Hi!! I’m Caitlin and I am a 4th year Spanish and French student at York! Last August I moved to Cholula, Mexico and studied at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) for five months. This experience was the best thing I have ever done, and I hope that this blog can inspire people to … Continue reading My experience of living in Mexico
Deciding to embark on a year abroad in the middle of your studies at university can be daunting (especially in the midst of a pandemic!). I especially struggled with the decision of, what I saw as, uprooting myself from the friends I’d made at uni and putting myself into a position that was, not only, … Continue reading Making the decision to do a Year Abroad: A very honest account
One of the hardest decisions you have to make is deciding which university to go to. However, another really tough decision is which department and course to choose. There are many things to consider when making such big decisions: your interests, the support within the department and different student offers so your experience will be … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Linguistics at York
The department Now the first thing I’m going to say about the Department of Language and Linguistic Science is: don’t be put off by the fact that it’s a big grey block which was designed in the 60s… Looks aren’t everything after all… The Department of Language and Linguistic Science is exactly what you expect … Continue reading 4 things to look forward to about the Languages at York
My name’s Rhiannon and I’m currently on my year in industry for my degree in Actuarial Sciences. I have wanted to be an actuary for several years now due to the technical and mathematical nature of the work. It’s a challenging and varied career. I’m a keen linguist and wanted to use my placement year … Continue reading My actuarial modelling internship in Paris
The title of this post may seem a little bizarre but I thought I’d cover what I have ahead of me this term, looking forward into the next two years and also the fun I had going to the Jorvik Viking festival, which is the looking backwards bit! Although this term has been rather hectic … Continue reading Looking forward and looking backwards!
When you’re told that your time at University will speed by, it can often be hard to imagine. After all, the average time spent doing a degree, three or four or even five years, seems like a long time. It’s true that this time will affect you – you emerge at the end a different … Continue reading Looking back and looking forward- a reflection on York
Learning at university doesn’t necessarily mean learning things, although you’ll learn some of those as well. You’ll gain a bunch of other skills useful for later life (and some that are not, like how to eat spaghetti with only a spoon). In this blog post I’ll talk about stuff I’ve learned through my degree, that … Continue reading Unexpected yacht expertise and other things you might gain from your degree.
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.