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Make the most of your Year Abroad
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Make the most of your Year Abroad
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by Ellie Stokes 17-11-2017
People normally ask the same things when I tell them that I’ve been to Peru: 1. Wow, was it safe? and 2. Did you go to Machu Picchu?  This always brings me to the same response, Peru is extremely diverse. Before going to Peru I hadn’t really considered how big it actually is, sounds...
People normally ask the same things when I tell them that I’ve been to Peru: 1. Wow,...
People normally ask the same things when...
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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by Beth Allen 16-11-2017
A few things I have noticed whilst living in Hong Kong: Locals hate being associated with the Mainland Chinese.Jackie Chan isn’t a superstar…everybody hates him.HKers walk very, very slowly.I have only recently discovered this (bar #3) and it’s quite sad because I love all Jackie...
A few things I have noticed whilst living in Hong Kong: Locals hate being associated with...
A few things I have noticed whilst living...
France
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France
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by  13-11-2017
            Bonjour! Long time no blog. I’ve had a super busy few weeks! Here in France we had a week off University for les vacances de Toussaint, so my friends and I decided to make the most of this free time by booking a couple of trips to French cities....
            Bonjour! Long time no blog. I’ve had...
            Bonjour! Long...
Spain
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Spain
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by Alice Young 13-11-2017
                So it has been a couple of months since you arrived in your host country for your year abroad and you have settled into life in a new city. You have set out your goals for the year: maybe you’re new to the language and so you’re...
                So it has been a couple of...
                So...
Italy
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Italy
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by  13-11-2017
Although it might be hard to believe, it can become dangerously easy to forget the principle objective of your year abroad… to improve your language skills! Now I am well aware this sounds bizarre, but as you have probably gathered from reading my blogs, you can easily be swept up in the whole...
Although it might be hard to believe, it can become dangerously easy to forget the principle...
Although it might be hard to believe, it...
France
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France
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by Albany Holbrook 07-11-2017
Meet Kronos and Hermes, looking pretty in the sun. Three weeks ago, my boss left for a holiday in Portugal and I was alone here for 7 days with a lovely but slightly mad French woman. She was a very peaceful and kind breatharian, with some interesting opinions about life and aging. I’m really...
Meet Kronos and Hermes, looking pretty in the sun. Three weeks ago, my boss left for a holiday...
Meet Kronos and Hermes, looking pretty in...
General
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General
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by Ellie Stokes 31-10-2017
Ciao! (Please excuse the mandatory and exceptionally cringe greeting) My name is Ellie and I am in my third year at the University of Edinburgh studying Spanish and Italian, which means that I have begun my compulsory year abroad. To start things off, I went to Peru for 5 weeks of volunteering, something...
Ciao! (Please excuse the mandatory and exceptionally cringe greeting) My name is Ellie and...
Ciao! (Please excuse the mandatory and exceptionally...
France
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France
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by  24-10-2017
          In this post, I wanted to talk about one of my favourite parts of living in Strasbourg - proximity to the Institutions. The European Parliament The Parliament is a directly elected body representing voices of the 500 million people in the 28 Member States of...
          In this post, I wanted to talk about one of my favourite...
          In...
France
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France
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by Anna Montgomery 24-10-2017
When I arrived in September, I wasn’t entirely sure what this year was going to be like. But now, having been in the south of France for a month, it’s amazing how easy it has been to allow Avignon to become like home. Although I still miss the grass and green of Ireland - I don’t think...
When I arrived in September, I wasn’t entirely sure what this year was going to be like....
When I arrived in September, I wasn’t...
Italy
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Italy
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by  24-10-2017
As we approach mid-October, it’s beginning to dawn on me that I’ve just about reached the half way point for the first part of my Year Abroad, something which hadn’t even crossed my mind until I looked at my calendar! After the initial first few weeks of dealing with nerves, homesickness...
As we approach mid-October, it’s beginning to dawn on me that I’ve just about reached...
As we approach mid-October, it’s beginning...