Chile is living up to its name.

Hey! I’m Ritchie and I study French and Spanish in Southampton. I am now in Santiago in Chile for my year abroad studying at the Universidad Católica. People think going away to South America for your year abroad is too

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Life Lessons

There are many ways to describe a year abroad. You could start with the positives; the ‘Fantastic Opportunity’ and ‘Amazing Experiences’ that all of your friends and family gush about upon hearing of your impending adventure. Through their eyes, you

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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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Climbing Fuji-San

Two words – Absolute Hell. And yet, totally worth it. My climb started at 11am on Monday morning from the 5th station of the Yoshida Trail. We started off slow and just got slower. On average we walked for 5-10

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Blogging no Brasil: Episode 10

Hi guys, This is the penultimate blog post for this study placement, and it’s just a quick reminder to keep safe during the year abroad. I am living in São Paulo, Brazil and this murder rate in this country is

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Internship with Amnesty International Chile

For the second part of my year abroad, I am working as an intern with Amnesty International Chile. Having never worked with such an organization before, I really did not know what to expect, but it’s been a fantastic experience. I

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