Tag : year abroad

What They Don’t Tell You About Doing a Year Abroad

11 months ago / 0 comments

Everyone who has been on a year abroad has agreed with me when I say that it is a unique experience. From Australia to Japan, to the Netherlands and the USA, everyone comes back with an entirely different, and an (almost) entirely positive review. When looking at your abroad schemes, … Read More

Lost At Sea: my adventures down under

1 year ago / 0 comments

A combination of reasons led to my wanting to take a year out from university. The prospect of graduating was looming like a great dust cloud, billowing on the horizon ready to engulf me when least expecting to then spit me up on an employer’s doorstep, inexperienced and clueless. I’d … Read More

Postcards form Abroad: Hamilton, Canada

2 years ago / 0 comments

Kit is a Civil and Structural Engineering student currently on an international year abroad at McMaster University in Canada. Based in Hamilton, about an hour from Toronto, she is looking forward to exploring the picturesque Canadian scenery in contrast with the skyscrapers that are a key feature of North American cities. … Read More

Are Parisians really that chic? A year abroad

3 years ago / 0 comments

The simple answer is yes. Super simple and completely minimal describes Parisian style best. Wondering the streets or travelling on the metro during the day to socialising in the terrace bars at night, expect to see mom jeans or skinnies, with a classic duster coat, paired with casual and comfy, … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Barcelona VS Madrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Hola everyone! So Madrid or Barcelona? Barcelona or Madrid? Their rivalry is legendary and it doesn’t just stop at football, especially at the moment with the Catalan independence movement in full swing.They’re the two biggest cities in Spain, as you probably well know and, consequently, the most popular for tourists … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Hamilton, Canada

3 years ago / 0 comments

Kit is a Civil and Structural Engineering student currently on an international year abroad at McMaster University in Canada. Based in Hamilton, about an hour from Toronto, she is looking forward to exploring the picturesque Canadian scenery in contrast with the skyscrapers that are a key feature of North American cities. … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Cape Town, South Africa

3 years ago / 0 comments

Bryony is a third year Philosophy and Politics student on her year abroad in South Africa. She’s been living in Cape Town for almost four months now, and is yet to climb Table Mountain. She has been keeping up her coffee intake though, so at least she hasn’t failed in … Read More

A Language Assistantship Abroad…

3 years ago / 0 comments

Every year the British Council send over two thousand undergraduates and postgraduates abroad to teach English as a foreign language, in a programme which spans four continents and fourteen countries. The Gryphon explores the challenges and rewards of undertaking an assistantship abroad. The English Language Assistants programme began in 1905 … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Wellington, New Zealand

3 years ago / 0 comments

Rob is a 3rd year geophysicist who really cannot stand being holed up inside, making New Zealand a great country to have ended up in. Caving and climbing are his two main jams, but he can be persuaded to do pretty much anything as long as it sounds crazy enough … Read More

A Spanish Year Abroad: Sun, Sand and Sangria

3 years ago / 0 comments

With the beach, mountains and city centre all within 20 minutes from where I lived, Valencia was the perfect destination for my year abroad. Often overlooked as a tourist spot, despite being the third largest city in Spain, it is definitely underestimated due to the tough competition from Madrid and … Read More