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

My Best Experience So Far… Singapore

Singapore My most vivid experience in Singapore was at the beginning of the trip, when we all went to the famous Raffles Hotel. I went with a group of course friends I had met after a heavy day of lectures. We had all been learning about colonialism, looking at how past structural and social changes still impact Singaporean culture. So when … More My Best Experience So Far… Singapore