This is the first in a series I’ll be writing, to give you some tips on how to make the most out of the various aspects of your year abroad. I’m going to start with the most important – language – but stay tuned for tips on how to maximise travel opportunities and more.
Before Christmas, I wrote a survival guide on how to avoid burnout when you either had multiple short deadlines or just needed to make it to the Christmas holidays. This post will instead explore some of the long term strategies that you can employ to make sure that you have a healthy relationship with your workload.
Christmas is soon approaching and although everything is over in Sheffield, the end of term for me is still tantalisingly within reach. If you’re like me, mustering the energy to keep going to uni at a time like this is almost impossible, so I’ve written a few tips on how to keep going and avoid burning out.
Christmas is calling, and I thought I’d share with you some of my thoughts and impressions of being abroad in Germany during the most wonderful time of year.
I am currently living in Germany for the year and studying at the University of Münster. It has been a bit of a culture shock.
Last year as I manoeuvred my way through the activities fair, a certain stall stood out to me. ‘Forge Media’, a chance to write, film or talk about issues which affected student life, or just important topics in the world. At first I kept on walking. I couldn’t picture myself writing for a newspaper, after all what qualifications could I, a lowly first year studying History with absolutely no experience, have? Continue reading