The realization that I was about to embark on an adventure abroad did not hit me until it was 6 am in the morning and I was standing in Birmingham, caffeine and sleep-deprived, on the day of my flight. Being an international student in Aber, I was already ‘abroad’ and now I was going to… Continue reading Norway…..First Impression
First things first, if you ever get the chance to travel as part of your degree – go for it! I believe that every student should have the chance to experience a different culture, a different language, new friends and more importantly new food. During my year abroad, I had the chance to work as… Continue reading Sunny Spain – My Year Abroad
Dear future Erasmus student, So, you’re planning on going to Finland, yay! Good choice! You’re probably wondering why you’ve signed up to the most random year abroad country you could possibly choose. I mean it’s literally unknown to most of the world, unless you’ve watched confessions of a shopaholic, and if anyone does know about… Continue reading When in Helsinki…
So here we are. It has been a long year, hasn’t it? It’s crazy to think that about 12 months ago I was just a university student studying and learning new things about the Spanish language, not knowing that those things I was learning would, one day, be useful in my life. I’ve met amazing… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Letter from a language student
Now that I’ve finished my year abroad, I have absolutely no idea what I would like to do career wise (I know… not the best start to a blog). At the moment I know that I’m definitely going to finish my last year of University at Aberystwyth and hopefully after that I would like to… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: My plans after graduation…
Although Tenerife is home of some of the friendliest people I’ve ever had the chance to meet, social issues are still a big part of their reality. Throughout the 4 months I’ve spent serving in the island, I’ve witnessed some of the kindest acts of respect, as well as some of the rudest behaviours. One… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Social Issues in Sunny Tenerife
Education is at the forefront of most parent’s minds in Spain and it’s interesting to see the emphasis they place on the importance of learning foreign languages, in this case it’s English. They see it as a way to give their children opportunities that they didn’t necessarily have whilst growing up and choose to give… Continue reading Routes Lingomap: Politics and Paella!