Beyond Study Abroad – 2017 Young Diplomats Forum, Riga, Latvia

What is it? The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is a week of workshops, policy development group exercises, institutional and cultural visits and an opportunity to hear world leading experts debate on a variety of contemporary global and political topics. After receiving an email from the Centre for Global Programmes at York advertising the opportunity, and … Continue reading Beyond Study Abroad – 2017 Young Diplomats Forum, Riga, Latvia

Having Erasmus Flatmates

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

6 things I overcame on my first semester of Study Abroad

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

Study Abroad – Settling in

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

An International Study Centre in the USA: reflecting on what I really gained and learnt…

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…

The Return to SA

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