Mache dich für dein Auslandsjahr in Deutschland bereit

Chloe Lauret Du hast gerade dein Aufnahmeschreiben erhalten und bist wirklich aufgeregt, nach Deutschland zu gehen, aber nicht sicher, wie du dich vorbereiten solltest: lies weiter! Finde eine Wohnung! Unterkünfte in Deutschland sind in der Regel billiger als in Großbritannien. Das Studentenheim ist sehr gepflegt und wenn du alles leicht finden möchtest, beginne mit deiner…

Per Ardua Ad Alta – Through Difficulties to Glory

By Cornelia Sennewald (Originally published in Culture, Issue 17 May 2016) Before I came to Birmingham, I was not the person I am now. I had started studying English and Art at the University of Cologne in order to become a teacher. In September 2015, I was granted the opportunity to continue my studies at…

Brasil – será tudo favelas, polícia e armas?

De Rachael Jones Antes de ir ao Brasil em dezembro, a minha amiga brasileira falava sobre os perigos do seu país, a possibilidade de se ser assaltado e a história de como a sua avó foi raptada. Os seus avisos e a má reputação do Brasil nos media (como por exemplo, o seu presidente radical…

Five artists to look out for in 2020

By Jane Herbelin At a time when access to culture is no further away than your pocket, it would be a shame not to make the most of it. Younger generations are as incredibly creative in their work as they are in putting themselves out there! From Instagram, to museums, here is a list of…

From Real Madrid to Birmingham City

By Roseanna Conway This time last year I was preparing to go to Madrid for my year abroad, a compulsory part of my English Language and Spanish degree. The prospect was daunting, so much so that there were times when I considered not going at all.  One year on, I’m very grateful I conquered my…

Une Journée à Genève : un petit guide

de Holly Hunt Du fait que j’étudie en France à l’université Grenoble Alpes, je profite de cette situation idéale pour me rendre assez facilement aux différentes villes et aux différents pays pour un week-end ou même juste pour une excursion d’une journée. En novembre, je suis partie en voyage avec des amis Erasmus pour passer…

The Hidden Positives of a Year Abroad

So, what is the truth about the infamous year abroad? You may have guessed the answer pretty quickly: in short, it’s not what you expected. It’s more.

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…