Hi, I’m Kimberly and I'm the student ambassador for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Travel Aware campaign.
My goal is to share with you my experiences, provide advice and tips on travelling and to widen your horizons with the hope of inspiring you to go travel and make the most of the opportunities offered to you.
Travelling soon? Ensure you’re prepared with our summer checklist. Planning your trip abroad definitely isn’t the most exciting part, however it is the most vital part to ensure your safety and overall preparedness. Plus, it doesn’t have to be as stressful as you may think! The FCO Travel Aware page offers comprehensive advice to help Read more
Being in a different country does not mean you are suddenly immersed in the culture. To really absorb a new culture, you have to make the effort! If your goal is to have a completely new experience, which allows you to explore a new culture to its fullest, then hopefully these points will help! Food Read more
Ever wondered where your favourite TV series are filmed? We’ve put together a list of your top TV series and their filming locations including fun facts and travel tips for you to be inspired to visit the very same spots! Game Of Thrones Where is it filmed? Castillo de Zafra, Spain and Croatia Interesting facts: Read more
We spoke to George Leonard, a Cardiff Alumni about his experience working as an Intern in Colombia. George, from London, studied Spanish and Italian at Cardiff University. Following a year studying abroad, he spent the summer taking part in an internship with InternColombia where he taught English at an NGO in Bogotá – La Fundación Read more
Chewing gum, wearing fancy dress or feeding pigeons are all acceptable acts in the UK. However, as innocent as these may seem, these are some of the reasons why many British citizens get into trouble abroad and sometimes face paying hefty fines or even face being arrested or detained. Customs that are commonplace and accepted Read more
Culture shock. All travellers have experienced the same. When you first arrive in a country, it can be tricky adjusting to the new culture. The way of life can be so different to the one back home! Although the UK and France are not worlds apart, some aspects of the culture can still be a Read more
Christmas is over but that doesn’t mean the fun is! Luckily, we have New Year’s Eve to keep our spirits high after a mad, merry and magical Christmas. It’s the time to ring in the new year ahead with (again) lots of food, drink and festive fun. To celebrate this global occasion, we’ve put together Read more
Hi everyone! I thought this would be a very important topic to discuss since it’s that time of the year when we start to think of our year abroad options or about a summer internship. You have all these amazing opportunities staring right at you, all different countries, activities and program, but which one do Read more
Bonjour everyone! Today’s blog topic is about all the things you need to know before going away abroad. It’s all good and well me telling you about all the things I’ve been doing so far, but for people planning on working or studying abroad, one of the most important things to know is how to Read more
Bonjour! It’s now been two months since I arrived in Nantes and I thought I would write this post about my experience of the culture here so far. When you first arrive in a country, the biggest difficulty is adjusting to the new culture around you. The way of life, mannerisms and routine are all Read more
Hello, my name is Kimberly, I study French and Spanish and have recently started the first half of my Year Abroad in Nantes! Before I write about my year abroad so far, I thought as my first post I would tell you about the volunteering experience I took part in this summer. The Interceltic Festival Read more
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