Three things I learned from my year abroad in France

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

Pick France for your year abroad because pourquoi pas?

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?

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

First month abroad

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

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