Durham University Student Blogs

Category - International

Voyages d’une Parisienne au Népal (PhD student research in Nepal)

I was an undergraduate and later an MA student in the Department of Archaeology here in Durham and, after an interval of a few years in Paris, I am now back as a PhD student. One of the (many) reasons why I have kept coming back to Durham is the opportunities that I have been given here to get involved in a variety of projects, ranging from field...

Winter in Latvia

I want to tell you a bit about winter in my home city Riga which is the capital of Latvia. In Latvia we usually have all four seasons: hot summer, beautiful autumn, cold winter and very nice spring. During winter it is normally snowing and it may become -25 degrees. This year the coldest temperature I met was -26 which was quite cold.  People...

An International Student’s Christmas with College Mentors

I come from College of St. Hild and St. Bede and my college has a mentor system where undergraduates are assigned to mentors in small groups – people from diverse backgrounds, age groups and experience who are closely connected with the college. While mentors do not really teach, yet they provide valuable inputs as personal guidance, signposting...

A few ways to celebrate Christmas as an International Student in the UK

Christmas is just round the corner, are you ready for it?  As an international student, I understand sometimes it may be difficult for us to go home during this peak season due to the un-affordable price of a flight ticket.  However, I think it’s not a bad idea to celebrate Christmas in a foreign country because you can always do something...