How Switzerland Saved Me: A Retrospective on my Year Abroad

Preparing for the year. A year abroad is a daunting prospect. To be thrown into another country with no one you know, little real understanding of the area until you actually get there and an array of opportunities ahead of

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Zurich, Switzerland

Reflecting on my year abroad in Zurich, I can say with confidence that it was an experience I will never forget. From attempting to distinguish between Swiss German and High German to exploring the beautiful country, my year abroad presented

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My first semester in France

For many people, doing a year abroad means going to a new country with a new language, culture etc. But I decided to do my year abroad in France where I was born and grew up for 10 years. I

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Brazil: And So It Begins…

Oi! Tudo bem? I’m Saffron and I study Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Southampton and I’m currently spending my third year abroad at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, in Florianópolis, Brazil. I’ll be updating this blog regularly

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Becoming a ‘latte-drinking wool scarf’ – University of Iceland Staff Training Week

Before I introduce myself, let me first explain this blog title. A ‘latte-drinking wool scarf’ is the name Icelanders give to those fellow Icelanders who live in the centre of Reykjavik (which is 60% of the population). During my week in Reykjavik on

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