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Gaelgóir ar Erasmus sa Fhrainc, Montpellier

Chaith mé bliain den chéad scoth anuraidh i nDeisceart na Fraince in Montpellier ar Erasmus agus rinne mé staidéar ar an Eacnamaíocht trí Fhraincis ann. Ba bhliain iontach é, rinne mé go leor taistil sa Fhrainc agus go tíortha eile. Bhí…

Éireannach ar Erasmus

Ag an tús de mhí Mheán Fómhair seo caite, bhí orm mo mhálaí a phácáil agus dul ar eitleán go dtí an Fhrainc do mo bhliain Erasmus. Cé nach mbím i mo chónaí le mo chlann i rith na bliana…

Going Solo: 7 Best Tips for Travelling Alone

Whether you are an introvert who revels in the comfort of being alone or simply want a peaceful break from your hectic routine, travelling solo is a great idea. You may be wondering why anyone would choose to travel by…

Erasmus? Go, Go Groningen!

Going on exchange to another country is an opportunity not to be missed. Even though going away to Asia or Australia may be your dream exchange spot, it isn’t always financially feasible. That’s where the Erasmus program comes in. With…

Language Lazy: Why Are the Irish So Bad at Mastering a Second Language?

Features writer Eleanor Brooks explores the lack of proper bilingualism among Irish students compared to their European counterparts. Drawing on her own Erasmus experience in Berlin she questions why exactly Irish students seem to fall down on mastering a second…

Erasmus Freedom: “College should be about challenging yourself, like making new friends and exploring a new city or culture”

Features writer Chloe McCumiskey gives her experience and advice. Claiming that college is about change and challenging yourself, and the Erasmus is the opportunity to do both. Offering the freedom away from home, the chance to fully experience a different…

Erasmus Opportunity: “Take full advantage of the trips, the different classes, and all that’s offered”

Features writer Calum McKeown, a Scottish student from Strathclyde University Glasgow, gives his initial experience of his year on Erasmus in UCD. Arguing the friendships made, opportunities to travel a whole new country, and even the different academic courses available…

Erasmus Disappointment: “The homesickness and loneliness consumed me like an illness”

In our Erasmus series, Features editor Rachel O’Neill describes her own experience studying abroad. Far from the adventure of a lifetime the year abroad is sold as, her’s has been plagued by loneliness, a longing to come home, disappointment and…

Surviving and Thriving in College: A How to Guide

When you say the word ‘college’ what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Friends? Societies? Erasmus? Alcohol? All of these words alone can be expanded into very different albeit very fun and exciting new adventures. I’ll leave it to…

Laura Claffey Recalls Her Erasmus In Seville

Before going on Erasmus, search I imagined myself settling in smoothly, finding myself some local Spanish friends on day one, speaking fluently after a month or two, partying all the time during the year long summer because really, the south…

The Siren’s definitive guide to…ERASMUS!

You may be one of those second years who have handed in the last of the Erasmus applications, or merely an elder statesperson of UCD, longing for the heady days of yesteryear (possibly just the one year of yester). The…

College Down Under

Rory Quinn gives an account of college life in Melbourne. Why study your 3rd year at UCD when you could be doing it pretty much anywhere else in the world? That was the question I asked myself when I first…