Foreign Correspondent in South Korea, Milana Nikolova, explains how Christmas is celebrated in her host country and why it is a change from a typical European Christmas.
Celebrating Catalonia: Festivals Bringing the Region Together
Celebrating Catalonia: Festivals Bringing the Region Together Foreign Correspondent in Barcelona, Spain, Jasmine Zaman, explores how Catalonia is continuing to celebrate its festivals – despite debates over its independence. Background Behind Today’s Catalonia: The ruling of the illegal referendum two years ago and the decision to sentence nine Catalan leaders for up to thirteen years […]
How to Deal with Loneliness on your Year Abroad
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”.
What we’ve missed the most – summer edition
I have had a particularly long break from Exeter, as I spent this year on my Year Abroad in a tiny town in the east of Germany, not far from the Czech border. This extended time away from the glorious EX4 has indeed proved that absence makes the heart grow stronger – I’ve missed Exeter […]
Short story: ‘Don’t Go’
“Hey Chinara, did I leave my chocolate in here?” Riley asked, barging into my dorm room. She sauntered over to where I lay curled in bed and nudged me over against the wall so she could snuggle under the covers with me. “Yes, Riles, come in. Make yourself at home.” Despite my sarcasm, I set […]
What the F(LC)?
C’est vrai that the Foreign Language Centre offers students the opportunity to take modules of up to 30 credits at all levels from beginners to advanced. But is variation from our main discipline really a sehr gut idea? Or does FLC modularity just present us with more time for siesta-ing in the library? First is […]
Shout out to my Exe
The University of Exeter: probably the best university campus in the world. Well, probably not, but it’s still pretty good. Studying abroad, especially where the ground is covered in snow eight months of the year, has made me appreciate Exeter’s very green campus. We all know about our outstanding tree to student ratio, see our […]
Living Abroad in France: A Student’s Perspective
Living abroad in Strasbourg, France, this past year has really challenged everything I thought I knew about myself. I have seen myself become the beer-drinking, efficient map-reading individual I never thought I’d be. Anyone who knows me also knows I like a good bargain. Whether it’s a free pen from the forum or an overripe […]
A Year Abroad in the Big Apple
Williamsburg is the poster-girl of NYC’s hipster movement. The artsy urban landscape has become so sought after that the rent prices have become equal to that of Manhattan lofts. I, ever the shameless lover of hipster culture, couldn’t resist exploring the neighbourhood whilst on my year abroad in New York. It definitely did not disappoint […]
48 Hours in Berlin
The shabbier, more controversial and undeniably cooler little sister of Paris, Milan and London, Berlin’s changed a lot in the last 30 years (think walls falling, two nations uniting, etc, etc…). There’s something about this city-in-progress that constantly draws in young creatives, inspired graduates and edgy tourists – including you. So you wanna spend 48 […]