One of the many great things about being an international student is that the university organizes a whole bunch of day trips to places around England for a lot cheaper than I would be able to plan. So of course I'm going to take advantage of every single one! You may have seen in my… Continue reading A Day in the Cotswolds & Stratford
Greetings from Oxford! I arrived in the UK in one exhausted piece, after a delayed flight and over an hour in line at Heathrow's passport control, and managed to get myself to my new home without mishap! And somehow I've now been here for two weeks already, it's officially fall, and almost October... I'm not… Continue reading A Canadian in Oxford: The Two-Week Exchange Update
Happy Saturday! I know it's late, but this post took longer than anticipated to put together and I've still been working, but it's here, it's here! It's getting dangerously close to when I leave for exchange (think constant-emails-from-the-university-reminding-me-to-do-stuff close), which means I've had to start seriously thinking about packing and preparing for the long-haul flight… Continue reading The GLOB’s Tips for Packing and Flying
Remember when I said in my first exchange-related post that I predict an abundance of lists? Well I can safely say that's completely accurate! I have physical lists, and virtual lists, and lists in my head, and by some strange sorcery some of them have actually gotten longer. I'm going to say that this is… Continue reading Exchange Prep Update
If you couldn’t already tell, I love books and so I always have a to-be-read pile (okay, mountain). The problem I’ll be facing when it comes to packing for exchange is that I can’t take a million physical books, as much as I’d like to. Cue a travelling bookworm’s best friend - the e-reader. Specifically… Continue reading A Year-Abroad TBR Mountain
In anticipation of living in Oxford for the school year, I've spent some time looking up what's actually in the town of Oxford and coming up with a list of the places I definitely want to see. I have to remember to explore the town that I'm studying in, because I know I'll be planning trips to… Continue reading My Oxford Bucket List
After waiting for what seems like forever (really since December 2016) I've finally gotten confirmation that I will be spending my third year of university on exchange! In September of this year I will be flying across the pond to beautiful Oxford, England to study at Oxford Brookes University, and I could not be more excited!… Continue reading It’s official!