There’s something in Berlin for everyone

When I first visited Berlin, I didn’t like it. 5 years on, I chose it for my year abroad destination and I love it so much that as soon as I’m finished my degree I want to come back and live here for good. How did I have such a drastic change? That first trip […]

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Keeping a positive mindset

Over the last few months I have sometimes struggled to both stay on top of my work while balancing the troubles of daily life without being brought down by quotidian grind. Amidst a national lockdown, having broken my laptop and living by myself, it has been a tough few months. Nevertheless, I stride to enjoy […]

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Las Fallas in valencia!

One of the things that attracted me to studying in Valencia the most was the famous week of celebrations called ‘Las Fallas’ that take place every year! Whilst it was sadly cancelled this year, I thought it would be a good idea to provide some insight onto this insane week and what Valencia will have […]

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Learning a language on your year abroad: A world of possibilities

Ironically, whilst language learning is so often the purpose of a year abroad, it can also become one of the most difficult boxes to tick on your Erasmus agenda. It’s no secret that studying or working abroad is your ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime cultural exchange with people from all over the world, but for us […]

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POLISH EASTER TRADITIONS

Dzień dobry! I hope you are well and healthy, and that you are enjoying a well-deserved break after this second semester! I’m currently doing my virtual exchange at Jagiellonian University, and it’s going well! Courses are held on the Microsoft Teams platform, so at least there’s a major change from Glasgow. Other than that, online […]

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Midsemester Musings

Since I had my last classes yesterday before our mid term week off, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the first half of my semester in Copenhagen.  Firstly, I don’t think 7 weeks have ever gone so quickly. It’s crazy how fast time goes when you’re busy adjusting to a […]

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An Internship Abroad: Expectations vs. REALITY

My internship abroad is coming to an end this month so I’d love to share some of my expectations and realities of the job. I found my internship through the Erasmus Intern website. I knew I wanted to get first hand experience within the field of migration and I simply used the word ‘migration’ within […]

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A Whole New World: My Erasmus Experience in Valencia

I am now a month or two into my second semester here in Valencia and recently I have been reflecting on how much my life has changed since just last August. I wanted to give some insight into how Erasmus and the amazing friendships I have made have changed my perspective on life. Over this […]

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A Danish Day in the Life

I’ve been in Copenhagen for a few weeks now, and I thought I would share a typical day in my life here. Arriving whilst Denmark is in a full national lockdown similar to home has made it a bit more daunting, but I feel very lucky to be experiencing new things and meeting new people! […]

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Roamin’ in the Gloamin’…in Deutschland

As the weather has started to pick up over the past few weeks, I decided to head out on a few trips to the nearby towns and villages – and found a new hobby in the bargain.  My first stop was Bacharach, a town which looks frozen in time, famed for its medieval buildings and […]

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France: My Favourite Places So Far

As someone who has dreamed of moving to France for an incredibly long time, I never truly realised how diverse the country is until now being an exchange student trying to see as much as possible (within reason of course) from Mont Blanc to the Eiffel Tower. Here are some of my favourite places in […]

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The Day After: From Nihon to Deutschland

Hallo!  I imagine that at this moment you have either received the results of your exchange destination, or have already left for your exchange, in which cases, only good news to hear 🙂 Today I wanted to share with you my current situation, and I hope this can help for future exchange students at the […]

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Online Summer School – University of Zurich

By Pragati Mishra This year I had a totally different and new experience with Online Summer School because of Covid-19. But to me, the Summer School was my first opportunity to experience a different culture first-hand through the virtual world. The Summer School meant much more than few credits; it meant an opportunity to spend […]

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10 days of isolation – and why it was okay

28th January – Today I tested positive for Covid-19. I do not have time to overthink the situation and what this means for the next few weeks, because I have an exam in the afternoon. Instead, I gaze at my notes on Bantu culture, make some quick toast with banana and tahini, connect with my […]

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