Tag : study abroad

Amsterdam Night Life: A Year Abroad Perspective

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I left for my year abroad in Amsterdam considering the clichéd sentiments and warnings that go hand in hand with the shadier sides of the city’s double-edged culture. Any prior trips to the so-called ‘City of Sin’ had not inspired much confidence in me in terms of its nightlife. However, … 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: Reykjavik, Iceland

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Imogen is an English literature student spending her third year studying in Iceland. She  prefers drawing to writing these days but needs to blog about Iceland because it’s so interesting. She misses Leeds but doesn’t want to wish her time abroad away and is staying in the moment. When her … Read More

Je Ne Sais Quoi: A Year Abroad

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Molly Walker-Sharp tells The Gryphon about her personal experience of her year in Northern France and the pros and cons of choosing to study abroad. With study abroad opportunities becoming more and more popular in nearly all degree areas, it’s worth starting to think about whether this would be the … Read More

Travel | Chile and Pablo Neruda – A poet in a world of his own

4 years ago / 0 comments

As South America’s spindliest country, Chile is side-saddled between a gloriously blue Pacific Ocean, and the neighboring Latino countries of Argentina, Bolivia and Peru. However, aside from being the thinnest and longest country near the end of the world, Chile is not especially evocative for an international audience. Perhaps being renowned … Read More

Features | Brave new horizons with Erasmus+

5 years ago / 0 comments

Following the news of the Erasmus+ scheme being given the green light at European Parliament, LS looks at how students will benefit from an expansion of the study abroad programme and what we can expect in the future.   Erasmus, often described as the best year of people’s lives, is a European-run scheme which allows … Read More

Blogs | The Fairest of the Seasons

5 years ago / 0 comments

Some things remain comfortingly consistent on the continent: the presence of pumpkin spice lattes in Starbucks the second leaves start falling off trees, the pointless academic bureaucracy whilst trying to complete the seemingly simple task of enrolling for modules at university, and the fact it is indeed possible to purchase … Read More

Blogs | I Wanna Scream and Kraut and Let It All out!

5 years ago / 0 comments

After weeks of anticipation I have finally made it to Germany, Heidelberg to be exact. I am currently two weeks into my 10 month stay and it has definitely been a learning curve. For a start their skimmed milk is our semi-skimmed, quark is apparently a cheese not a fundamental … Read More

Travel | Frog out of Water

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We have all heard the tale of the Englishman in New York, but our relationship with our channel cousins is one of equally profound debate. Budding Francophile Lorna Flint has taken time out of her year abroad to investigate the biggest cultural clashes between us and the sophisticated Montpellians. Being … Read More

Blogs | Norwegian Wood – Time Passes, Things Happen

5 years ago / 0 comments

Thanks to my last blog, I am now in possession of 700g of marmite, which inevitably has given a whole new perspective on my life here. Whilst it may be getting colder, days are vastly improved by the condiment – spent too much money this week? Barter your way through … Read More