The past few days have been amongst the most eagerly awaited of my time in Leicester. That’s because a few days ago I moved to Strasbourg to begin my ERASMUS year en France! Waiting to go on the platform, I felt a mixture of excitement and trepidation I recognised from 2 years before (which is scary in itself, I feel so old!) when I was about to move into halls. Ten hours of train journey later (including a brief but frantic tour of the quartier of Paris between Gare du Nord and Gare de l’Est) I arrived, now more excited about sleep than anything else!
The next few days were reminiscent of Freshers’ Week (which, by the way, is actually as good as the hype suggests) as I met more people than I can attempt to count, mostly other international students as the French students aren’t due for another week. The past week has been a roller-coaster (for the the 90s kids please take this as an excuse to listen to Ronan’s Red Leicester favourite, ‘Life is a Rollercoaster’) of highs, when meeting new people and experiencing new things, and lows, when feeling a bit lost each time my lack of a (as yet) bank account or student card or a million and one other things I’d have in Leicester, rears its head. Now though, having been here a few days, I can reflect that it’s been pretty amazing so far and that I’m really looking forward to the year ahead!
P.S This is written from a while ago, sadly French universities do not start in November (in fact they start 1st September) . If you want to find out more about going abroad as a Leicester law student this is a good place to start http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/undergraduate/llb-law-with-year-abroad. Any other questions just leave a comment and I’ll probably be able to answer them!