The Truth Behind the Year Abroad: Planning & Preparation

If you know someone spending a year abroad in Australia, you may have noticed that the dribble of year abroad posts on social media has already begun. Prepare yourself: it will only get worse. In fact, in less than a month, I will be flying halfway across the world to start my own year abroad in the US, and so, I’ll soon be adding my … Continue reading The Truth Behind the Year Abroad: Planning & Preparation

A  Hyggelig Christmas: Celebrate the festive season the Danish way!

3 ways to hygge up your Christmas and celebrate the festive season the Danish way! As I cycle through Copenhagen on my route home from classes I start to realise that Denmark is the place to be at Christmas. On my rides to and from University in the city, I have keenly observed the steady construction of markets and the putting-up of the Christmas lights … Continue reading A  Hyggelig Christmas: Celebrate the festive season the Danish way!

48 Hours in Porto

Mentioning to the average Brit that you spent a semester living abroad in Portugal usually triggers questions relating to the Algarve and its reputation for beaches, booze and bronzed skin. However, in recent years the rest of the country has gained popularity thanks to the renaissance undergone by its capital, Lisbon. With more and more UK travellers discovering the country’s potential as a city-break mecca, … Continue reading 48 Hours in Porto

10 Ways to Boss Your Year Abroad

I’ve just come back from my year abroad as a Language Assistant in Strasbourg, France, and have had the time of my life. I was very lucky during my year abroad: I met some amazing people, adored the city I lived in, and generally had an enjoyable overall experience. However, there are always going to be a few bumps in the road along the way. … Continue reading 10 Ways to Boss Your Year Abroad

Advice to Freshers from a Finalist: A Year Abroad

If you’re a languages fresher, the big compulsory YA is bound to be on your mind. I’d always said I’d live in France “one day”, but I’m not sure how that would have panned out if I hadn’t been forced into the whole thing. Moving to different country is a big deal, but at the end of it the world now seems much more open … Continue reading Advice to Freshers from a Finalist: A Year Abroad

Secrets of a Briton in New York

Before my departure, the University of Exeter’s Study Abroad department held various meetings about what to expect when you… well, study abroad. They went into minute detail about the culture shock that we would face, and reiterated that there was a trained team in our chosen country to help us if things got a bit too overwhelming. I have to say that when I arrived, … Continue reading Secrets of a Briton in New York