University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri

Whenever you read about someone’s year abroad, they often recount the happy times and fondest memories, so as to not scare you into what may be a harsh reality, I expect. What many accounts choose to glaze over though, are the times of homesickness which can last, or be over in a flash. For the most…

Why Choose the Split-Year?

When pressed to decide whether to stay at one institution for a whole year or to choose the split-year, I was in a terrible conundrum. Remaining in America would give me the freedom to travel north, south, east and west (basically as many places as I could physically squeeze in), immerse myself in all of the typical American college experiences like joining a sorority,…

University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi

English Kids in America by Lower Than Atlantis was on repeat on my iPod during the flight to Atlanta and then to Memphis also…along with some pop punk music by State Champs and The Story So Far. With some Mamas and Papas to finish off, I was ready for the year of my life! My main reasons…

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

5th July 2015 – I had waited approximately 4 years for this day to arrive. Even standing in Heathrow airport, it still didn’t really feel like I was actually moving to the other side of the world with just one suitcase. Even now, a month after living at La Trobe University, Melbourne I still sometimes…