• A Pandemic Year Abroad

    “Une année à l’étranger” is, in my opinion, a staple of the MFL degree. I hadn’t realised until I got out to Belgium this year how absolutely essential it is for students to be dunked headfirst into a scenario that forces them to converse with others in their studied...
  • Students In Isolation: The £1,750 Hotel Quarantine Charge

    Victoria Mileson A recent government announcement now requires those returning to the UK from overseas to pay £1,750 for a mandatory hotel quarantine. The new guidance will require British nationals to quarantine in a hotel for a minimum of 10 days in a government-approved facility if they have returned...
  • A Year Abroad In Ottawa

    Catherine Conyard Many people are surprised when I tell them that I decided to do my year abroad in Ottawa. Despite being Canada’s capital city and home of crush-worthy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, it doesn’t appear to have much more to offer. Yet, as international travel has been restricted...
  • The Loss Of Erasmus: A Mistake, Or An Opportunity?

    Abbie Turner As a language student, I think the new Turing scheme holds exciting opportunities for UK students to participate in study or work placements all around the world. However, it is hard to make an informed decision about whether the loss of the Erasmus+ scheme is a mistake...
  • COVID-19, But Make It Catalan

    Abbie Turner Abbie takes us through how the coronavirus restrictions in Spain are affecting her.  I know it’s hard for me to sit here in sunny Spain and complain about my situation. I mean, it’s currently 7pm in mid-November and I’m sat outside in shorts and a t-shirt writing...
  • Team Impact’s Favourite Cities

    Rebecca Cox, Rebecca Herman, Charlotte Smith and Robyn Walford In honour of World Cities Day today, Impact Travel’s editor and contributors share their favourite cities from across the world. Get a notebook ready to expand your bucket list! Dubrovnik, Croatia I was in Dubrovnik only for one day and...
  • Diaries Of A Nottingham Student Abroad: Malaysia

    Darting across non-existent lanes and weaving messily between vehicles, our taxi narrowly misses passing trucks whose tarpaulin shells billow fiercely in the wind – sprouting wings from their bodies as if at any moment they may take flight. My first sight of the Malaysian countryside, my new home for...