Day to day musings on life in Mainz

I sit down to write this blog, in the Mainz University “Bibliotek”, absolutely drenched from head to toe. My shoes are soaked on the inside, my light grey jumper is now ten shades darker, and drops of rain keep sliding off my hair on to my keyboard as I type. It’s May 25th. I know fine […]

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The Academic Side of Study Abroad

After a semester of sightseeing, new friends and great memories, it’s now time for final exams… Adjusting to a new education system can be very difficult to navigate especially when you have no previous experience of your host university’s timetable of assessments or exam style and it is even more so challenging after years of […]

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Prepare for Erasmus in Germany

Hallo ! Wie geht es dir ? The cherry blossom season has ended unfortunately here in Bonn, but summer is approaching nonetheless ! This is my first blog post on my life in Germany, and I would like to give you five tips to get prepared for an exchange in Bonn, or in general, in […]

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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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