My struggle with the transition (and my successes)

I'm sitting here at my favourite little café in the heart of Sydney CBD, satisfied after inhaling my "Organic Golden Quinoa Detox" salad (trying to ignore the $20 price-tag) waiting for my pot of green tea to cool down and feeling happy; grounded. I didn't, however, quite feel this way not that long ago. When I …

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A delay, a tackle and a ‘welcome home’ balloon

It has been ONE MONTH - an entire month since landing at Sydney International Airport and arriving home after a year of being away from my life here. Now, before I can delve into how it has been being back, I must first share the actual story of arriving at the airport. Trust my luck, …

Done and dusted! Hasta luego Madrid

I have officially moved out. I've given back my keys, gathered all my remaining things, received my deposit back and have exchanged niceties with my landlord (who has been nothing but wonderful to me this entire year). Now I'm sitting at my kitchen table, bags packed and waiting for my shuttle to pick me up to …

How to: Study abroad in Spain

Thinking of studying in Spain for a semester? Or a whole year? About to start your exchange program? Or perhaps you've already started but haven't quite found your groove? I've come up with a list of tips, tricks, advice and all things 'Studying on exchange in Spain'. Don't worry, I've gathered very insightful information from trusted …

Being the ‘International Student’

(In a non-english environment) Now I understand. I'd like to take this moment to apologise to all of the international students who I was short with, who I was impatient with and even to those I never gave the time of day. I am sorry. I am an international student. I am an international student in Spain. …

Frustrations of an exchange student

Warning: the following is more a 1:00am rant than an actual blog Let's just clarify things. This year has NOT been one big holiday - as many of you may believe. I am on student exchange after all. I just simply choose to share my travels, cause let's be real, you don't want to see me …