Madrid year abroad: My First Semester

To start I want to assure you that this blog isn’t in the slightest some sort of tragic post about how I’m not enjoying my year abroad in fact in some ways it’s the opposite. Since being here I’ve experienced

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My first semester at Penn State

I have now spent a semester at Penn State University on my year abroad as part of my geophysics program and my first thoughts are primarily of the form “that was not what I expected”. This is not to say

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Exploring the Pacific Northwest

A couple of months ago I travelled from my exchange university, Humboldt State University in California, to Vancouver, Seattle, and Portland, as part of a week’s break I had in the first semester. Here’s how I got on! ~ Before

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Ottawa: A Great First Semester

Disclaimer: this blog post is most likely littered with study abroad clichés and probably as cheesy as a large poutine covered in cheese curds so if you’re not here for that feel free to leave. To those of you who

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We Are… Penn State!

So, it’s the week before semester one ex­­ams… scary time of year. I’m now taking a bit of time off from cramming to write about my experiences so far studying abroad at Pennsylvania State University, USA. Now, trying to keep

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10 tips for your stay as an exchange student in Wellington

Get a car! New Zealand is the ideal country for road trips with roads that winds through stunning and it’s many free camp sides. A car will allow you to get into outdoors activities, which is a must in NZ

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