Living bookworms society. Pt 1.

Living Bookworms Society: LIGHTHOUSE Hello everyone! My time to write in this blog has arrived, so fasten your belts and enjoy the ride. After 7 months living in this wonderful city of Edinburgh, I’ve had the chance to get to know a few very nice places, and now I have my chance to present them…

Harry Potter Culture in Edinburgh

Auld Reekie draws Harry Potter-loving tourists from all over the world, so it’s unsurprising that the University of Edinburgh should also attract prospective students who love the franchise. For me, one of the factors that gave UoE an edge over London universities was a conversation I had with a student at my home college who…

Creative Learning Week

Although it might be very tempting to go on holidays during Flexible Learning Week (no lectures are delivered for a week in February) I strongly recommend you to stay in Edinburgh so that you can participate in the University’s Creative Learning Week. This week is fully dedicated to a wide variety of free events and…

Welcome Back, Edinburgh! or My 10 Plans for 2018

After three weeks of relaxing, Edinburgh has welcomed me back with its towers and hills, rain and clouds. Everything feels strangely familiar, as if I hadn’t been away at all. The buses are still stuck in traffic, bagpipes still playing, Princes Street still crowded and Arthur’s Seat overlooks the city, still. But it’s a new…

Books to Read While Studying in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is one of 28 Cities of Literature, and in August hosts the “largest public celebration of the written word in the world.” Unfortunately, those studying abroad may not have the chance to experience the Edinburgh International Book Festival. Year-round, however, the city boasts a Book Lovers Tour, Harry Potter sites scattered around the city,…

I’m On Exchange in Edinburgh Part II

“There’s nary an animal alive that can outrun a greased Scotsman” – Groundskeeper Willie in Sweet Seymour Skinner’s Baadassss Song, The Simpsons (1994). I’ve always been hindered by some mass crippling doubt. It started when I was seven. I had just graduated from Stingrays to Dolphins at State Swim and it was time for us…

Hillwalking A Scottish Munro

In 1891, Sir Hugh Munro shocked Scotland’s hillwalking community with an article in the Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal. Munro was born in London, England, but eventually moved to the highlands of Scotland with his family. He spent his childhood hiking the highlands where he found his passion–hillwalking. Munro documented all of his hikes, and his journal…

— EAT, PRAY, LOVE — (or eat, eat and exercise)

What does an exchange semester mean to you? We could mention dozens of meanings but most of people agree on this: It’s all about trying new things. I tried to follow this vision and therefore went to a Taster Tango session. Feel the passion? That’s what I experienced on this introductory class with a girl- or boy-partner by your…

¡Hola! Hej! 안녕! – How to learn a Language in Edinburgh. Part II: Tandem

There is hardly any place that is more international than Edinburgh. With over 140 different nationalities, the university is highly multicultural – and multilingual. As a language enthusiast, you could not ask for a more inspiring and enriching environment to learn a language. There are two ways to do it.

¡Hola! Hej! 안녕! – How to learn a Language in Edinburgh. Part I: Courses

There is hardly any place that is more international than Edinburgh. With over 140 different nationalities, the university is highly multicultural – and multilingual. As a language enthusiast, you could not ask for a more inspiring and enriching environment to learn a language. There are two ways to do it.

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…

High up in the highlands

I’m in my room, it is 1pm, I have just finished watching a film and I clumsily knocked over my bowl of cereal. Oh yes, it is one of these days! I won’t be of much use reading articles for my upcoming tutorials, so I decided to give writing my second blog a go. Here…