5 Tips to Surviving Your First Visit to Japan

     Japan is a country that feels worlds away, both physically and culturally. When I first arrived it took a lot of adjusting to be able to pick up the subtle differences. It can be difficult figuring out the sly nuances of a culture, especially when there is a language barrier. As a foreigner […]

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5 Ways to Make Your Semester Abroad Easier

So, you’re spending a semester abroad! I know the application was long and the waiting unbearable, but finally, the time to leave for your adventure has come! Super exciting! But, that excitement also comes with the nerves of moving to another country, especially if it’s your first time living away from home. Here are a […]

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Can You Guess the Meaning of These English Slang Terms?

Do you think that if you travel to England, the literal land of English-speakers, you won’t face any language barriers in finding your way around? …Think again. Every culture has their own slang terms, and I’m sure there are many you use daily that would earn you a couple of blank expressions or turned heads on the street if you were anywhere other than […]

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University in Austria vs. University in Canada 

When I studied abroad at Karl-Franzens Universität Graz (Graz) in Austria, I regularly compared university life there with university life here in Canada. I noticed several similarities between both countries, as well as many differences. If you are thinking of studying abroad in Austria, you should definitely keep these changes in mind.  Similarities:  I found there to be more differences than similarities overall. With […]

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