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
“What’s the worst thing about going on Study Abroad?” – a question asked at my pre-departure workshop, which was over a year ago now. The only answer the returnee could think of was that he wasn’t prepared for how sad he was when it was over and returned back to ‘normal’ life in the UK. … Continue reading What I will miss most about Study Abroad in South Africa
It’s definitely a weird one. After enjoying a Christmas at home in the UK, travelling back to South Africa, for the second semester of my Study Abroad, was a completely different experience to when I made the journey to the first time. Of course this time was not filled with apprehension, nervousness and not knowing … Continue reading The second semester – Study Abroad – Back to South Africa
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
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…
So, there is only 1 short day until I board my flight, with 25 other lovely York students, to the USA for our course and our mini-adventure! Although I have been counting down the days for weeks now, what I didn’t expect was the barrage of emotions that hit me as soon as I had finished … Continue reading Goodbye England, Hello USA!
First term in third year for me has been about applying for graduate schemes. To keep with that theme, I thought I’d give you a quick whirlwind tour of what experiences York and other volunteering organisations can offer you. I have spent a lot of time writing application answers about my experiences in the past … Continue reading Politics Work Experience
What were you doing 365 days ago? Chances are you can’t remember, and with good reason, as a lot happens in a year. The length of the third year abroad is really what cements it as an amazing opportunity for you to put the languages you’ve learnt into practice, and to immerse yourself in the … Continue reading A Lesson on Living.