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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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by Beth Allen 24-10-2017
              …this is what my weekends are made up of. With the typhoon season coming to an end, we can now spend our free days exploring Hong Kong’s countryside and so far, I have visited five beaches and done four hikes. The trails here in Hong...
              …this is what my weekends are...
              …this...
France
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France
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by  23-10-2017
                    Bonjour! I’ve been in Limoges for six weeks now and it really has flown by. This week has seen me attend an ice hockey match, have my first experience of a University contrôle (essentially an exam), and my parents...
                    Bonjour! I’ve...
                    Bonjour! I’ve...
Spain
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Spain
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by  23-10-2017
Among the many obvious differences between Spain and England - the sun, the sand, the blue skies - here are six of the more subtle cultural distinctions that I’ve noticed during my first few weeks in Spain. 1. Ps & Qs:
 On a daily basis I say ‘gracias’ and ‘por favor’...
Among the many obvious differences between Spain and England - the sun, the sand, the blue...
Among the many obvious differences between...
France
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France
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by Eloisa Payne 20-10-2017
Salut! It is obvious that when you set foot in a country that you have never lived in before for your year abroad, you are confronted with the fact that your language ability is definitely not as good as you thought it was prior to going. Having lived in Lyon for nearly 7 weeks now for the first half...
Salut! It is obvious that when you set foot in a country that you have never lived in before...
Salut! It is obvious that when you set foot...
Spain
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Spain
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by Alice Young 11-10-2017
Two weeks have passed since I touched down at Bilbao airport and started my Year Abroad in the Basque Country. This year I am working for the British Council as a Language Assistant, or Auxiliar in a primary school; a popular choice for language students. Aside from sunning myself on Basque beaches,...
Two weeks have passed since I touched down at Bilbao airport and started my Year Abroad in...
Two weeks have passed since I touched down...
France
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France
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by  10-10-2017
Bonjour! I am just beginning my fifth week here in Limoges and can't believe how quickly the time has passed by. Also, can I just start by saying how pretty the centre of town is...  I've started classes, although I keep changing my mind about which ones I would like to take and am yet to actually...
Bonjour! I am just beginning my fifth week here in Limoges and can't believe how quickly the...
Bonjour! I am just beginning my fifth week...
France
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France
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by Anna Montgomery 09-10-2017
Today it is exactly ten days since I moved to the south of France. Time is flying already! Avignon is beautiful. I’m very lucky to have the unique opportunity to spend seven months in France, but I’m double lucky to be somewhere as nice as where I am.
 Avignon is bigger than expected,...
Today it is exactly ten days since I moved to the south of France. Time is flying already! Avignon...
Today it is exactly ten days since I moved...
Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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by Beth Allen 09-10-2017
              We looked everywhere and the cheapest tub we found was £4.50… But, actually it’s been exactly eight weeks since I first arrived in HK and a lot has happened. I arrived early August having not slept for 48 hours, but luckily a...
              We looked everywhere and the cheapest...
              We...
Italy
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Italy
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by  06-10-2017
Ciao a tutti! About 6 weeks have passed now since I moved to Italy, which has given me considerable time to get used to the so-called ‘dolce vita’. However,  one considerable presumption and seeming relatively large misconception I made when embarking upon my year abroad was that Italy,...
Ciao a tutti! About 6 weeks have passed now since I moved to Italy, which has given me considerable...
Ciao a tutti! About 6 weeks have passed now...
France
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France
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by Eloisa Payne 04-10-2017
Bonjour! I am currently in my fifth week of living in France for the first half of my Erasmus, studying translation at Université Catholique de Lyon, and despite the initial culture shock, homesickness and inevitably embarrassing myself with my mediocre French (more on that in my next post),...
Bonjour! I am currently in my fifth week of living in France for the first half of my Erasmus,...
Bonjour! I am currently in my fifth week...