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Simon

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

The London Underground may seem devoid of manners and friendly folk, but those who venture into this subterranean jung...

6 ways to enjoy London without spending a penny

So, you want to experience London on a budget but aren’t quite sure where to start? Worry not! Although the city is us...

How to bus like a boss in the UK

It’s a fact: There’s no better feeling than exploring a new city, but before you can fill your Snapchat story with pic...

9 signs that you’re ready to study abroad

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

Football facts: 6 things you must know about England

The English national team might be perennial underachievers, but that won’t stop this football-mad nation getting behi...

Football vocab: Get ready for game day in 5 languages

Football brings the world together, but if you find yourself watching a game abroad or with a group of friends from Ge...

Hawaii: The Ultimate Visitors’ Guide

Aloha and welcome to our guide to the picture-perfect American state of Hawaii. Tucked away some 2500 miles from the m...

How to study abroad like a boss: 7 tips

Summer is just around the corner and many of you are planning on going on your first study abroad trip. We’re su...

17 language quotes to turbocharge your learning

You probably guessed it already: We <3 languages like crazy here at EF. And while we write all the time about what ...

6 best cities to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, and we’ve picked six of the world’s...

7 tips on how to deal with culture shock

Exploring a new culture is one of the most rewarding yet challenging aspects of spending time abroad. As exciting as a...

Beaches and beyond: What to do in Rio de Janeiro

Nowhere on Earth throws a party like Rio de Janeiro. From Monday to Sunday, January through December, Brazil’s second ...