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My Exchange to Aber

Hi! I’m Eleanor. I’m on an exchange here at Aberystwyth University for two semesters. I’m from Canada; my home university is Dalhousie University, in Halifax. Dalhousie University is celebrating its 200th anniversary this year. It has over 18 000 students, although they’re spread over several campuses, so it doesn’t feel that big. It’s well-regarded for… Continue reading My Exchange to Aber

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So, there you are.

So, there you are. The year abroad is upon you. Your documents are signed, bags packed and all that’s left is to board the plane and jet off to your new home. Admit it, you’re sitting at the airport watching the flights jump up and down on the departures board wondering why you decided to… Continue reading So, there you are.

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Norway…..First Impression

The realization that I was about to embark on an adventure abroad did not hit me until it was 6 am in the morning and I was standing in Birmingham, caffeine and sleep-deprived, on the day of my flight. Being an international student in Aber, I was already ‘abroad’ and now I was going to… Continue reading Norway…..First Impression

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When in Helsinki…

Dear future Erasmus student, So, you’re planning on going to Finland, yay! Good choice! You’re probably wondering why you’ve signed up to the most random year abroad country you could possibly choose. I mean it’s literally unknown to most of the world, unless you’ve watched confessions of a shopaholic, and if anyone does know about… Continue reading When in Helsinki…

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Advice for Erasmus and Exchange Students

Hello everyone! My name is Róisín and I studied Italian and English Literature at The University of Edinburgh. During the academic year 2014/15 I studied abroad in Verona, Italy at the Università degli Studi di Verona. As a very passionate advocate of studying abroad and both the personal and professional advantages it provides, I wanted… Continue reading Advice for Erasmus and Exchange Students

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Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears

This week we spent four evenings from around 5pm until 2am at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO) as part of our fieldwork for the Upper Polar Atmosphere. The KHO is located about 15km from Longyearbyen with a number of optical and radio instrumentation used to research the middle and upper atmosphere. The first auroral station… Continue reading Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears

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Routes Lingomap: Hola, me llamo…

Travelling abroad can be scary, you wonder if you’re going to make any friends, if the local people are going to understand you or if you’re even going to like it there. Don’t worry, everyone who travels abroad by themselves will have thought these thoughts over and over, until they sound like a broken record,… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Hola, me llamo…

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7 Hacks Of Why you should not go on International Exchange…

This guide is designed to give you an idea of things you should avoid while studying as an exchange student at one of our excellent partners in Australia, North America or Asia. Don’t talk to strangers – you will make friends for life   Spending a semester or a year abroad is typically thought of… Continue reading 7 Hacks Of Why you should not go on International Exchange…

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Google Failed Me….!

It is not an overstatement if I say that my Year Abroad was literally the best year of my life. I hadn’t thought of it in that way, until I returned to my home University and had some time to reflect on my experience. In fact, currently I am working in the International Office in… Continue reading Google Failed Me….!