Surviving AND thriving in your first semester

Surviving AND thriving in your first semester

Once the hype of freshers weeks has died down, it can be difficult to adjust to what your new life is going to be like. Doing your own food shopping, budgeting, organising your time… all whilst experiencing a new city, making new friends, and trying not to get homesick. It can be tough! Here is my honest opinion about what works and what doesn’t for a few key issues I faced during first year, and how to make the most… Read moreSurviving AND thriving in your first semester

Roots: Finding a Community

Roots: Finding a Community

When I arrived in Edinburgh, I was 18, very shy, and had absolutely no idea what I was doing. My mom came with me and was supposed to stay for a week, but due to a family emergency had to fly back to California the next day. Between family issues, jet lag, and being alone in a foreign country, I spent a good portion of Fresher’s week crying in my bedroom. I eventually came out of my shell a bit… Read moreRoots: Finding a Community