I’m in Philadelphia and I Need More Sportswear

Welcome! This is my first blog post since the start of my year abroad. I’ve been in the USA exactly three weeks now so I thought it was about the right time to get this blog-party started. For those of you who

Read more

A Prague Report

1st September 2018 I arrived in Prague – Czech Republic, ready to embark on a 2-weeks journalism programme at Charles University. I had never been to Prague prior to this nor had I spent so long outside of the country

Read more

Journalism School: Czeching out Prague

In September, I spent two weeks in the beautiful city of Prague studying cross-platform journalism, a relatively new strand of journalism which embraces diverse media such as social media, photography, and interactive videos. These forms of broadcasting news and opinion

Read more

Brazil, Brazil, Brazil

Where do I begin…my year abroad in Brazil was INTERESTING, I learnt a lot about myself and Brazilian society but I wouldn’t want to do a disservice to future Year Abroad (YA) students by saying it was all a bed

Read more

The Boy in Brazil

The Brazilians have a famous saying; “O Brasil não é para principiantes” meaning that Brazil is not for beginners. This motif became apparent even before I had arrived. Ever since I was young it had been a dream of mine to live

Read more

Southampton to Medellín

Most people (my own family included) perceived Colombia, particularly Medellín as a hotspot for drug trafficking, kidnapping, prostitution and murder. I was determined to prove this “Narcos” fuelled stereotype wrong by spending a year there and coming back alive. My

Read more