The Guide: Live Music and Where to Find it

YOUR Guide to: make the most out of your study abroad experience by travelling, learning, and living   Whether you’re in Scotland or Ireland, you can follow my guide to find some classic, traditional Scottish or Irish folk music which I know you’re dying to hear. Edinburgh Sandy Bells – One of my favourites in…

A Note of Gratitude

This morning marks the first of November, my second to last month in Scotland and as an intern within the Edinburgh Study Centre.  Before walking to work today I sat at my kitchen table, shivering in the chilly autumn air, drinking tea from a mug which depicts a snowy winter day above Princes Street and…

Sundaze with Sun: Student Radio Show

I’m Jackie Sun! I study computer science at UC Davis and I am studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh for the fall 2017 semester. I chose Scotland because of its natural beauty and history. I especially wanted to attend the University of Edinburgh because of its strong computer science department and the city itself. …

Edinburgh Lifestyle

Moving to a new city can be a daunting prospect.  Mixed in with all of the excited anticipation and thrill of travel are anxieties about the smallest of things like: “Will the supermarkets be the same here?  Will they stock my favourite candies/icecream/brand of soda?” Or: “If I’m vegetarian, will I have to wither away on a…

A Feel for Fringe

The first week of the Fringe Festival has just kicked off in Edinburgh and the city has transformed from a beautiful, historical Scottish capital to a tremendous hub for thousands of daily performances ranging from opera to Trainspotting-inspired raves and everything in between.  According to the Fringe website, this spectacular festival started off as a…