Italy’s ‘Espresso-strength’ Coffee Culture

By Grace Baxendine Whether enjoyed in a café or at home, coffee for Italians is less of an act and more of an art. As a language student, this is perhaps one of the most obvious points of culture to comment on, but rightly so. If you want to avoid appearing a stereotypical caricature of…

Julia

By Roseanna Conway In an attempt to become an integrated madrileña in the golden metropolis of Spain’s capital city, I have taken great pleasure in the act of exploring this exciting and fascinating city, while living and working here this year as part of my degree course. I have very much enjoyed spontaneously roaming the…

Spending a Summer in Calais

By Abi Wyatt In the summer of 2018, 3rd year French and Italian student Abi Wyatt spent 3 months volunteering in Calais for Help Refugees. Culture editor Maria Allon met with Abi to discuss her experiences and find out more about what we can do to help refugees in Calais. Can you tell us a…

Call Me By Your Name & The Italian Charm

By Tia Affleck ‘Somewhere in Northern Italy’ Those are the words with which we are introduced to Call Me by Your Name. It’s just a vague hint at a setting, yet it somehow perfectly encapsulates the dreamy timelessness of the story’s central romance. There is something wonderfully seductive about Andre Aciman’s 2007 novel, which tells…