17th of May at Falmouth University

For my course I also had to make a vlog, so I decided to film throughout the day as we celebrated our national day here at university. It is a very personal day for us, and I wanted to show you how much fun we had even though we are away from home. If you want to read more about it, click here. I recommend to watch in high quality.

I hope you like it!

Amanda.

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Norway’s constitution day

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Yesterday was the 17th of May, which sounds just like a regular day, but for Norwegians it is the best day of the year. Having national days are always fun, but it seems as though Norwegians celebrate it a lot more and is more passionate about the particular day.

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Chatty Podcast

For my course I had to make a two minute podcast for my blog, which turned out to be more difficult than I wanted it to be due to the said time-limit. I chose to ask a friend to help me out, as she is one of my closest friends here. In the podcast we are talking a little bit about how we met and how our journey to England was, but as the original chat was for about half an hour there are some missing pieces. I hope it might be helpful or interesting for some nevertheless.

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Facetime is great for long-distance friendships.

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A home away from home

My first year at Falmouth University is coming to an end. Looking back, I am not sure where the time went. I was lucky enough to get along with my flatmates, let alone have them as my new best friends. Of course, we added a few sweethearts to our group and our journey together throughout our first semesters have been nothing but fun.

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Application Process

When I started my application for universities in England, I found student reviews very useful. It is always nice to know how other students find their university, how they like it or dislike it. I quickly found out it was hard to choose, especially since people seemed to have mixed feelings, which is only natural as we’re all different.

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Me and my guide at University of Roehampton.

At first I only looked at universities that had literature degrees, of which is quite a few. Then I looked at where they were and how easy it would be for me to get there, as I can be a very anxious traveler. In the end I chose four that I found interesting:

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Awkward encounters

“Hey! You alright?”

“Hey! Yes I… aaaand you’re gone…”

Since coming to England I have had several awkward encounters with British people. The one above seems to be how Cornish people greet you, and you are not really supposed to answer them. I fall for it every time. And the few times I am able to answer, and then politely ask  them back, they look bewildered as if they were not really ready to engage in a conversation. Haha, oops.

Other differences that have made some things awkward for me are:

  • Ordering food
  • Paying for the bus and leaving the bus
  • Walking through doors
  • Walking through crowds

Basically, they all involve the same thing: being polite.

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