A Canadian Adventure…

When you begin your year abroad journey, everybody talks about how hard it will be to settle, find your place in a new culture, they talk about the ups and downs and heightened emotions, homesickness and stress. They balance this

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A year abroad in Ottawa and life back in Southampton

I completed my exchange in Ottawa during the 2015-2016 academic year. Having now finished my final year at Uni, I’m able to share my experience of my year abroad and how I settled back into life at Southampton! Before I

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My Time At Western So Far

Hey guys – I’m James! I have been in Canada for almost a month already and I just cannot believe how quickly the time has gone. I arrived at my halls of residence at 1am after a full day of

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Pre-emptive jitters

I guess introductions are in order. My name is Elliott Joyce. I’m headed into my final year of university and am going to Western University for a semester to study. My flight is in 4 days. All good? Right. The

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University of Western Ontario exchange

Studying abroad was something i’d always wanted to do and seeing as i’m useless as foreign languages it was pretty handy that the opportunity to study in Canada came up. I was originally only supposed to be there for the

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Reflecting on My Time Abroad

Now that it has come to the end of this academic year, it seems like a good time to reflect on a couple of the highlights of my semester abroad in Canada. September marked the beginningĀ of my adventure at the

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