“Vancouver seems to be trying its hardest to drum out the disgruntled Brit in me.” Tom at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Now, if there’s one thing English people are disinclined to endorse it’s any sort of display of emotion towards strangers that is anything but mild (and private) approbation. Vancouver seems to be trying its hardest to drum out the disgruntled Brit in me: on four separate occasions my listless and absent-minded glances that happen to fall on a stranger’s face are met with beaming smiles. … Continue reading “Vancouver seems to be trying its hardest to drum out the disgruntled Brit in me.” Tom at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

“Being at Goucher College, my confidence skyrocketed; never have I felt so independent” Stuart at Goucher College, Baltimore, USA

Goucher College, Baltimore As Goucher College is such an inclusive and cheery place, the year abroad whizzed by, until I left in mid May 2016. As it is such a small campus, after a month of studying there, everything from accommodation, fellow students and staff, to dining halls began to feel so familiar. In October 2015 when my parents came to visit me, I had … Continue reading “Being at Goucher College, my confidence skyrocketed; never have I felt so independent” Stuart at Goucher College, Baltimore, USA

“Studying abroad changes you, it isn’t always easy, but it should never be bad” Milly on her return from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

Everyone talks a lot about going away, the challenges and excitements of going abroad and all the stories you will come back with. And so they should. Spending time abroad can be some of the best experiences of your life, they form you and challenge you in ways few others things can, but there’s always the constant, dull reminder of your return tossing and turning … Continue reading “Studying abroad changes you, it isn’t always easy, but it should never be bad” Milly on her return from Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

“I have never felt so inspired to be better; to learn because I want to, not because I have to” Fraser at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

  I’m over 9 weeks into my year abroad at the University of California, Berkeley and I feel it’s that time in the semester where a bit of reflection would be a nice break from the 100 pages of reading, 4 problem sets, 3 journal entries, 2 presentations and 1 group project due tomorrow – so here we go! Currently ranked 4th in the world’s … Continue reading “I have never felt so inspired to be better; to learn because I want to, not because I have to” Fraser at the University of California, Berkeley, USA