A year abroad can be an adventure to remember, a test of your abilities to cope on your own and, as everybody says, simply the best time of your life. But it has to end at some point. That moment has come for me. Back to my “normal” university and studying routine. As much as I love Scotland and my Glasgow uni, coming to terms with the fact that a year of living by the beach in Spain is over is simply hard. For me … Read more 5 tips to avoid the post-study abroad depression
Have you been postponing your travel plans and dreams until after you finish university and get a proper job? I know I have been dreaming of travelling since longer than I can remember. I didn’t want to take a gap year though and still felt like travelling is something that I’ll be able to do in not-so-near future. Moving to another country for university has changed my perspective on travel. You can combine studying full time and travelling, it just takes some planning, budgeting and … Read more 5 tips on how to combine travel with studying
Costa Blanca is a dream destination in Spain. So having been living in Valencia for over 8 months, I had to take the chance to see Costa Blanca when it came. And it came in the form of my brother and Favourite Travel Companion (aka the boyfriend) who possess a very valuable skill of driving a car. So I packed up and got myself driven along the Costa Blanca twice 🙂 View from Altea Old Town Famous for the sandy beaches and luxurious resorts, it actually … Read more Driving along Costa Blanca
Finding a flat can be one of the most difficult things to do when studying abroad. Especially if you’re limited by a budget. Many people will decide against studying abroad just assuming that it’s too expensive for them. I’ve already covered the costs of tuition fees in different European countries in this post. But apart from that you have to take into consideration the rent, the cost of living, textbooks and travel. It might get a bit overwhelming. But there are ways in which you can … Read more How to successfully find a flat for your study abroad
Do you think you shouldn’t venture on a study abroad if you’re an introvert? That’s absolutely not true. There might be some things you are worried about though. I am an introvert myself and I did struggle with it during some periods of my life. Study abroad has been tough at times, but it teach me a lot about myself and how to take care of my introverted soul. So, what exactly is an introvert? So basically, every person is somewhere on the spectrum of introversion … Read more How to study abroad as an introvert?
Studying abroad can be a dream come true for many, but there can be anxiety and fear related to many aspects of it. However, there are ways to overcome those fears before they paralyze us. Being uncertain and worried about change is natural. But we often tend to allow these worries to grow to immense proportions and they may make us forget why we even started this whole thing. So I wanted to dig into some major study abroad fears that students tend to have … Read more 7 study abroad fears and how to overcome them
There’s a number of people who have it really clear what to do in life and I envy them greatly. It seems like they have it all figured out and there’s a direction to their life. But it seems like there is a growing number of young people who are not so sure about their future and all the media telling us to “follow our passion” and “live the life we want” does not help when you have no idea what your “passion” is. I … Read more Can travel solve your quarter life crisis?
I have mentioned getting a part time job as a way to boost your future career prospects and an additional source of income to finance you studying abroad. And I think it’s one thing that everybody should do at some point in their life. If you spend your twenties relying on your parents’ help you’re losing a major opportunity for gaining life experience and, basically, successfully learning how to “adult”. But to balance university with a job can be a hard task. That’s why I … Read more How to balance university with a job
The decision is made. You decided to study abroad in Europe, but you have no idea where to go and how to go about it? No worries, I have been there. There are some questions you should start with asking yourself. And then you can research all the options and get an idea of what is out there for you. There will be a lot of research involved so be prepared. It might be scary at the beginning. I myself was absolutely convinced that whatever … Read more What to consider before going to study abroad in Europe?
I am a big advocate for embracing homesickness. Owning every feeling that comes with the experience of leaving home, living abroad and travelling on your own is important. What do I mean how to embrace homesickness? Well, I mean you shouldn’t let yourself get buried in it. But you should pay attention to what it’s telling you. Studying abroad can be a tough experience. Especially for someone who has a strong bond with their family and friends. After all you voluntarily leave it all behind … Read more How to embrace homesickness studying abroad