A Study Session and Unexpected Friends

From the 28th of May to the 4th of June I went to Strasbourg to attend a study session ran by ESN (the Erasmus Student Network), ENIL (European Network on Independent Living) and the Council of Europe. It focussed on intercultural learning within a mixed ability group, gathering young people from across Europe to learn […]

30 Days

For so long it was just a dream. I knew when I started my degree that I’d be spending the third year in another country, but I never could have imagined it would be Colombia. That was too much to hope. Yet I am. I’ve spent the morning packing up my apartment in order to […]

I’m going to Colombia!

It is official, last night I received my acceptance letter to EAFIT university in Medellín. I have 3 months to sort out mine and Isla’s vaccinations, buy us insurance, find somewhere to live, organise o&m, get my visa, find a dog food supplier and buy my flight. And I am so ready to start! Not […]

The study abroad countdown begins!

On saturday I submitted my study abroad application. I will be taking a year away from Coventry university to study in a Spanish speaking country. I had the option to either get a job or attend another university, considering I am very research focussed I didn’t even have to think about my answer. I have […]

Studying Abroad for the Second Time

Most of you will know, but for those who don’t I’ll be spending next academic year studying in another country. I’m consumed with nervous excitement, with thoughts of planes and countries I have never visited before. I have always had the travel bug, but now more than ever I will get to live the dream. […]

Map of Latin America

Funding a Third Year Abroad

So you’re going on a year abroad. Guess what, me too! I haven’t yet had chance to write about it but next academic year (2017-18) I will be heading off to another country for a whole year. Currently I’m hoping to go to Latin America somewhere, but we’ll see what happens. It can be quite […]

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Travelling Blind on a Student Budget

Being a student traveller comes with its own set of economic challenges, and maximising what you get for your money is a real learning experience. Add a disability into the mix and there’s a whole other set of complications to consider. I’m blind and have been travelling alone in the United States since the start […]

A day at the Armouries

Yesterday I went to the Royal Armouries with my family. It was a fun day out, I’ve been there before and I really like the place. But it was even better because…superheroes! If you ever get the opportunity to visit I highly recommend it.

Studying in Spain: an unforgettable experience

I’ve been back in England for 3 days now which is a bit hard to believe. Studying abroad has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had and I’m so glad that I made the decision this time last year to investigate it. It took almost 6 months to organise and I had no […]

So Where Are The Bins?

Valencia is an interesting place to live. Set aside the festivals, the variety of shops, huge amount of museums and places of cultural significance, it is constantly changing. A quick walk around the campus where I live demonstrates this perfectly on a daily basis. I spend a reasonable amount of my time searching for something […]