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French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 02-01-2017
Brushing away all the dead insects from underneath my bed and getting shrieked at for not polishing my toilet clean with a toothbrush by the dreaded femme de ménage, it was finally time to move out of university halls. I can safely say that the boiling hot sleepless nights, my cockroach-ridden...
Brushing away all the dead insects from underneath my bed and getting shrieked at for not polishing...
Brushing away all the dead insects from underneath...
French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 14-12-2016
If you’re looking to do your Erasmus somewhere slightly more exotic than mainland France, consider the French West Indies – not only will you be living on a paradise island, but the travel opportunities are second to none. Here are a few pointers for making the most of island-hopping around...
If you’re looking to do your Erasmus somewhere slightly more exotic than mainland France,...
If you’re looking to do your Erasmus...
French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 28-11-2016
With only a month left of melting in the heat, listening blankly to créole martiniquais and indulging in unhealthy amounts of grilled chicken & rum, my understandings of island life in the French West Indies have come a long way from my first impressions. It varies from person to person,...
With only a month left of melting in the heat, listening blankly to créole martiniquais...
With only a month left of melting in the...
French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 14-11-2016
It’s only natural to gravitate towards those who are similar to you in new and daunting situations and the Erasmus programme is an amazing way to meet people from all over Europe in the same boat as you. The Erasmus students I’ve met in Martinique have really made my experience here and it...
It’s only natural to gravitate towards those who are similar to you in new and daunting...
It’s only natural to gravitate towards...
French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 28-10-2016
Despite the horror stories you may have already heard about what the French like to call l’administration, little can be prepare you for France’s legendary bureaucratic hurdles obstructing your way to obtaining anything ranging from a flat, a bank account or university registration. Acceptance,...
Despite the horror stories you may have already heard about what the French like to call l’administration,...
Despite the horror stories you may have already...
French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 14-10-2016
Admittedly, life on a beautiful Caribbean island does have the odd drawback - one in particular being a startling sense of isolation. Moving from the centre of Manchester to a university campus abroad so rural that a supermarket isn’t even in walking distance was quite a shock – and being...
Admittedly, life on a beautiful Caribbean island does have the odd drawback - one in particular...
Admittedly, life on a beautiful Caribbean...
French Caribbean
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French Caribbean
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by Caitlin Brennan 09-09-2016
Usually when you imagine a year abroad in France patisseries, baguettes and the Eiffel Tower are amongst the many cultural icons which come to mind – more so than palm trees, turtles and rum perhaps. The Caribbean island of Martinique is an overseas department of France; they use the euro and speak...
Usually when you imagine a year abroad in France patisseries, baguettes and the Eiffel Tower...
Usually when you imagine a year abroad in...