Facts about my host city: Lyon, France

Lyon Sarah Williams 2

Sarah – Semester Exchange to Catholic University of Lyon, France Semester 2, 2016 When I found out that I was selected to go on exchange in Lyon, there were many different responses from family and friends. Some knew Lyon as the culinary capital and became jealous. Some recognised the geographical location as ‘the South of […]

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Arriving in Spain

Jacqueline O'Brian

Jacqueline – Exchange to Comillas University, Spain Semester 2, 2016   “What have I gotten myself into?” That was my initial thought as I realised I was stranded at the airport in Madrid. I had been waiting for over an hour for the car that was supposed to deliver me to my host family. My […]

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Keeping in Touch with Home

Amsterdam Genna Shepherd

Genevieve – Exchange to Radboud University, The Netherlands Semester 2, 2016 In what feels like the very short month that I’ve been in the Netherlands, I’ve learnt so far, that keeping in touch with family and friends back home can be bit complicated to say the least. I started with high expectations of keeping in […]

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Overcoming Challenges

Madeleine Hendy

Madeleine – Exchange to Wilfred Laurier University, Canada Semester 2, 2016 A good friend of mine once told me that exchange isn’t meant to be easy… part of the word itself is ‘change’. She liked to think of the word “ex-change” as “EXTRAORDINARY CHANGE”! And she was right, this change truly is extraordinary! I won’t […]

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