Bayreuth Sommeruni

Last year I was accepted for my year abroad at Dresden Academy of Fine Arts. Whilst this was an incredible opportunity I was worried about one thing: I couldn’t speak a single word of German. The summer university language courses are honestly a life-saver, with the tuition fees for the entire course being subsidised by … More Bayreuth Sommeruni

26 Days in Germany

This summer I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to spend a month on a funded summer school studying at the University of Bayreuth, located in north Bavaria Germany. The first thing someone told me when I said I was going on a summer school was “a month won’t be enough time”. How right … More 26 Days in Germany

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