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Month: August 2019

Five reasons to visit Sognsvann Lake

Five reasons to visit Sognsvann Lake

Posted on 30 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

1. It is people friendly. As much as swimming in the Fjords was enjoyable, I did exit the water with very bloody feet. Sognsvann is a popular hangout spot for […]

Top 10- Fears and Cheers!

Top 10- Fears and Cheers!

Posted on 29 August 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

It’s now just over a day until I embark on my journey to Vancouver- I have contemplated the parts I am most looking forward to as well as those I […]

Pre-Chambéry Preparations

Posted on 29 August 2019 by Luchia Pontone

Hi :) An excitedly anxious 3rd year student-to-be here. with my 'Voyage' soon approaching, people around me have started to spit out a good old 'Bon voyage ma LuLu'. I […]

My first week at UVM

Posted on 25 August 2019 by Anna Rees

My first week at UVM is over, and I'm kinda sad about it. From the chaos of moving in day to pep rallies and beach days, it has been the […]

Applying for a year abroad- my story

Posted on 22 August 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

One of my major inspirations for studying Geology was the opportunity to travel- this dream has finally come true! This is due to some very hard work and a pinch […]

Where should I study abroad?

Where should I study abroad?

Posted on 20 August 2019 by Katie Hawkins

So you're trying to decide where to study abroad? Have a look into my experience deciding where to study and the factors I think you should think about when choosing too!

My first week in Oslo

My first week in Oslo

Posted on 17 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

It has been exactly a week since I moved to Oslo, Norway and what a week it has been. It has not been easy; there have been metro mishaps, social […]

My top 10 packing tips for anyone studying abroad

Posted on 8 August 2019 by Anna Rees

Everyone knows just how monotonous packing is, do any of us really look forward to it? When studying abroad, packing becomes much more complicated as you're essentially packing your whole […]

How I spent my last months before studying abroad

How I spent my last months before studying abroad

Posted on 6 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

The countdown is on; I leave for Norway this Friday. It has been a very busy month shopping for everything that I can possibly pack into two suitcases for life […]

Erasmus+ Forms: Cardiff University vs. Universitetet i Oslo

Erasmus+ Forms: Cardiff University vs. Universitetet i Oslo

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

When I received my nomination to the University of Oslo at the end of January, my checklist was quite small. Over time, it grew to what it is now. I […]

Finding the right travel arrangements for studying abroad

Finding the right travel arrangements for studying abroad

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Throughout completing the tasks for the financial and the medical sections of the preparation checklist, the travel arrangements I needed to make for the journey to Norway was on my mind. Unlike students travelling […]

How I prepared to study abroad with long-term health conditions

How I prepared to study abroad with long-term health conditions

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Health precautions can be as simple as a general check-up with the general practitioner, optician and dentist, vaccine evaluation and a supply of contraception. For others, like myself, who have long-term […]

How I prepared financially to study abroad

How I prepared financially to study abroad

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Amongst the studying abroad process, there comes the realisation that there is a lot of administration and preparation to be done. I’ve spoken about the things to consider before applying, the […]

Applying for Norwegian accommodation

Applying for Norwegian accommodation

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

After getting accepted to study abroad by both my home and host university, it was time to begin thinking about my living situation. At Cardiff University, students travelling for a […]

The process of applying for Erasmus+ with ENCAP

The process of applying for Erasmus+ with ENCAP

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

The Erasmus+ Application is a lengthy process. First, you will initially apply to your university; upon getting a nomination, you will need to apply to the host university, and then […]

Things to consider before applying to study abroad

Things to consider before applying to study abroad

Posted on 5 August 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Travelling is to live, or so they say, and thanks to international and European schemes, university students across the world are fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel to […]