird, ‘Tourism Week’, right? I would have said the same but at this point, in … More Studying abroad in Uruguay