Travelling – Kyran Penny

I am a very lucky person. Everything I have achieved, everywhere I have been and all the opportunities that have come my way are all the result of the hard work of my parents. I could not have asked for anything more from them. One thing which I credit them for however, is their insistence…

Learning – Kyran Penny

It’s easy to forget sometimes that I am here to study. The social side to university is always great fun no matter where you are and I know that when this year is over, most of my fondest memories will be of the times outside the classroom. However, one of the main reasons why I…

Moving and Settling- Kyran Penny

Waking up for the first time in a new country and realising that you’re going to be there for the next nine months conjures a strange mix of emotions. Excitement, confusion and nervousness immediately springs to mind. My flight out to Sweden was at 5:40am on 18th August. I was accompanied by my parents, who…

A weekend away – by Zac Turner

A year abroad in the south of France is not complete without frequent visits to Nice. And three visits in three months does it nicely, even if the second was only a brief stop on the way to Monaco, a mere stepping stone if you will. If it weren’t for the fact that I’ve lived…

Ways to prepare for a year abroad in France – by Ellen Roberts-James

Year Abroad is one of the most exciting and life-changing things you can do as a student. You will no doubt make some amazing friends and see lots of incredible places, but that is not to say that you won’t experience some of the most infuriating and frustrating complications known to man. That’s a slight…

A Year at Aix-Marseille – by Zac Turner

Signing up for a language joint honours promises, above all, one thing: a year abroad. Unlike many courses which offer the opportunity, after undergoing a somewhat rigorous application process, because, of course, everyone wants to study at UCLA, for me, time spent abroad was guaranteed. Lacking the all-important “American Studies” in my degree title meant…