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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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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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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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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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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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Routes Lingomap: Surfing, Sightseeing or Salsa?

First things first, everything here happens later. Lunch is generally eaten at about 2-3 o’clock, businesses usually finish work around 8pm and, it’s not unusual to be invited out for dinner at half 10, only to go for a drink around 1am in the morning. Since being here I’ve got used to a more relaxed… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Surfing, Sightseeing or Salsa?

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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