It’s okay to get things wrong language wise: I had many situations and conversations in French where I felt out of my depth; from setting up a bank account to sorting housing contracts. It can sometimes feel daunting, however, as long as you persevere and keep talking and smiling I found most people were friendly … More Three things I learned from my year abroad in France
1. There’s always something to do! There’s so much on in both the day and night time you’ll never be stuck for anything to do. 2. The nightlife – especially good if you’re into techno music. 3. The people – the French have a reputation for being rude but honestly I’ve found the Lyonnais tend to be quite … More 10 reasons to study in Lyon
I am currently studying at Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 in Lyon, France as a part of my Law with French Law LLB at University of Leeds. For me, learning French was always something I have enjoyed and felt connected to as I have a French speaking parent from Cambodia (a former French colony) so … More Pick France for your year abroad because pourquoi pas?
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
I’ve now lived in Leipzig for just under a month so I thought it would be good to share my experience here so far on this blog. Leipzig is a truly amazing place – lots of people refer to it as ‘Hypezig’ or ‘a smaller/better Berlin’ and I can really see why. There’s so much … More First month abroad
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
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