Tuesday, 28 April, 2015 - 08:24

Every day we are confronted with pictures of people with perfect bodies. The men in adverts have dreamy eyes and large muscles.

Monday, 27 April, 2015 - 12:51
by BlakeS

My placement in France is the first time that I have been separated from my family and away from my house for many months.

Sunday, 26 April, 2015 - 09:01

I have just finished my year abroad; I spent it in a quaint town called Colmar, in eastern France. I usually study in Leeds, the UK's third largest city - though it doesn't actually feel that big!

Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 16:20

I recently went on my first interrailing adventure around Europe with a friend.

Saturday, 25 April, 2015 - 11:26

On May 7th the British people will vote in the general elections. As I was trying to decide who to vote for, I realised how lucky I was that I could vote at all.

Friday, 24 April, 2015 - 16:45
by LauraC

Whilst being on my year abroad, I have tried to collect small things such as train tickets to my favourite places, attraction tickets, napkins from my favourite restaurants, and I have been taking

Thursday, 23 April, 2015 - 16:28

Despite my last post being about my love for Spanish food, I still can't help my cravings for some good old English grub! This is what I'm missing right now:

Thursday, 23 April, 2015 - 12:01

Shamefully, for many English people the answer to this question will be 'no'. We get very excited about Saint Patrick's Day, and then completely forget that we have our own national day!

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 18:39

Whilst living here in Spain, I've been introduced to so many new things ... one of the most memorable being the FOOD!

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 17:51

7:00am ... Alarm goes off, but I allow myself an extra 30 minutes of luxury, before I really do have to get up.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 09:49
by JohnR

Spring has arrived. The weather is getting nicer and the new baby animals are in the fields.

Tuesday, 21 April, 2015 - 09:16
by JohnR

Hello everyone! I am sorry that it has been so long since my last post but sometimes the teaching programme here can get a little bit stressful and you lose track of what you are doing.

Monday, 20 April, 2015 - 23:44

IPhone, Beats by Dr. Dre, Louis Vuitton, Xbox, Bentley ... Many people want to buy the newest gadget, the fastest car and the most expensive watch – but what are these things really worth?

Monday, 20 April, 2015 - 12:22

As children, we all dream of what we want to be when we grow up. Often, many young children will say that they want to be actors or singers, pop stars or models.

Saturday, 18 April, 2015 - 18:01
by LauraC

Yesterday was my final day as an English language assistant in Paris.

Friday, 17 April, 2015 - 18:11

Well, this weekend was certainly an experience!

Thursday, 16 April, 2015 - 09:56
by LaurenH

When I chose to go to Bavaria for my year abroad everyone warned me that Bavaria was very different compared to the rest of Germany.

Tuesday, 14 April, 2015 - 08:40

The Queen, and her family, are well-known worldwide. This is in part due to the influence of the British Empire; during the colonial era, many countries across the globe were under British rule.

Friday, 10 April, 2015 - 14:38

As a nation, Brits are infamous for our love of tea. It is a very common - and largely accurate - stereotype of the UK. 

Friday, 3 April, 2015 - 08:35

As a self-confessed chocoholic, I love Easter. For me, it is an event which really signals the start of springtime.


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