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Pegah Besyarfard

Posted on 15 January 2020 by GO Student Ambassadors

School of Law and Politics Erasmus+ study placement Where did you go? Hamburg University in Germany for a year abroad. Why did you decide to study abroad? I was interested […]

Saying goodbye to my experience in Norway and all the friends I made there

Saying goodbye to my experience in Norway and all the friends I made there

Posted on 6 January 2020 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

The main fear I had weighing heavy on my shoulders about studying abroad is that it would be a very lonely experience. I always tried to submerge myself into the […]

Finding accommodation after spending a semester abroad

Finding accommodation after spending a semester abroad

Posted on 4 January 2020 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

When I first spoke about finding accommodation, I stated that I would not be paying for a property at my home institution due to the additional cost of accommodation and […]

My Last Week in Oslo

My Last Week in Oslo

Posted on 4 January 2020 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

My final week in Oslo was crazy one. Despite having lived there for five months, I still had so many things to discover and staples of the city to witness. […]

Goodbye Norway: An honest retrospect on studying abroad

Goodbye Norway: An honest retrospect on studying abroad

Posted on 12 December 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Am I excited to go home? Yes. Am I ready to go home? Not quite. When I started the application process to study in Norway, I was conflicted in how […]

Christmas in Oslo

Christmas in Oslo

Posted on 3 December 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Now that my time in Norway is nearly at an end, I have been quite quiet here as I have been busy checking off everything I have desperately wanted to […]

24 hours in Bergen: On travelling alone and things to do in Bergen

24 hours in Bergen: On travelling alone and things to do in Bergen

Posted on 19 November 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

The first week of October and turning another year older was not a smooth ride. In fact, anything that could go wrong, did go wrong that week. So in the very early […]

Experiencing snow in Norway for the first time

Experiencing snow in Norway for the first time

Posted on 10 November 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

The first thing that just about everyone who knows me personally said when I revealed I would be moving to Norway was ‘you know it is cold and snowing all […]

The Boy comes to Norway

The Boy comes to Norway

Posted on 9 November 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

After saying goodbye on a train platform in Switzerland four months ago, I was reunited with my boyfriend recently. As discussed in Long-Distance Relationships, myself and Ben are both on study […]

Don’t worry mum, it’s educational

Don’t worry mum, it’s educational

Posted on 4 November 2019 by Alice Clifford

While it is very easy to waste a worrying amount of time binging series on Netfilx, what if I told you that you can still watch episode after episode without […]

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 […]

How to spend a day in Tromsø

How to spend a day in Tromsø

Posted on 4 November 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

In the last days of October, I finally took my first trip outside of Olso during my semester abroad. My boyfriend was visiting and, as a gift to one another, […]

Highs and lows

Posted on 22 October 2019 by Alice Clifford

One phrase that will always remind me of my dad is ‘the highs and lows’. As a Liverpool football fan, after every depressing defeat he would always say ‘oh the […]

What I have learned about having a long-distance relationship whilst studying abroad

What I have learned about having a long-distance relationship whilst studying abroad

Posted on 21 October 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

When you start university, you are often told about the fresher relationship. The fresher relationship is someone you meet in the beginning of first year and have a whirlwind romance before it fizzles […]

Three quirky bars to visit in Oslo

Three quirky bars to visit in Oslo

Posted on 14 October 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

One thing that they do not tell you when you plan to live in Norway is that the night life is incredibly less lax, despite the drinking age being eighteen. […]

Spain’s fight against climate change

Spain’s fight against climate change

Posted on 11 October 2019 by Alice Clifford

During my short time here I have been really amazed by Spain’s fight against climate change. I was able to be part of the worldwide global strike which saw almost […]

Te quiero Granada

Te quiero Granada

Posted on 8 October 2019 by Alice Clifford

While Cardiff and Live Lounge will always have my heart, I am very quickly falling in love with Granada. From impromptu live music and flamenco dancing on the street, to […]

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 […]

The Basics in Valencia

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Mary Robinson

Hi again! It's been a while since I last wrote a blog post because I've been so busy for the past month and also my secret talent is procrastination. So […]

Spending my birthday in Oslo, Norway

Spending my birthday in Oslo, Norway

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

Call me strange but I have never spent my birthday without my family or outside of university and home. When I first got my nomination for studying in Norway, this […]