I first heard of Erasmus at 16 years old when I was in my school library having a talk on university education. I remember feeling extremely intrigued about what Erasmus offered, but had never considered that it would lead me to where I am today: Living in Germany, working in a multilingual environment and sharing... Continue Reading →
Lacking resources when you live abroad
You turn up to your new country and you're feeling over the moon because the world is your oyster and you can take on anything! At least that's how you feel until you actually need something. And then you realise that you don't have anything. Nor do you have anyone to ask. Rather than jumping... Continue Reading →
Should I leave the city I relocated to?
Following my post '5 reasons why it's OK not to be in love with the city you relocate to', I had two conversations with people who have thought about moving back home, or even just somewhere else away from the city they relocated to. I'm sure this crosses most expats' minds at some point, weighing... Continue Reading →
5 ways to make the most of your limited time abroad
Time flies when you're having fun and whilst being abroad, I feel like it goes even quicker. Here's how to make the most of living in another country so you don't to look back on what you wish you had done whilst you were out there: Make a bucket list Whether you do it before... Continue Reading →
Where do you call home?
Back in London and ready to tell my friends from home the story about a disastrous yet hilarious car sharing experience in Germany, I asked “Do you have a car sharing website?” Which was responded to with a strong “you!?” and a lot of laughter as we realised I hadn’t used the word ‘we’. Oops!... Continue Reading →
Leaving everything behind
When someone mentioned that they viewed moving abroad as leaving everything behind, it really did make me think twice. I hadn't thought about it in this way at all and I guess it has opened my eyes to other people's experiences. Moving abroad has it's ups and downs and I can imagine that for people... Continue Reading →
The most life-enriching thing I’ve ever done? Study abroad
Was I excited? Well a bit, I guess. I was beyond gutted (meaning a lot of tears) to find out that I would be the only student from my UK university studying at my German university (which seemed to be in the middle of nowhere), but equally excited to know that my friend and I... Continue Reading →