Smiling at Snow by Tom Gordon

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…

Goucher College & Vietnam Travels

Goucher College, Baltimore As Goucher 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…

You’ve Changed?

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 Berkeley Bubble

  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 –…

Return and Reverse Culture Shock

About halfway into my study abroad program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis (UMSL) I had a panic. In America I was having the time of my life, travelling, meeting people from all over the world, and discovering so much about myself, but then it hit me: I would have to go back…

Australian views on Brexit

Australia is a country with close political and cultural ties to the UK, and so its people are naturally keeping a close eye on the unfolding political break of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Most news coverage in Australia seems to communicate one main emotion shared amongst the Australian population; confusion. This event…

A Semester Abroad in Valencia

Spanish Language with Management Studies student Natalie Allen shares a few images from her semester abroad in Valencia where she worked at a wildlife conservation site.