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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.

All articles from Simon

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, but here are my top 10 reasons for why you shoul...

6 ways to enjoy London without spending a penny
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So, you want to experience London on a budget but aren’t quite sure where to start? Worry not! Altho...

How to bus like a boss in the UK
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It’s a fact: There’s no better feeling than exploring a new city, but before you can fill your Snapc...

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’...

Football facts: 6 things you must know about England
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The English national team might be perennial underachievers, but that won’t stop this football-mad n...

Football vocab: Get ready for game day in 5 languages
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Football brings the world together, but if you find yourself watching a game abroad or with a group ...

Hawaii: The Ultimate Visitors’ Guide
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Aloha and welcome to our guide to the picture-perfect American state of Hawaii. Tucked away some 250...

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...

17 language quotes to turbocharge your learning
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You probably guessed it already: We <3 languages like crazy here at EF. And while we write all th...

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...