My Favourite Trips around Scotland

By Amy Ferguson, Go Abroad Ambassador Spring Break is fast approaching so here are some ideas of trips you can take to make the most of it! If you decide to stay overnight anywhere, I always use Airbnb to find cheap places to stay when I travel around Scotland. The great thing about Airbnb is

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Dealing with Homesickness

By Flavio Spadavecchia, Go Abroad Ambassador spending a semester abroad at the University of Liège At first, I wasn’t sure whether I should write this post, since I’ve always considered myself to be one of the lucky ones who doesn’t suffer from homesickness. The reality is a lot more complicated than that, since homesickness comes

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Mental Health Day – Making Small Changes

By Ivana Drdakova, Studying English and Scottish Literature If you are struggling please contact our counselling service at counselling@abdn.ac.uk or in emergency please contact your GP. If you need somebody to talk to you can contact our Student Aberdeen University Nightline or the Samaritans. Disclaimer: This blog also contains mentions of sexual violence. The next few

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Essay Improvement Guide

By Sandra Porenta, Studying English with Creative Writing During my first semester at university, my essay writing was a bit of a mess. Even if we ignore that I had to learn a different essay writing style than the one I had been taught previously, I still had lots of other things to figure out.

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Surviving the Scottish Winter

By Amy Ferguson, Go Abroad Ambassador Hi! My name is Amy and I am a Go Abroad Ambassador here at the University of Aberdeen. I am in 4th year, studying Business Management and Hispanic Studies. Last year, I spent my year abroad in Madrid, Spain working as an English Language Assistant in a high school.

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Adjusting to the New Environment

By Flavio Spadavecchia, Go Abroad Ambassador spending a semester abroad at the University of Liège Here I am, writing this from what will be my new home for the next five months. This will be a slightly different kind of post, a more personal one. I want to take you with me and give you

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The good, the different, the weather

By Allie Todd, Incoming International Exchange Student from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Usually the phrase is, “the good, the bad and the ugly.” However, I haven’t really had any bad or ugly experiences here so I switched the phrase up a little to work in my favor. I have settled in

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Founders’ Day – Celebrate our University

by Ross Cumming, 4th Year Undergraduate BMus The founders day service at the University of Aberdeen is a highlight of the Chapel Choir’s calendar as it is a special service in which we all remember and pay tribute to the people in history who created this prestigious University. Much has changed on our campus since

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