Rugby : the beeline to Scotland’s heart

When you are an exchange student you tend to meet a lot of other international students – exchange or not. Especially in an university as cosmopolitan as Edinburgh. It is a great experience, you get to discover many traditions from all over the world. Everybody is far from home and want to try to keep…

Getting Lost in Edinburgh

It is hard to believe that I have been in Edinburgh for more than two weeks! I suspect the next 4 months will go by at a seemingly rapid pace, which is a shame because this place is wonderful. The Old Town is stubbornly stuck in a century past. If for some reason you forget its…

Dublin and Belfast city breaks.

Hi there, and welcome back! I’ve never written an article comparing the academic style in Edinburgh and in France. However, if there’s one thing I can say is a hundred per cent better here, it’s having all your exams in December and not in January. Being able to enjoy Christmas without guiltily thinking that you…

The Highlands… again

I keep traveling as usual.  I will never change that …at least this year. Although I have been out of the UK this month exploring the Scandinavian countries, I will tell about my journey through the Highlands. Obviously, I had my weeks of studying. Not all the month was travelling. As exam period I spent…

Glasgow day trip & exam period

It took me a while to settle in and accept the concept of square sausages (they taste great btw) but once you get past that.. time flies fast. Maybe even faster due to strong wind. There are constantly events to go to and before you know it classes have ended. In Heidelberg semester one ends…

Blog 2: Day Trip to Glasgow!

Two weekends ago I went on a trip to Glasgow and I haven’t had time to show you this beautiful city until now! It was during my friend’s visit that we decided to make a short day trip to Glasgow, which, for the ones that don´t know the city, is about an hour away from Edinburgh….

Part 4: It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

It is hard to believe another month has passed. I still can’t get over how fast the days and weeks fly by here. Since I last blogged,  I went on a road trip with my friends through the Scottish Highlands. We rented a car, and it was really nice to explore more of the countryside…

Exploring Edinbugh

December is approaching and also the such feared exams. It is the beginning of very stressful weeks. Spending evenings in the library, searching for information to do the essays, studying the notes you get in the lecture,  uploading your works before the deadline, attending tutorials, etc.  I suppose everybody in university  is feeling nervous and…

The Isle of Skye, Alnwick Castle and Loch Ness.

So, it’s more than 2 months into my year in Scotland and I’ve come to an incredible realisation. Scotland is pretty, guys. Like, seriously. You can’t go anywhere without being bombarded by prettiness; a lecture theatre, the shops, it doesn’t matter. Your journey will take at least ten extra minutes because you’ll be too busy…

Top 10 Teaching Style Peculiarities

Why are British students so impolite and just shout answers? That was one of the questions that engaged me during my first weeks in Edinburgh. The initial uncertainty and confusion have vanished. Now, I shall highlight the 10 main differences in the teaching style at the University of Edinburgh compared to my home institution in…

Tescoland

Here’s Your Getaway I have always had a dream about studying abroad, living in a different country and truly experiencing a new culture. As a someone who easily gets stuck in routines and familiar ways, but at the same time gets incredibly restless with the way she is living life and therefore at regular times need…