YEAR ABROAD : UPON ARRIVAL À PARIS

YEAR ABROAD : UPON ARRIVAL À PARIS

As a Modern Foreign Languages student, my degree involves an Erasmus year abroad study or work placement in this, my third year. I have just arrived in Paris and quite frankly, that's both so very exciting and absolutely terrifying all at the same time. Until very recently my year abroad has seemed like a distant, abstract [...]

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THOUGHTS on BERLIN : IMAGINE A CITY by RORY MACLEAN

THOUGHTS on BERLIN : IMAGINE A CITY by RORY MACLEAN

The day after opting to take a beginners German language module and the accompanying module entitled 'German History & Culture', I happened upon this book in Waterstones and was instantly struck by the super funky cover (judge me at your will). Of course, the title is striking too. Especially as I was about to begin studying the fall [...]

UNIVERSITY UPDATE

UNIVERSITY UPDATE

As announced in my last blog post, I secured a place at Cardiff University to study French and I am now 6 weeks into my first year and the infamous 'Uni Life' that everybody seems to equally fantasise about, and fear. This post is somewhat of a non-post in that it's merely an update and an [...]

THIS IS WHERE THE JOURNEY ALTERS | GETTING INTO UNIVERSITY

THIS IS WHERE THE JOURNEY ALTERS | GETTING INTO UNIVERSITY

Yes, this is indeed where my life changes quite significantly. The period of time between the end of my exams and results day on the 13th August 2015, was a time of great anxiety and much uncertainty about the future. I was completely in the dark about how the next year was going to go, whether I [...]