Foreign Correspondent Coordinator, Maddie Baker, discusses her impression of Portugal after travelling around the country for two weeks. Despite the growing tourist industry, she believes that Portugal retains its vibrant culture.
Foreign Correspondent in Germany, Emma Wallace, explores in detail how you can deal with loneliness on your year abroad and gives examples of her and her friends’ strategies to overcome these “study abroad blues”.
Foreign Correspondent Coordinator, Maddie Baker, takes a look at the new Ukrainian president and what his unconventional rise to power may have in store for Ukrainian politics.
Back in October, I attended my first class on Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde. It was a first for many reasons: mainly due to how the lesson was conducted – much to my surprise, in both English and German. I knew that German would be spoken to some extent, I am in Munich after all, but […]
The streets of Budapest, like many other European cities, are punctuated by brass plaques in the pavement. These plaques are called ‘stolpersteine’. They are ‘stumbling stones’ that you can come across purely by chance and which, placed in the street outside the last known address of a victim of the Holocaust and Nazi Persecution, remember […]
A new era is about to dawn in Japan. Suffering from ill health, the elderly Emperor Akihito will abdicate the Chrysanthemum Throne in favour of his son, Crown Prince Naruhito, on the thirtieth of April this year. His reign, alongside Crown Princess Masako, will mark the beginning of the ‘Reiwa’ era, as announced on the […]
International Women’s Day was certainly not overlooked in the Spanish capital when the 8th March rolled around. Over 350,000 people surged to be part of the ‘marea morada’, or the ‘purple wave’, as it crashed through the streets of Madrid, snaking from Atocha all the way to Plaza de España. I was one of them. […]
The craftsman washes the clay from his hands. He boils some water for tea, and reaching for a teacup knocks it off the shelf. It smashes on the floor. He cradles the broken pieces, and carefully puts them back together again with gold lacquer. He holds it up to the sun. Where there were once […]
Under the radar of many, from the 6th to the 17th of January, more than 500 participants from 61 countries endured the 41st edition of the largest rally in the world, the Dakar (formerly the Paris-Dakar Rally). Despite being named after the capital of Senegal, the Dakar has taken place in South America since 2009 […]
With Britain tormented by its decision to leave the European Union, France waits, anticipating Brexit’s fall-out whilst also fantasising over a society full of unicorns. Emmanuel Macron’s pledge in June 2017 to make France a ‘start-up nation’ follows the growing trend of startup creation around Europe, and the appetite to produce startup companies valued at […]