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Hailing from the South West of England, I’ve swapped the land of scrumptious scones for the Swiss city of Zurich. I love nothing more than exploring new places, which is always an adventure considering my terrible sense of direction. Currently working as a copywriter, you’ll usually find me tasting Swiss chocolate (someone has to do it) and talking about football.

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How not to make a fool of yourself on the London tube
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The London Underground may seem devoid of manners and friendly folk, but those who venture into this...

10 benefits of studying abroad for a longer time
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Learning a new language abroad is one of the most rewarding things you can do: it’s great for your b...

50 most inspiring travel quotes of all time
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It’s time to take your wanderlust to new levels with our list of  the most inspiring travel quotes o...

How to study abroad like a boss: 7 tips
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Summer is just around the corner and many of you are planning on going on your first study abroad tr...

10 reasons to love Malta
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It’s impossible not to love Malta. There’s year-round sun, more beautiful beaches than your little h...

Gap year guide to Asia
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Asia is the ultimate backpacking continent. It’s a region of striking contrasts that’s big on advent...

7 tips on how to deal with culture shock
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Exploring a new culture is one of the most rewarding yet challenging aspects of spending time abroad...

Beaches and beyond: What to do in Rio de Janeiro
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Nowhere on Earth throws a party like Rio de Janeiro. From Monday to Sunday, January through December...

9 signs that you’re ready to study abroad
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Studying abroad is an essential part of learning a new language (properly), but how do you know you’...

50 reasons why everyone should live abroad at least once
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Warning: Spending a month or two abroad (or indeed moving somewhere new permanently) will induce lif...

10 reasons to love London
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There are a million and one reasons to love London. Here are my top 10 reasons for why you should ju...

A beginner’s guide to understanding British humor
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Britain’s unique take on humor may seem baffling at first. Heavy on self-deprecation, almost undetec...