I’ve been in a bit of a reflective mood of recent…I’m not sure what’s spurred it on really but one thing I’ve found myself thinking about a lot recently is my time back at University. It may be because I’ve been witnessing students prepare for their upcoming exams at my… View Post

When I tell people that I study French & German at university, I usually get one of three reactions: ‘Oh, so do you want to become a teacher/translator/interpreter?’ (The most common…and for those wondering, NO!!) ‘Oh….ok.’ Followed by a look of confusion across their face. (This reaction is usually reserved for my… View Post

As I scroll down my Twitter feed and Facebook timeline, I’m seeing numerous posts about results day tomorrow and I can’t help but go back three years ago to my own results day. I remember the anxiety that built up within the days and weeks leading up to results day.… View Post

Finding a place to live for the duration of your year abroad is probably the greatest challenge you will initially face. I had my fair share of ups and downs with finding accommodation in Paris, but I soon learnt some things along the way that I thought I would share.… View Post

As I write this post, I’m sitting on the plane on my way back from London Heathrow to Paris Orly airport. A week into my year abroad and already back home for a visit, you may ask? Well no. It wasn’t exactly a fun-filled visit or one that I had… View Post

Destination picked? Check. Internship sorted? Check. Accommodation? Um… For the past couple of months, I’ve been trawling through site after site looking for somewhere to live in Paris while on my year abroad. I set off on my travels tomorrow morning and with the thought that I could potentially be… View Post