An unforgettable experience

I remember being told that your year abroad would be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. But in all honesty, the prospect of my year abroad seemed somewhat scary. I’d no longer be two hours away from home and I was SO

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Out of town in Xiang’an (翔安)

“Oh, so you’re heading to China for your year abroad? Beijing or Shanghai I guess?” “Nope, Xiamen.” The city is in the bracket of up and coming like most in China. Situated within the scenic Fujian region of South-East China

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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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Yes, to All Within Reason

At 1am on a Thursday night you would be forgiven for thinking that the Bleu Nuit was closed. The only person present was a waitress counting money at the till; rather than shooing us away she instead gave a knowing

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Better late than never

One of the scariest things about the year abroad is the idea of being out of your comfort zone and having to push yourself to talk to native people and make friends with people who potentially wouldn’t be your cup

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Le Mans Summer School

Hello everyone! I am a French and German student and have just returned from a 4 week long summer school in Le Mans, France. The summer school was a great experience as I was able to meet people from all

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