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Month: September 2019

Some Advice for a First Month- Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada by Freddie Bennett.

Posted on 30 September 2019 by Frederick Bennett

Hi, my name is Freddie and I am currently on a year abroad at Dalhousie University. I thought for a first blog post I could say a little bit about […]

Light the Night: Lysvangdring langs Akerselva

Light the Night: Lysvangdring langs Akerselva

Posted on 27 September 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Every year, Oslo set up candle-lit mystical walks beside the city’s rivers to celebrate the September equinox where day and night share the same amount of hours. This week, myself […]

Things to remember before you go on your year abroad…

Posted on 27 September 2019 by Alice Clifford

Starting your year abroad is extremely daunting in many ways, therefore it is important to be prepared in order to make your move as easy as possible and allow yourself […]

Mount Meager- Foreign Fieldwork

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Early on Saturday morning I packed my bags with all my brand new fieldwork gear ( literally brand new- after learning about this fieldtrip on Tuesday  had to go on […]

Summer in Seoul

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Laura Simons

Summer in Seoul 안녕하세요 (an-nyeong-ha-sae-yo!) My name is Laura, I am a 3rd year Neuroscience student and this summer I attended Seoul National University International Summer Programme. Seoul is a […]

Hiking to Vettakollen

Hiking to Vettakollen

Posted on 22 September 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Since being diagnosed with chronic pain and fatigue conditions nine years ago, it is fair to say athletic activity has not been on my agenda. I spent the years leading […]

Staying out of trouble in Italy

Staying out of trouble in Italy

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter Italy’s reputation for pizza, pasta and bureaucracy is well known. What people are less aware of are the new visitor-aimed rules and regulations that they have introduced […]

My Homecoming Experience

My Homecoming Experience

Posted on 17 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

I believed Homecoming was just an American tradition so when I arrived in Canada I was surprised to be surrounded by numerous advertisements for the event. For those that don’t […]

Philosophy assignments: Cardiff vs. Oslo

Philosophy assignments: Cardiff vs. Oslo

Posted on 16 September 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

As I write this, I have just submitted my first of seven assignments to one of the three modules I am taking at the University of Oslo. It is incredibly […]

My first month in America

My first month in America

Posted on 16 September 2019 by Katie Hawkins

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 […]

From Vikings to Munch: A tour of Oslo’s museums

From Vikings to Munch: A tour of Oslo’s museums

Posted on 13 September 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

One of the many things that I have quickly grown to love from living in Norway is the transport system. For £40 a month, I can travel anywhere on bus, […]

Class Differences- Adjusting to Canadian Courses

Posted on 13 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Today marks the end of my first full week of classes at UBC. I have noticed some major differences in teaching/learning styles between the UK and Canada. I’ve listed 5 […]

First Week

Posted on 12 September 2019 by Luchia Pontone

Student Card for my new uni Today I had my first meeting to get my student card it was a bit of a hectic day because I forgot my purse […]

All you need to know about preparing to go on your Erasmus year abroad

Posted on 12 September 2019 by Mary Robinson

So you've decided you want to go on an Erasmus year abroad (and also decided that my intro was cliche, don't worry I'm not that impressed either) and you've done […]

Making friends and dealing with loneliness whilst studying abroad

Making friends and dealing with loneliness whilst studying abroad

Posted on 10 September 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

After the stress of planning, shopping and bleeding money, finally making the move to the country that will be home for the next semester or year is initially a relief. […]

Settling in- My First Week at UBC!

Posted on 7 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Saturday I left Vancouver Airport at 3pm on Saturday. It didn’t take much more than half an hour to get to UBC and I was checked in my room by […]

5 Tips for a stress-free airport experience

Posted on 3 September 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

I am known to be very anxious at airports and after talking to others sharing my flight, I realised I am not alone. Here are my top tips on a […]

American VISAs 101

American VISAs 101

Posted on 3 September 2019 by Katie Hawkins

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!

Can confirm that Nepal is worth the hype- if you don’t mind leeches

Posted on 2 September 2019 by Charlotte Pickwick

My first week in numbers: 1 non- functioning toilet, 1 adopted doggo, 1 bumpy 4 hour ride in the back of a jeep, 2 clinics, 3 traditional welcoming ceremonies, 7 […]