Reverse culture shock is real

When I was preparing to go on my Study Abroad year to California 2 years ago I had heard all the stories about how moving to some countries you can experience a culture shock, and feel homesick, and ride the wave of emotions that comes with that initial gaining your bearings in a new country….

1 Month Countdown

Here I am again waiting for the final month to pass before I can go exploring the world again. This time I am going the opposite way to America, and will be flying to Australia! I am going to join all those other uni leavers who are avoiding finding a ‘real’ job straight after university…

Why do Americans think British people come from space?

I lived in a flat (or dorm/room to some of you) with all Americans. For about a month they would go along with conversations where I had confused them by saying a certain phrase or word. Instead of asking at the time, I think they did not want to admit they had no idea what…

My Study Abroad Year Ruined Me

Honestly, despite the fact that it was my best year ever, it was also my worst… Let me explain. So for my study abroad year (which if you are wondering, is a pass/fail year that is taken in the third year of university before returning to finish the final year) I studied at CSUMB in…

My Latest Adventure Into Blog Writing

Last year I went to California for a study abroad year and I tried to start a blog to post about my exciting adventures and keep a note of the productive things I had done with my year. This blog lasted for about 3 posts and just did not work out due to my laziness…