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Phoebe Grinter

Phoebe Grinter

I am a final year Italian and English Literature student who has just finished a year abroad studying at the Università degli studi di Verona. As Cardiff University's student brand ambassador for The Foreign and Commonwealth Office's 'Travel Aware' campaign, my aim is to share my experiences and give advice to those going abroad. I hope to inspire you to make the most of your opportunities and to travel as much as possible!

Latest posts

Coronavirus

Coronavirus

Posted on 12 March 2020 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter The outbreak of COVID-19, more commonly known as the coronavirus, continues to evolve and is beginning to impact more people. As the virus spreads across the globe, […]

Hotel vs. Hostel vs. Airbnb

Hotel vs. Hostel vs. Airbnb

Posted on 9 February 2020 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter When going on holiday there are many things to consider. Hot or cold country? Relaxing or adventurous? Factor 20 or factor 50? But arguably one of the […]

Winter Sun

Winter Sun

Posted on 28 January 2020 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter Ah, winter. Cold, rainy, endless winter. Months of freezing temperatures, damp days and frozen extremities have pushed me to my very limit. But as January finally comes […]

Making friends on your Year Abroad

Making friends on your Year Abroad

Posted on 4 November 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter You’ve finally submitted all of the paperwork, found somewhere to live, renewed your passport and bought your plane ticket. Suddenly the fact that you’re going to study […]

The Land of the Rising Sun – RWC 2019

The Land of the Rising Sun – RWC 2019

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

@cardiffunitravel Phoebe Grinter After more than 20 years in Europe, Australia and New Zealand, The Rugby World Cup 2019 has finally made it to Asia. Between 20th September and 2nd […]

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 […]

In fair Verona…

Posted on 17 February 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

As I prepare for the start of my second semester at the Università di Verona, I thought I'd talk a bit more about the city itself. It is best known […]

Settling (back) in

Posted on 29 January 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

Coming back to Verona after four weeks at home for Christmas to be greeted by exams is not fun. After all the comforts of home, the excitement of Christmas and […]

The hostess with the mostess

Posted on 13 January 2019 by Phoebe Grinter

I love being hostess. Having people come and visit me here in Verona has excited me since before I came out! The first visitors I hosted were my mum and […]

It’s all fun and games

Posted on 19 December 2018 by Phoebe Grinter

At Verona university the Erasmus society is highly regarded, and rightly so. They organised a freshers’ fortnight specifically for Erasmus students which included meals, nights out and aperitivo evenings where […]

What exams?

Posted on 9 December 2018 by Phoebe Grinter

As I sit in the library attempting to write the longest essay I’ve ever written – 5000 words, pray for me – I decide I need a *debatably* well-earned break! […]

StuDYING!

Posted on 6 December 2018 by Phoebe Grinter

Before I start this post I just want to make it clear that my aim is not to put you off doing a year abroad at all, but I feel […]

A helping hand…

Posted on 5 December 2018 by Phoebe Grinter

Before I chose to study at the wonderful Università degli studi di Verona in Italy, I went through the arduous process of the deciding what to do for my year […]