Tourist to (temporary) Resident


Being here for just shy of a month has been absolutely amazing, and I’m sure that will continue, however I have slowly noticed a strange transition happening. Slowly I am moving from as endlessly energetic and adventurous tourist into a full-time

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First Month at Purdue, Indiana

Hi I’m Justin, I’m a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Southampton, and I’m spending my semester abroad at Purdue University, Indiana, USA. I’ll be using this blog to record my experience here and hopefully give an idea to

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A Birthday Abroad


After finally finding bin bags, I was able to empty the bins! Who knew that they’d keep the bin bags behind the counter in shops? After my week of settling in I have been keenly exploring Seoul visiting many of

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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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