Law at Leiden University: Solange’s Experience with Modules

As this post discusses law modules at Leiden, it may be a very niche blog, but I hope this will benefit any students who were in my position last year. I struggled to find information from previous students on Leiden’s modules and whether they were enjoyable, and so decided to write this in the hopes of helping a student who may be struggling to decide … Continue reading Law at Leiden University: Solange’s Experience with Modules

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Leidens Ontzet – the Dutch celebration you can’t miss!

It’s a celebration I wasn’t even aware of until I began studying in the Netherlands. Leidens Ontzet, also known simply as 3 Oktober, commemorates the anniversary of Leiden’s relief from the Spanish in 1574. The celebration completely shuts the city down on the 2nd and 3rd of October (including the university) and it definitely shouldn’t be missed – the parades, fairs, markets, fireworks, food and … Continue reading Leidens Ontzet – the Dutch celebration you can’t miss!

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“It’s your own experience so you will get out of it what you put in.” – Ellie Hackett on a Semester at Newcastle University, Australia

Although I will attempt to portray how important my time abroad was to me, it will be difficult to put into words how overwhelmingly eye-opening my semester in Australia was.  It truly was the experience of a lifetime and I urge anyone who has this opportunity to grasp it with two hands and never let go. I chose Australia because I’m really interested in that … Continue reading “It’s your own experience so you will get out of it what you put in.” – Ellie Hackett on a Semester at Newcastle University, Australia

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Staying Safe Abroad – Australia Bush Fires

Topping headlines on the world news lately, the bush fires in Australia have been a hot topic. Being at the University of Sydney, I have seen the devastation that the fires have caused, but luckily from far enough away to not be in danger. Bush fires season happens every year in rural Australia, however this year it was worse than ever. Many days in Sydney, … Continue reading Staying Safe Abroad – Australia Bush Fires

First Impressions of the University of New Mexico – Outbound Ambassador Jasmine

I’ve decided to keep this blog short and sweet as I am rather busy: busy exploring my new desert home for the year! After a tiresome journey from Cornish green countryside -London – Chicago – Albuquerque – I finally arrived. When I say ‘tiresome’, I truly mean it: a delay in Chicago due to a massive thunderstorm had me arriving in Albuquerque at about 2am. You know you’re tired when you fall asleep … Continue reading First Impressions of the University of New Mexico – Outbound Ambassador Jasmine

“I had the most amazing, unique experience” – Caitlin at the University of Minnesota

Whenever I told other students that I was on my year abroad, they immediately asked why it was that I chose the University of Minnesota, eagerly awaiting some sort of deep reason and explanation for why I decided to come to the heart of the Midwest. Truth is, I don’t have anything deep to say. I was drawn to the university’s promotional videos, impressed by … Continue reading “I had the most amazing, unique experience” – Caitlin at the University of Minnesota

Ambassador Brooke’s Experience With Picking Classes at her Host University

If you’re anything like me, the opportunity to study modules outside of your usual subject area on your Study Abroad placement is potentially one of the selling points of the placement itself. Don’t get me wrong— I love the course I am on at UEA and I definitely wouldn’t be able to handle 3 years of anything much different. However, I am curious by nature, and I love … Continue reading Ambassador Brooke’s Experience With Picking Classes at her Host University