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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]