While freshers week is underway for many of you, my York email account was deactivated today, paradoxically enough. A new generation is in, and the older one is officially not. All that’s left from my year abroad is now just pictures, memories and a few kilos. I arrived in York a year ago, and went … Continue reading Reflecting on my Erasmus year
“What is freshers week?” Just a few weeks ago, I read this Facebook post as a cry for help written by an international student. While for British students freshers is something they look forward to as soon as those acceptance letters slide into their mailboxes, foreign students might be left quite confused in front of … Continue reading A guide to freshers for foreign students
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that as soon as exams roll in, so do the sun and the high-twenties temperature. You are probably (certainly) battling procrastination or need a break from spending hours bent over sheets of paper at your bedroom’s desk (because the library gets busy from very early in the morning, and, … Continue reading How to relax during exams
While typically the purpose of Erasmus is to discover and experience a culture different from yours, in my case it has been even more than that. Obviously there is a majority of British students on my course and I’ve also met others outside of it, but having other Erasmus students as flatmates has given me the … Continue reading Having Erasmus Flatmates
Today, as people are wondering how they’ll manage the last, intense, week of classes, what the final exams will consist off, or even what will be on the dinner table at Christmas, I have one question of my own: where did the time go? It may sound like a cliche, but it truly feels like it … Continue reading Time flies!