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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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Back to Australia – Second Semester

Helloooooooo, once again! I have been back in Australia for exactly a week. I’m very excited to be back for the second semester. I arrived on the 4th of March and even though it’s no longer summer it was very hot! I was picked up from the airport by a friend and after making sure… Continue reading Back to Australia – Second Semester

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Routes Lingomap: Did someone say olé?

I’m living and working in Alicante, which is part of the Valencia province and where valenciano is spoken daily, however here in Alicante most people tend to speak Spanish, except for the older generation who still hold on to tradition. Even though Spanish is the lingua franca here, you need to be fluent in valenciano… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Did someone say olé?

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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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Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears: Journey to the Arctic body

Hei! To introduce myself, I am a student at Aberystwyth University studying Physics with Planetary and Space Physics (Bit of a mouthful I know!). At present, I have recently arrived in Longyearbyen, Svalbard for the second semester of my Masters year. It is here I will complete my physics Master’s Degree! At the University Centre… Continue reading Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears: Journey to the Arctic body

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Routes Lingomap: ¡Buen Provecho!

After 6 months spent in Celaya, the food has definitely become one of my favourites things here in Mexico. The food reflects Mexico and its culture perfectly: eclectic and fun. But the big important question is: what makes Mexican food special? When asking this question to people that have been here quite a while, they… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: ¡Buen Provecho!

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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….!