As a joint honours modern language student (French and Spanish) I had no choice about doing a year abroad. I knew from the beginning of my degree that it would be the year that I properly learnt to speak my languages (I hoped!) and truly got to know the cultures that I had been studying for so long. That said, I had a lot of options for where I could go – including working abroad, which I swiftly decided against because I wanted to have some lie ins – and so my decision was a difficult one. I ended up spending my year split between France and Mexico, with my Autumn semester at the Université Lumière Lyon II in Lyon, and my Spring semester at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City. Continue reading “Part 1: Université Lumière Lyon II – Rachel Griffiths”
Hello! My name is Kacper and I’m an Economics and Management student currently in my second year. I’m doing my year abroad in Copenhagen Business School in Denmark. I want to share my experiences and tips about studying abroad. Let me begin by giving a few tips on how to pick a destination that is right for you. It is very important to consider academic reasons as well as cultural reasons when you make up your mind. Continue reading “Picking the right destination: My Experience- Kacper Brudnik”
I arrived in Lima on the 4th of March at 6pm and immediately discovered two of the most typical characteristics of the city. As soon as I stepped out of the airport, I was hit by a wave of humidity. Indeed, the Peruvian capital’s level of humidity reaches 80% during the summer and up to a 100% during the winter. It felt as if I had landed in the middle of the Amazon forest.
Sometimes there is such a thing as too much science. And after having completed two years of my chemistry undergrad, after two years of science-based A-levels, I was more than ready to admit that.
No study abroad experience comes without it challenges–whether its cultural differences, language frustrations, being surrounded by strangers, or getting used to the food. Beijing is no exception to the rule. To help you on your journey, here are a few ways I believe you can make your time in Beijing, and perhaps the rest of china, a bit easier.