Just Erasmus Things: Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock

  Holly Buckley talks us through the strangeness of arriving home from a year abroad and how to cope with the readjustment. We have all heard of culture shock – that emotional difficulty and stress that comes from moving to a foreign country with different people and different cultures and different everything! It can be very overwhelming at the beginning and it’s important to remember … Continue reading Just Erasmus Things: Dealing with Reverse Culture Shock

The Not So Lonely Planet Search for sisterhood: The Sometimes-Scary Sorority Life in US Universities

  In the second edition of her monthly column about studying abroad in America, Alana Daly Mulligan talks to a member of a sorority to gain an insight into Greek Life.   “I just want to know, do you wear cloaks?!” I joke. She chuckles a little and then looks at me; “I can’t disclose any information, literally nothing at all. All I can tell … Continue reading The Not So Lonely Planet Search for sisterhood: The Sometimes-Scary Sorority Life in US Universities

Au pairing: not all it’s cracked up to be!

Ruth O’Dwyer sets out some of the key things to take into consideration before deciding to work as an au pair. Have you ever considered working as an au pair for the summer in order to improve your fluency in a particular language, or maybe just to gain some experience living in a foreign country? Well, before you start making any set-in-stone plans, I highly … Continue reading Au pairing: not all it’s cracked up to be!