• Travel: Features

    Dare To Be Wise and Study Abroad

    I finished my A-Levels in 2004, and the plan was to go to University. I did not want to go to a London based University as I needed to have the experience of independence and freedom. At 18 years old, I believed that I was fearless and brave and applied study abroad at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Pretty much the furthest University from London. I had heard of the University before from some friends from New Zealand and went online to find the course and applied. The application process itself was pretty straightforward. I completed an application form and made the submission (much more relaxed than…

  • Dunedin Railway Station
    Destination: Oceania

    The Sights and Sounds of Beautiful Dunedin

    From 2005 to 2007 I moved from my home in London to Dunedin, New Zealand to study at the prestigious University of Otago. I was lucky enough to be accepted based on my A-Levels and applied for my student visa, and I was on my way! (Obvs there was lots more planning, but that is part of a different post!) Dunedin is a student town towards the south of New Zealand’s South Island, with a student population of about 20% (of its 120000). Dunedin means ‘Edinburgh of the South’ as it originates from the Gaelic for Edinburgh and has a proud Scottish History, with a statue of Robert Burns in…