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Hello again! We have now officially been a resident of Svalbard for over a month.

Hello again! We have now officially been a resident of Svalbard for over a month. After 4 weeks of meeting all our new classmates and getting back into the swing of lectures again, we’re really starting to feel at home. We have learnt a few valuable things this past month; we tested out the worlds… Continue reading Hello again! We have now officially been a resident of Svalbard for over a month.

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When you become a Strasbourgeois for a whole year…

I could write a whole book about my Year Abroad in Strasbourg, France and tell everyone everything, including every single detail, about how wonderfully I spent my time there, but nothing will be better than going abroad yourself and experiencing that time on your own! In your personal, extraordinary way. After my experience in Strasbourg,… Continue reading When you become a Strasbourgeois for a whole year…

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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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My koselig little Volda

Hello, I’m Valentina, an Italian girl in her 20s who, four months ago, left Aberystwyth with two stuffed bags full of too many clothes, lots of excitement and a bit of fear to embark on a new life adventure. Actually, my journey started many weeks before that. It began when, reading through the possible destinations… Continue reading My koselig little Volda

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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: Politics and Paella!

Education is at the forefront of most parent’s minds in Spain and it’s interesting to see the emphasis they place on the importance of learning foreign languages, in this case it’s English. They see it as a way to give their children opportunities that they didn’t necessarily have whilst growing up and choose to give… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Politics and Paella!

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Update: My adventures in Australia

It’s now been 4 weeks into Trimester 1 and I’m happy to report that I’m still as enthusiastic as I was 4 weeks ago. Truth be told, I’m definitely feeling the pressure with all the assignments and quizzes but I don’t let that drag me down, especially since I have plenty of free time over… Continue reading Update: My adventures in Australia

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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?