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Life after Erasmus+

Life after Erasmus+

Posted on 19 April 2020 by Tammy-Louise Wilkins

When I returned to the UK in December 2019 after spending the Autumn semester of my final year abroad in Norway, I was filled with the incentive to live the […]

A Year Abroad And… A Long Distance Relationship

Posted on 12 March 2020 by Niamh O'Reilly

This post is the second in my weekly series where I write about topics that nearly stopped me going on my year abroad and how they have shaped my experience […]

A Year Abroad And… Mental Health

Posted on 5 March 2020 by Niamh O'Reilly

This blog is going to be the first in a weekly series. Each week I will write about topics that nearly stopped me going on my year abroad and how […]

Top 10: Fears and Cheers- Revisited!

Posted on 9 January 2020 by Niamh O'Reilly

As hectic uni life took over my blogs had to take a step back but now it’s a new term and I am so excited to get going again! Before […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

“If you are thinking of studying abroad, DO IT!” – Daisy from SFSU on studying at Cardiff University

Posted on 11 July 2018 by Study Abroad at Cardiff

My desire to travel brought me to studying abroad. I’ve traveled a lot around the U.S. and wanted to see the rest of the world. My home university’s study abroad […]

Ser un jóven en el España de hoy.

Posted on 18 January 2018 by Katie Elgie

Hola, buenas. Bienvenidos a mi primera ´Routes into Languages blog´. I have been provided with the broad subject of ´Being a young person in Spanish speaking society´. Castillo Almodover del […]

Canal Boat Trip

Posted on 3 July 2017 by Conor White

This was our first boat trip along the canal and what an experience it was! The aim of the trip was to investigate and sample sites along the canal that […]

Coring and Exploring

Posted on 19 June 2017 by Conor White

Our first day in the field was an introduction in order to understand and recognise the major rock formations along the Gaillard Cut part of the canal. We travelled from […]

Exploring Panama City

Posted on 16 June 2017 by Conor White

Two flights after leaving Cardiff, travelling first to Paris and then across the Atlantic, we arrived in Panama. Having settled into the accommodation provided by the Panama Canal Authorities (ACP), […]