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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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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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Sunny Spain – My Year Abroad

First things first, if you ever get the chance to travel as part of your degree – go for it! I believe that every student should have the chance to experience a different culture, a different language, new friends and more importantly new food. During my year abroad, I had the chance to work as… Continue reading Sunny Spain – My Year Abroad

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Routes Lingomap: Letter from a language student

So here we are. It has been a long year, hasn’t it? It’s crazy to think that about 12 months ago I was just a university student studying and learning new things about the Spanish language, not knowing that those things I was learning would, one day, be useful in my life. I’ve met amazing… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Letter from a language student

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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: 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

Arctic Survival Training First things first, unfortunately, not long after my first blog, my laptop broke. Until now, I have been without, consequently, no blog. However, with my new laptop all set up, without further ado, here is my second blog – Arctic Survival Training. When coming to UNIS to study, it is vital that… Continue reading Arctic Life 78° North; aka Land of the Polar Bears

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Routes Lingomap: Celebrating in Mexico

Mexico holds its own when it comes to celebrations and festivals, standing first in line when wanting to have a good time. It is part of the culture to participate in literally every celebration, from the most particular ones, like the Mexican Independence Day, to the ones that are common worldwide, like Christmas. When asked what’s a… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Celebrating in Mexico

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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….!