Year Abroad at the National University of Singapore – 1 year on

Today (1st August) marks one year since I arrived in Singapore for my study abroad year at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Bittersweet is the best way to describe how this makes me feel. On one hand, I hold a deep sense of sadness that my year abroad is over and I would do … More Year Abroad at the National University of Singapore – 1 year on

Canada – I Choose You! Advice from a Returning Student

Firstly if you’re debating a year abroad – do it! It was honestly the best year of my life and I’m already planning my return! I was originally thinking about a year abroad in France to improve my French but then realised I would hate to write technical French engineering essays/reports (although it could be … More Canada – I Choose You! Advice from a Returning Student

“Some advice from an old hand”… My Year in Italy

I don’t think you can ever say you’ve really ‘mastered’ living abroad. That’s the beauty of it; there’s no rule book, not one way of doing it. There are, however, some snippets of advice that I wish I had known before embarking on my 10 month move to Trieste, Italy. Therefore, I feel it’s only … More “Some advice from an old hand”… My Year in Italy

My Year in China

Just two days ago I returned back to the UK from exactly a year spent away at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU). I think the best way to really reflect on my experiences is to look at some things that have changed about me and my life. I remember, during a preparation meeting for a summer … More My Year in China

Clubs and Societies Abroad… Japanese Traditional Dance Club

When studying abroad I think the best thing to do is to try something new that you can’t do back at home.  That’s why I joined the 日本舞踊 club and began learning traditional Japanese dance from the Edo Period ( 1603-1868).  When watching the dance it seems very elegant and graceful and yet I realized … More Clubs and Societies Abroad… Japanese Traditional Dance Club