Placements

  • A guide to the anxious person's first day!

    Do you ever stay awake at night, looking at the ceiling, with a deep sense of anxiety deep inside you don’t really know where it comes from but you can’t chase away?   For me that is quite regular. I...

  • Rejoignez une Alliance!

    South Africa is a famously multilingual nation. It has eleven official languages, so usually you converse with others in their second or even third tongue. This makes you ever and painfully conscious of your status as a monoglottic imbecile. Especially...

  • On Missing Home(s)

    My parents and my sister recently visited me, so I had a good occasion to reflect on homesickness. Maybe it’s a bit arrogant, but I consider myself an expert on the matter, first as an Italian student living in the...

  • A Moment of Peace

    This Saturday morning made a welcome change as rather than languish in the after effects of unmoderated wine consumption, I enjoyed the simple pleasure of waking early and going to the market. Walking past the picturesque stalls made me realise...

  • The life of the city, or how I learned to love communes

    Be aware, this entry is not work-related. I am instead going to talk of what has been the most significant and unexpected aspect in my life in Malaga, especially considering my placement is really not political: Politics. Malaga is a...

  • Bringing the Books to Life

    One thing I appreciate on placement is how it brings to life some of what I’ve studied at university. I know I’m lucky, because not everyone who studies a subject gets to do it as such, particularly in the humanities...

  • ‘‘A laughter that will bury you all’’

    First post of the new year, and it’s already the end of February… time really flies when you are having fun! This time I want to talk about what I consider one of the most important elements in the working...