The 8 stages of coping with post-YA blues whilst you’re still abroad
Ferrara / Italy / Language / Modena

The 8 stages of coping with post-YA blues whilst you’re still abroad

(This post could easily have been entitled; “8 things they didn’t tell you about splitting your YA (or maybe they did and you just didn’t listen)” or perhaps, “8 reasons splitting your YA is 10 times harder than expected.” – interpret as you will!) For whatever reason you decided to split you year abroad. You … Continue reading

Ferrara / Italy / Language

Battling Against the Italian University System

When I arrived in August I vividly remember the cries and moans of fellow Erasmus friends, complaining about Italian/Spanish/French university systems, or perhaps more fittingly, lack of. Learning agreements, paperwork, module enrollment, queuing up outside offices, I sat smugly at my office desk knowing that none of this applied to me…yet. Fast forward six months … Continue reading