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A closer look into: New Year in Japan

Posted on 7 January 2020 by Alejandra

Konnichiwa! I would first like to introduce myself, since I have been in my year abroad since September of last year, but since it took me all my strength and […]

What my American dorm room is like

What my American dorm room is like

Posted on 5 December 2019 by Katie Hawkins

Perhaps one of the most daunting parts of spending a semester abroad in America is the thought of dorm rooms, I’m sure we all have enough horror stories from our […]

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 […]

A visit to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

A visit to The Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Posted on 3 November 2019 by Katie Hawkins

Last weekend, I got the chance to visit one of my favourite art museums in LA: LACMA, otherwise known as the Los Angeles Museum of Art. Even if you've never […]

How to be an active committee member whilst abroad!

How to be an active committee member whilst abroad!

Posted on 30 October 2019 by Katie Hawkins

Being a part of the English Literature Society committee has been a big part of my university life at Cardiff, and so was one of the things I was worried […]

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 […]

Foreign Fieldwork #2

Posted on 6 October 2019 by Niamh O'Reilly

Today I embarked on my second (likely my final) fieldtrip here in Vancouver. I really enjoyed writing about my previous fieldtrip, and you seemed to enjoy reading it so why […]

The differences between studying in America vs. studying in the UK

The differences between studying in America vs. studying in the UK

Posted on 3 October 2019 by Katie Hawkins

I've completed six weeks at LMU now and it's fair to say that studying in America is far different from studying at home in Cardiff (first off Cardiff students are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

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 […]

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 […]