Humanities & Social Sciences placements

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences' students share their placement and year abroad experiences.

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  • Appunti

    When people are nice here, I have learned to really appreciate it. I will return to England a changed woman I am sure. My friend today realized I hadn’t made many notes (appunti) in French and offered to give me...

  • Zona

    Zona = area I feel I should mention again that anyone looking to stay in Naples should try to avoid the city center, especially the centro storico where most of the muggings I have heard about have happened. Chiaia is...

  • Liev’t a miezz’!

    This means “get a move on” and was shouted at me today when I nearly caused a car accident by trying to cross a road near my house. I have been a bit jumpy since the other days incident, and...

  • Puntare un coutello contro qualcuno

    = to pull a knife on someone What I will write about actually happened yesterday, but I had such a lovely time in Sorrento I wanted to keep the posts separate, and I have spent most of the day trying...

  • Sorrento!

    Today I went to Sorrento with a girl from Reading and it was the BEST time. The trains run on classic Naples logic, with one tiny train running every half an hour that goes to Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Pompeii and Sorrento,...

  • Razzismo

    I really wish I didn’t have to write a post like this, but it is an important thing to comment on for a real picture into the daily life of Naples. There is a real, tangible racism here in this...

  • Appelli

    Appelli is what exams are called here, since they mostly do them as orals. I have never done a spoken exam for a history course before so I am pretty nervous! The next step will be working out when the...

  • Fare un brindisi

    This means to make a toast, or I suppose, to “cheers” in Neapolitan. This is a very complicated, carefully choreographed system of words that I cannot begin to explain so I have found a video that does it for me:...

  • Year Abroad VI – culture shock and different ways of life

    Siena, Italy                                                                  April, 2017 Salve! I’m back with a new post, this time about culture shock, which is a term many of you who have lived abroad or are soon going to have definitely encountered. Here’s a little break-down of...

  • Trip of a lifetime

    7 days, 4 states, 3 planes, 2 sheilas, 1 car, a whole heap of exploring and some work. Road trip over! I’ve been looking forward to writing this blog for a while, as I have just got back from what...