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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 […]

Nantes month one: I’ve arrived and I’m alive!

Posted on 2 October 2017 by Clarissa Le Neindre-Hubbard

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” – Geoffrey Willans It’s all too easy to forget the reason we’ve come on a year abroad, especially […]

FIRST WEEK À PARIS: Struggles & Observations

FIRST WEEK À PARIS: Struggles & Observations

Posted on 28 September 2017 by Natasha Holmes

Ok, so I’m not here to tell you it’s all going to be terrible but I am going to be brutally honest about a few of the struggles I had […]

Erasmus: The first few days

Erasmus: The first few days

Posted on 3 January 2015 by Chloë Hathway

The first week of the year abroad is possibly one of the most challenging and daunting of your life so far, but don’t let that put you off! Although it […]

The start of my time in Chambéry, France

The start of my time in Chambéry, France

Posted on 21 December 2014 by Alice Whelan

I am a French and Spanish third year student at Cardiff University, currently in south-east France in the small Alpine city of Chambéry. For the first semester of my Year […]

Making it to Nantes

Making it to Nantes

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Chloë Hathway

Bonjour from France! I’m a third year BA French & Italian student, currently on my Year Abroad which is a compulsory component of my degree (lucky me!). Although I've been […]

A month in Salamanca learning Spanish

A month in Salamanca learning Spanish

Posted on 8 September 2014 by Juliette Jensen

Pre-departure The best feeling was when I received an email congratulating me on my success in achieving a grant to study abroad. I had the option of choosing where to […]

The city of Leuven – how did it ‘plan’ out?

Posted on 28 August 2014 by Wendy Maden

Wendy Maden, final year student on the BSc City and Regional Planning, reflects on her experience of studying abroad through the Erasmus programme Wendy, third from the right, pictured in […]

Nearly two weeks in LA!

Posted on 21 August 2014 by Lauren Booth

Well, I've been in Los Angeles for 11 days now, and have had the most fantastic time. Getting moved in was pretty nerve wracking (just knowing which way to cross […]

Summer School at Xiamen University

Summer School at Xiamen University

Posted on 18 August 2014 by Lowri Allen

Spending my summer studying in China has been a fantastic opportunity, the China university experience is very different to that of the UK but is equally enjoyable.  My course at […]

The bright lights of Hong Kong

The bright lights of Hong Kong

Posted on 13 August 2014 by Lara Bridge

After a 30 hour journey and several flight delays, we finally arrived in Hong Kong. The first shock occurred as we stepped out of the cool air conditioned airport, and […]

Arriving at Xiamen University

Posted on 28 July 2014 by Vanessa Yau

NI men hao! (Hello!) it’s the end of my first school week here at the Overseas college in Xiamen and I'm well on my way to settling in. I arrived […]