Petra’s Blog Posts

Accommodation Options for Aberdeen Students

So you’ve chosen which university you want to go to, now you need to sort out where to live! As a foreign student who had never been to Aberdeen before, this was quite a daunting thought. When looking at my options before I moved here, I immediately knew that my best choice would be to move into RGU student halls. (more…)

How to deal with Homesickness

Ever since I have left my country, visits back have gradually decreased. There have been periods of 6 months of not seeing friends and family from home. But regardless of how long you need to wait till you go home, it will always feel like a stretch. Some periods of time are worse than others, however, after being in Scotland for over two years now, I’d like to share some things I do to avoid feeling as homesick. (more…)

My experience as an international student

At RGU we are currently participating in the campaign ‘Scotland Welcomes the World’. From the minute I started my course at RGU, I could see how many different nationalities attend the university and I was happy to be in the middle of such a multicultural environment. So as part of this campaign I thought I would talk about how Scotland welcomed me. (more…)

5 Favourite Spots in Aberdeen

Having lived in Aberdeen for the past 2 years, I have found a few spots that I like to visit frequently. There are times that Aberdeen can feel grey and weary, especially in the winter months, so hopefully my 5 spots will help you feel a bit inspired to go out and about town! (more…)

From Home to a New Home

Many of my Scottish friends always ask me what it was like to move to a completely different country, how I had the courage to do it, and why. First of all, I will let you know a little bit about myself! (more…)