One of the major perks of my year abroad programme (and many others) is that it doesn't actually count towards my final grade at University which means it's basically like fresher's (except the food is better and you can go skiing when you want. ) Use your spare time wisely and take some time to tour...
While some might be concerned about it being a hipster's playground overrun with murky nightclubs, there is much to suggest the city is for anyone curious enough to explore its rich and expansive avenues. Just being in Berlin is an experience in itself.
The time has come where I must do what every student dreads: packing for the holidays. This involves making the tough decision of carefully choosing everything I might possibly need or wear, even though deep down I know I'll spend half the holiday in my pyjamas on the sofa and will promise myself at the end of the holiday that next time that I'll be packing more lightly...
When I discovered that my language degree required me to spend a year's study in the Middle East, I couldn't work out how I felt. Was it excitement or apprehension? Becoming an international student means many things; poor exchange rates, unfamiliar culture and language barriers are to name but a few.
Coming to India? Bring your moustache. Yep, the 'mo' is a rite of passage here, with the mo'less representing a clear minority. The moustache brigade is waiting for me everywhere I turn. If you've ever felt the need to stretch your furry whisker potential, now is the time.
Waking up, totally disorientated, all I can hear is the peel of evening bells as the many college churches try to out-do each other in their enthusiasm. I venture out of my room and into the college hall, the place where I will be supping most nights with my fellow students. It's cavernous, dark and inviting at the same time.
I decided to take part in the Volunteer Abroad Journalism project because, having graduated from university in June, I wanted to have something in the pipeline that would incorporate travel AND work experience.
The recent publication of the world university rankings has shone the spotlight on higher education around the globe...
With summer long gone, it's time to head back to uni. Of course, not all of us are lucky enough to be going to the Oxfords
More graduates are ditching travelling to Thailand and opting for a slightly more intellectual "gap yah": a masters degree