Christmas time often brings out our traditions and times of good celebration. We often associate snow with Christmas, but for us in the UK, some of us don’t get to see a White Christmas. Therefore, in good spirit of the season, we recommend two universities situated in winter wonderlands! ————————————————————————————————————————– Åbo Akademi University Åbo Akademi University is a public university in Turku, with a focus … Continue reading PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Winter Wonderlands 09/12/19
The time has come – I have finally arrived in Canada and I could not be more excited to start a year studying in this amazing country! Starting at a new university can be very scary: you’re acclimatising to new surroundings (and possibly a new time zone), moving into new accommodation, going shopping for food and furniture, starting new courses and meeting new people. All of … Continue reading Settling into UBCO – Ambassador Kaitlin Shares her Moving-In Story
I don’t think that my excitement for studying abroad really kicked in until I had landed in Toronto, ready for the two-hour bus ride to London, Ontario. I had been apprehensive and worried about what I would miss at home. However, I soon realised I had made the right decision. The first week was OWeek (Western’s version of Freshers for first year students) and as … Continue reading “Embrace every opportunity and make the most of the experience” – AMA student Jasmine on studying at Western University, Canada.
Arriving into Ottawa was pretty surreal; I landed at YOW airport at 11pm on my own. Luckily for me students from Carleton had set up a travel help desk at the International Arrivals Lounge and so as soon as I was off the plane I had someone to meet. The students helped me get into a taxis with my suitcases and told the driver where … Continue reading “It has been really interesting to live in a city where nearly everyone speaks English and Canadian French.” – Psychology student Megan discusses the cultural differences of living in Canada.
Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to gain knowledge, experience customs so far removed from our own, … Continue reading Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins
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
You only start to appreciate how cold the conditions can truly be in Canada once you’re out on the rivers and lakes, breaking through inches of ice, trying to collect invertebrates for your taxonomic collection; instead of viewing the splendour and warmth which the idyllic scenes normally radiate across the valley and mountain tops. That’s one of the perks of studying Ecology though, you get … Continue reading “I’m sure I shall miss the wondrous sites that I see out of my bedroom window here on a daily basis” Jeff at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, Canada