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

Sports Scholarships at Hong Kong City University

I became aware of the £2,000 tennis sports scholarship from the team’s tennis coach who suggested I apply for it. All the available scholarships are actually listed on the CityU website but I had not been aware of it before. It is definitely something for students to be proactive about if they play sports and are going to HKCU. … More Sports Scholarships at Hong Kong City University

English Uni vs. American Uni – A comparison

  I go to Leeds but am on my year abroad at Penn State. After 5 months in America, I’ve noticed some major differences between English and American universities, which I split into education and social life. I study politics, and I think the following relates to most degrees, although not all of them. Education: … More English Uni vs. American Uni – A comparison

The festive season in the land of Christmas Markets

The Christmas Markets in Germany are definitely one of the largest tourist attractions every winter. The public squares and streets in cities and small towns are filled with stalls, laden with everything from sweet food to wooden crafts, ceramics, tourist items, and hats. My stay in Germany wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t visit some … More The festive season in the land of Christmas Markets

What it’s like being on study abroad with a long-term health problem

Following on from my article about why to choose France for your year abroad, I thought I would put pen to paper about something a bit more personal. But for anyone who knows me, this article shouldn’t come as a surprise. Currently I am in Lyon as I study Law with French Law hence a … More What it’s like being on study abroad with a long-term health problem

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?

From Geckos to Humidity and Drinking from a Bag

Singapore was inevitably going to throw some cultural differences in my way. But with this in mind, nothing could truly prepare me for the weather. My first few weeks saw me constantly searching for the nearest aircon and reapplying deodorant every half hour. A few months on and I have definitely acclimatised to the heat, … More From Geckos to Humidity and Drinking from a Bag