3 Things I Wish I Had Brought with Me on My Year Abroad… Porto, Portugal

When packing for my year abroad, I was certain that I had packed everything. I arrived in Porto with 3 huge cases that reached the flight’s weight limit, stuffed full of almost everything in my life. Little did I know, I had forgotten some essential items which left me feeling a bit lost in my … More 3 Things I Wish I Had Brought with Me on My Year Abroad… Porto, Portugal

What I Wish I Had Brought with Me on My Year Abroad… Massachusetts, USA

I am currently half-way through my first semester, and I’ve had time to reflect on what I wish I’d brought with me. Coming to America, I had 52kg overall to bring with me, which culminated in a massive suitcase, a carry-on, and a backpack. Even with this, I struggled when deciding what to bring, as … More What I Wish I Had Brought with Me on My Year Abroad… Massachusetts, USA

Top Tips for Finding Accommodation… Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

As in many of the countries where you can take your year abroad, Rio has no student halls so private accommodation is pretty much your only option. Decide what you want! This is very important. Rio is all about beach life and seaside living and water sports. However, our host university, PUC, is in a neighbourhood … More Top Tips for Finding Accommodation… Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

“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

“Everything good is Swedish”… My Year in Sweden

I had the same stereotypical idea of Sweden as everyone else before leaving the UK: IKEA furniture, beautiful people, expensive living, amazing fashion, cold winters, meatballs and the non-stop worshiping of ABBA. But never did I think that my random choice of Erasmus location would be so great. There are things that outsiders do not … More “Everything good is Swedish”… My Year in Sweden