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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer in Seoul

Posted on 24 September 2019 by Laura Simons

Summer in Seoul 안녕하세요 (an-nyeong-ha-sae-yo!) My name is Laura, I am a 3rd year Neuroscience student and this summer I attended Seoul National University International Summer Programme. Seoul is a […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

My First Week as an Intern in Bali

Posted on 17 July 2018 by Holly McElroy

It has been a week since I first touched down in Bali and already it feels like a home. A strange home, different to anything I’ve known before where walking […]