Meet our Visiting Student bloggers for Semester 1 2020/21!
First Name: Sarah
Age: almost 21
Home Country: US
A fun fact about yourself: I play water polo at my home university!
What you are most looking forward to in Edinburgh: I’ve spent most of my life in the suburbs so I’m excited to be living in a city where I can walk most places.
Name: Benni Age: 21 Home Country: Botswana, studying in Germany Fun Fact: I listen to a lot of rock music from the sixties. My favourite bands are The Who, The Beach Boys, and, of course, The Beatles. What I am most looking forward to in Edinburgh: Hiking up Arthur’s Seat as many times as possible!
Name: Ayumi Country: Japan A Fun fact about yourself: Since I have a few years of experience in an orchid nursery, I can recognize more than 150 kinds of orchids. What you are most looking forward to in Edinburgh: Discovering hidden gems in Edinburgh city, enjoying beautiful nature of Scotland and improving my academic skills and knowledge in the UoE!
First name: Emilie Age: 22 Home Country: Denmark Fun fact: I’ve been doing trampoline for most of my life What I’m most looking forward to in Edinburgh: I’m most looking forward to the culture, visiting the Highlands and delving into the city. I can’t wait to explore all three!
First Name: Otto
Home Country: Czech Republic
A fun fact about yourself: I speak and continuously study Persian, a language written in Arabic script and read from right to left. It fits quite accurately to my name, you can read it from left to right or from right to left without any difference in pronunciation.
What you are most looking forward to in Edinburgh: I have had probably the last opportunity to study abroad as an Erasmus student and I have decided to spend this exceptional pandemic season in the heart of Lothian, um, actually Scotland, in the picturesque city of Edinburgh. That’s my first visit to UK ever! I am definitely looking forward to practise my English in the country with people I finally don’t have to ask if they speak English.