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by Courtney Mower

 
 
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Mole Diaries

 
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Questions about Culture Shock

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Dietary Requirements - do you have an advice to share?

Culture Shock

I have lived in France and Italy and don't eat meat, and it was definitely more difficult for me to find veggie food over there! Fortunately for me I'm a pescetarian and eat fish so there were more op...

Q

How can universities provide better intercultural skills training and copin...

Intercultural competence

Hi there,I think this is a really interesting idea with lots of potential. The only year abroad meeting I had during the academic year before I left was focused on the 'Whats' of a year abroad - what...

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How do you adjust back to life in the UK?

Culture Shock

You are obviously having a hard time but what you are going through is not uncommon. In fact it's fairly normal, which doesn't, of course, make it any easier to negotiate. The natural tendency is to...

Q

Where should I spend my year abroad as a gay student?

Culture Shock

Madrid! I'm straight but I had soo many gay friends in Madrid who loved it there. They were a real mix as well from the super-confident to those who had only recently come out. The gay district Chueca...

Q

How do you make your new apartment abroad homely with such a small luggage...

Spain

Hi there! I was incredibly homesick when I first arrived, and my room was soooo different to my room at home that making it seem "homely" seemed impossible - but after a few weeks, it became "home" in...

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