Connecting Through the Kitchen

There is a reason we call it culture shock. The sensation occurs following a leap headfirst into new customs, rituals, languages and cuisines – it jolts your brain into action, firing on all cylinders as it tries to contend with all this newness at once. There will almost certainly be some genuine surprises that temporarily […]

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Through the Keyhole: insider’s guide to a house share search

Germany is well-known for house shares (in German Wohngemeinschafts or WG) and I couldn’t think of any better accommodation than a WG when heading abroad. Although on paper and from my experience the procedure was simple, my work colleagues would say otherwise. Communal living is common in a lot of countries, yet my work colleagues […]

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Getting ready to Go-Abroad!

by Daisy (soon-to-be) in Denmark I’m Daisy and I am currently preparing to move to Copenhagen at the end of January. First semester in Glasgow has flown by, despite the ever increasing restrictions here. I love Glasgow and I have enjoyed this semester more than I thought I would, but I am itching to get […]

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Waiting for the Levant sun

by Luna (soon-to-be) in Japan Konichiwa ! Watashi wa Luna desu! I am so grateful today for being officially accepted by Keio University and I am looking forward to sharing my experience with you! I will be living in Tokyo during the spring and summer. Having never been to Japan, today I want to show you the different steps you will […]

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A Valencia Christmas Week in my life!

Well…. it is officially the end of my first semester here in Valencia! I am writing this post in a café which looks onto the main square where we are lucky enough to have a Christmas market this year. As I prepare to return home to Scotland for the Christmas break (and sadly study for […]

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University Life: France vs the UK

Arriving in France bright and starry eyed, I had never really considered the difference in teaching styles compared to the style of teaching at Glasgow. For my first month I was living the Parisian dream, morning baguette runs, wine by the Seine, thrift shopping and then at the beginning of October my course started. Little […]

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Know Before you Go!

While a GoAbroad exchange is an amazing life-changing experience (and you should DEFINITELY apply), there’s a few things you should prepare in advance before you embark on your journey to make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible!  To help you make the most of your exchange (and avoid some of the catastrophes I’ve ran […]

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French Culture Shocks that I didn’t think would exist in 2020

After having watched Netflix’s light-hearted and heavily critiqued series ‘Emily in Paris’, I started thinking about the various culture shocks that I have experienced so far living in France. If you have ever been to France or have any interest in France, you have most likely heard some of the typical culture shocks that many […]

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Why you should consider being a British Council Language Assistant

by Sophie Swan in Potsdam, Germany As I am settling into my second month here in Potsdam, I thought I may share with you a bit about my choice to work as a Language Assistant for my year abroad. Some of you reading may already be aware that as a modern languages student, you have […]

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Spanish Stereotypes: Debunked

by Rowan in Agifodent, Granada, Spain So, you’ve attended all of the Q+As, researched your options and have already started your applications for the impending GoAbroad December deadline. It may seem like a hugely chaotic time where your mind is being pulled in all sorts of different directions – stress levels are high with exams […]

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Just Getting Started: 10 tips from 10 weeks in valencia

The first 10 weeks of my Erasmus exchange have completely flown in! I am finally settling into Valencian University life! I am so excited to document this experience and share my adventures, advice and all the essential do-s and don’ts! I hope that this blog post may provide some insight whether you are a student currently […]

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The Month of Mainz

Its already been a month since I first set foot in Mainz, my new home for the next year.  It feels like I’ve only been here a week, but at the same time I feel like I’ve already packed in a year’s worth – within the first few weeks I had lost my wallet and […]

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You MUSH leave your ROOM: WALK AND EXPLORE THE LITTLE THINGS.

After applying in advance for the Erasmus scholarship, I suddenly found myself in the summer holidays rushing to find an internship. It was all quite spontaneous, after lockdown I had the urge to get out and explore and now I am here in a relatively little known town in Germany. I was fortunate to find […]

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