Eight weeks ago, I arrived in Grenoble, a city in the French Alps to start my ERASMUS year at the Université Grenoble Alpes. There is no doubt that a year abroad poses many challenges wherever you jet off to. In my case, being a BA Geography student, my greatest challenge has been studying, living and … More Calling all part-time linguists!
My experience in Shanghai turned out to be one of the most exciting and vibrant trips of my whole life. I have visited countries all over the Globe, including places like Botswana, Zambia and Japan, but China was a trip like no other before. I discovered places, foods, people traditions and lifestyles, not only of … More My Summer School at Shanghai Jiao Tong University
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
Food is an essential part of immersing yourself in another culture. Food not only encapsulates the history and traditions of the country you’re visiting, but provides the perfect atmosphere to socialise and build great friendships over new dishes. One of the first planned events during my summer course in Bayreuth was a group meal out … More A Journey through German Food
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
The “Entrepreneurship in China”- International Summer School 2017, in Hangzhou, China is a summer school, which this year saw 37 students from 19 different universities, made of 17 different nationalities come together to understand entrepreneurship and Doing Business in China (DBIC). The programme is hosted by the School of Management Zhejiang University on one of their … More Hangzhou – The Beautiful City
Summer 2015 brought me to Salamanca in Spain as part of one of the subsidised summer opportunities on offer at the University of Leeds. It was a small, but lively, city two hours west of Madrid and only a short drive from the Portuguese border. It was lively and fun but also picturesque and quaint … More Language immersion in Salamanca