Tag : postcard from abroad

Postcards from Abroad: Breaking into the Dutch world

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Living in the Netherlands you’d assume it’d be easy to get in and amongst our lowland counterparts, I mean for a start you’re surrounded by them, and secondly, well, it’s their country. In every classroom it’s about 75 per cent Dutch, and occasionally you have to interact with them, normally … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: The truth about Spanish fiestas

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Hola everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything so I thought it should be about something fun and just a little spectacular… so the famous Spanish fiestas immediately sprang to mind!They’resomething that you think of immediately when someone mentions Spain, a great fun-loving nation, along with paella, sangría, … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: The 5 different stages of culture shock

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Lucy is a History & French student (no, not just French History), spending her year studying at Paul Valery University in Montpellier. A self-proclaimed Brunch Queen, she enjoys music festivals, yoga and Hugh Grant films. After living in South Korea when she was younger, Lucy loves visiting new countries, but … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Málaga, Spain

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Abigail is a mature (is 23 really mature?) third year English Language and Literature student spending one year studying abroad at the Universidad de Málaga. She loves travelling, and has spent every summer from the age of 17 exploring new places solo, thus moving to another country wasn’t too daunting. … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Venice, Italy

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Delilah is a third year student of English Literature studying in Venice, who now seems to spend the majority of her time reading books on boats and trying to communicate in horrific attempts at Italian. It is yet to be said whether she will ever start to use maps effectively, … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Washington, USA

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Bex Gray is a third year Politics and Parliamentary Studies student currently working in the United States. She is spending this semester in Washington DC, interning for Congressman Don Young, representative for All Alaska in the House of Representatives. She’s (supposed to be) learning a lot about American politics, and … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Rotterdam, The Netherlands

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Alice is a third year cinema and photography student who’s currently studying abroad in the wonderful, if slightly rainy, city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. If she’s not venturing out of her comfort zone to actively meet new people and make friends, or living in the library doing the horrendous … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Perth, Australia

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Melissa Gitari is spending the third year of her English Language and Literature degree at The University of Western Australia, Perth. She enjoys writing, cheese-based foods and the musical stylings of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. When she is not bemoaning the systemic inequalities that underpin Western society, she can be found with … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: South Carolina, USA

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Colette is a third year English and Sociology student currently doing a year abroad at the University of South Carolina, USA. A keen hockey player in Leeds, playing for LUUWHC 4’s team and former Head of News for Leeds Student TV, Colette is no stranger to getting stuck in and … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Berlin, Germany

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Lauren is a third year English Language and Literature student currently spending her Erasmus year in the endlessly fun and cosmopolitan Berlin, Germany. Despite having very little prior knowledge of the German language, only German history, she is thoroughly enjoying learning it in no other place than the capital city … Read More