Berlin is my new home

This month marks the beginning of my Erasmus+ exchange at Freie Universitat in Berlin! It is the one semester, so only until February/March, and it means that I will experience true winter after a year in sunny Barcelona... I enrolled today after arriving yesterday, and then decided to explore the city with my camera. It [...]

Tips for being a student with lupus

I feel really lucky that four months after my diagnosis I was able to begin my masters degree in a foreign country - not everyone gets that pleasure. Often lupus forces people to quit school or university, with hope of maybe returning when things are a little better. I, however, am a stubborn individual, so [...]

I have a Masters degree!

Disclaimer: I actually still have my dissertation to complete before my degree is official, but we had the ceremony anyway so had to celebrate. Yes, despite another 10,000 words to write about human rights in the Middle East, and an extra semester in Berlin for the fun of it, my degree is complete! I can't [...]

Barcelona Bound!

It's a huge relief to be writing this post, because the past few months this has been an uncertainty. But I finally booked my flight, and in a couple of weeks I will be beginning my MA in International Relations at Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals! I'm hugely excited. And nervous. And impatient. And giddy. Spending the [...]