The first week of the year abroad is possibly one of the most challenging and daunting of your life so far, but don’t let that put you off! Although it was difficult and stressful, it was also a huge learning curve, and is well worth working through as you reap the benefits later on! As Read moreabout Erasmus: The first few days
I am a French and Spanish third year student at Cardiff University, currently in south-east France in the small Alpine city of Chambéry. For the first semester of my Year Abroad I am studying here at the Université de Savoie, before heading to Spain in February to focus on my Spanish at the Universidad Read moreabout The start of my time in Chambéry, France
Some of my favourite photos of Berlin since being here…. I have had a whirlwind of a time since winter has kicked in. I’ve experienced -9 temperatures (in Hamburg up a tower at night), I’ve done the European thing and had a coffee out pretty much every single day, and now the workload is Read moreabout Wanderlust in Deutschland
Bonjour from France! I’m a third year BA French & Italian student, currently on my Year Abroad which is a compulsory component of my degree (lucky me!). Although I’ve been living in France for almost three months now (!), I thought I would start by telling you all how I managed to get here in Read moreabout Making it to Nantes
Fy enw i ydi Elin Jones, a dwi’n astudio Almaeneg a Cherddoriaeth ym Mhrifysgol Caerdydd. Fel rhan o fy nghwrs mae hi’n orfodol i fi dreulio blwyddyn yn yr Almaen yn gwella fy iaith. Mae hi’n fis Rhagfyr! Sy’n golygu fy mod i’n byw yn Prenzlauer Berg, yn Nwyrain Berlin ers dros 2 fis Read moreabout Ich liebe Berlin
Three very eventful months into the first stage of my Erasmus story, it’s probably time to reflect a little on my time so far in Lyon. And why is it that I’m in Lyon, you may ask? As a French (and German, but more on that in a few months) student, I’m given straight off Read moreabout Coucou, tout le monde!
Wow, really! Such a programme is just a fantastic way to spend your holidays. I did a German course in GLS Schule in Berlin, after which you will never put spacebar between some words [in German many long words are made up of two or more words ‘stuck together’] The programme meant that I could Read moreabout Wow! GLS Schule in Berlin – really, just wow!
Pre-departure The best feeling was when I received an email congratulating me on my success in achieving a grant to study abroad. I had the option of choosing where to study as long as it was for at least a month and in a recognised institution. Salamanca seemed ideal for me as I had always Read moreabout A month in Salamanca learning Spanish
Blas caught up with Chris Beynon, a final year Economics student who spent last summer volunteering in Burundi, a small country in central Africa with Tearfund as part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) scheme. Can you tell us about your placement and what it involved? ICS is a British government funded initiative that aims Read moreabout Chris speaks to Student Blas about Volunteering in Africa
Wendy Maden, final year student on the BSc City and Regional Planning, reflects on her experience of studying abroad through the Erasmus programme Wendy, third from the right, pictured in Leuven with friends made while on the Erasmus programme. Wendy stated: “This photo summarises Erasmus quite well: Swedish, Italian, German, British, Israeli and Italian in Read moreabout The city of Leuven – how did it ‘plan’ out?
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