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
That’s no news that I am in love with the beautiful country of Scotland and its people. I knew very little about it when I went there, but I’ve learnt so much! It’s one of the best places to get your degree abroad or spend a semester or a year on a student exchange. Let me tell you why it’s the best to study abroad in Scotland! Free for EU nationals Scotland has a separate education system from the rest of the UK. And they … Read more 8 reasons to study abroad in Scotland
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
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
I could talk on and on about the advantages and reasons to study abroad, but you will find them woven into this page quite often. Living in a foreign country is like being a child again- you discover new places, smells, tastes. You slowly sink into this world and it’s the best feeling! When I was first leaving home to go study abroad in Scotland I was scared, but also impacient. I knew it was going to be difficult, dealing with the workload, homesickness, culture … Read more 10 reasons to study abroad