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
What is the best thing about studying PPE at York? Hands down, I would say that it is the people I study with. I don’t know of a course, at any university, where there is more of a sense of community than PEP at York. This is largely due to the Club of PEP, which is a student-run … Continue reading Club of PEP Study Trips
My first semester of study abroad in South Africa, Rhodes University, was filled with challenges and cherished memories. Living and studying in another country was bound to be filled with unexpected experiences, ones that I’ve learnt huge amounts from and others that have made great stories to tell my family and friends back home. Now … Continue reading 6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad
I know the feeling. You’ve left home, seen the world, and then all of a sudden, you’re back in school again. What’s the point? You go from this: To this: NOT. AGAIN. I hear you say. Well, let me reassure you, I was in the same boat. Here’s the rather unconventional way I decided which uni … Continue reading Back to education after gap year travels- HELP!
Oh my gosh, I don’t know what to do with my life!!! I’m sure this is one thought that you may have experiences at some point in the run up to Uni. Is uni even the right thing for me? What if I get there and don’t like it? What if I get there and … Continue reading York, and then what? Careers, travel and further study
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!
My first six-week term at Rhodes University, South Africa, started with “Suicide Sunday” and ended with “Hell week”. These are names given by “Rhodents” for the first Sunday back of the term, where everyone is reunited so gets on the lash only to be incredibly hungover for the first Monday morning lectures, and the final … Continue reading Study Abroad – Settling in
Hi there once again, I’m sorry for being a bit quiet on this front- my dissertation has started occupying every conscious thought that I have! Before this dissertation take-over happened though, I had a few weeks to really reflect on what I had actually gained from my time in the USA with the lovely lot … Continue reading An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…
Hi again, As the title probably gives away, these past 3 weeks in the USA have been an epic whirlwind of everything! That includes culture shock, seeing and experiencing new things and learning about a different education system. What I will say is that it is a ‘worth-every-second kind’ of whirlwind! I don’t even know … Continue reading An Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience: 3 epic weeks in the USA
Countdown to take off! I am SO excited that I will be setting off for South Africa in a matter of weeks. Since spending a year in Swaziland as a Project Trust volunteer, after finishing school, I have been itching to return to the continent I fell in love with and start a new adventure. … Continue reading The Return to SA