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Traveling Out and Feeling Real

Posted on 5 October 2019 by Thea Plumstead

I have never been as excited and yet nervous for anything in my life as I was to be flying out to Greece. I was ready for authenticity, the local […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]