Erasmus: The first few days

Posted on January 3, 2015 by Chloë Hathway

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



Wanderlust in Deutschland

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Alexia Cowley

  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


Making it to Nantes

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Chloë Hathway

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


Ich liebe Berlin

Posted on December 7, 2014 by Elin Jones

  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


Coucou, tout le monde!

Posted on November 26, 2014 by Kathryn Muldoon

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!




Chris speaks to Student Blas about Volunteering in Africa

Posted on September 4, 2014 by Christopher Beynon

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


The city of Leuven – how did it ‘plan’ out?

Posted on August 28, 2014 by Wendy Maden

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?