3 Months into Calgary

Alright, so just over three months into my placement at the University of Calgary I should probably write one of these blogs. I would’ve started earlier but its just been so busy, so buckle up for a coffee fuelled ramble

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Summer School in Minas Gerais – Brazil

Over the summer I spent two weeks at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais to attend their summer school on Brazilian studies to improve my Portuguese and learn more about Brazilian culture. Applying for the course was more the most

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Humboldt State University Life

So, I made it to California. I arrived about 3 weeks back, having had a rather tedious journey that included 24 hours stuck in San Francisco airport. Despite such difficulties however, I arrived safely, albeit a touch sleep deprived, and

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Radboud Summer School (the Netherlands)

I almost come to the end of my PhD study and I want to be an academic after getting my qualification. The one-week summer school course “How to become an excellent lecturer” seemed a good choice to prepare myself to secure a

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The double role of a teacher

For decades the teacher has always been seen as the sole knowledge deliverer and the person who has the most powerful role in the classroom. I would have also picture teachers like this regardless of the subject they are teaching,

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Why Canada? Why Western University?

When in conversation with friends, family members, or other students thinking about going on a year abroad, I have continually been asked the question, why Canada? Why Western University? In this blog, I hope to articulate why Canada is such

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