I'm Katie, a third year English Literature and Philosophy student! I am spending my Autumn term of my third year studying abroad at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, USA. So for the rest of 2019 you will be able to find me avoiding the Cardiff rain reading a book on a Californian beach!
Perhaps one of the most daunting parts of spending a semester abroad in America is the thought of dorm rooms, I’m sure we all have enough horror stories from our time in Taly to last a lifetime. Unlike Taly however, in America, the chances are you will be sharing your dorm-room and as most college Read more
Last weekend, I got the chance to visit one of my favourite art museums in LA: LACMA, otherwise known as the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Even if you’ve never heard of this museum you have certainly seen some of its artwork on Instagram, in particular, Urban Lights by Chris Burden that sits outside of Read more
Being a part of the English Literature Society committee has been a big part of my university life at Cardiff, and so was one of the things I was worried I’d miss out on whilst studying abroad this semester. However, halfway through the semester, I can say that (although unable to attend society events) I Read more
I’ve completed six weeks at LMU now and it’s fair to say that studying in America is far different from studying at home in Cardiff (first off Cardiff students are only just completing their first week of lectures for the year!). In my post today I’m going to chat all about the differences I have Read more
I’ve now been in Los Angeles for a month, so I thought it was time I shared some of my experiences of living and studying in a different country so far! Read on to find out what I’ve been getting up to in the last month! I’ll be honest and tell you that the first Read more
So you’ve been offered a place to study abroad in America! That’s great, but once the excitement has worn off you may start to worry about getting an American VISA. That’s why I’m going to explain the process that I went through to get my VISA to hopefully make the process a little less stressful for you! Read more