In our multicultural and fast-living world studying abroad may bring only the very best experience to a student’s life. Today going abroad to study is not sophisticated: students have multiple opportunities in each university to choose from on where to go, what to learn, how much time to spend abroad etc. If you are enrolled at a university at home, it’s possible to participate in an international student exchange program for a semester or even the whole year. In particular, in Europe, there’s a famous Erasmus Mundus foundation which helps to become an exchange and even gives out scholarships! Millions of students do Erasmus each year and we recommend not to miss a chance to be one of them. Additionally, you may go on summer education abroad programs – who knows, maybe you’ve been dreaming of learning Italian, why not to start next summer?
Thanks to Gregorian calendar Western Hemisphere will step into a new 2017 year and a new life this Saturday when we all will be celebrating New Year’s Eve. However, while the most of us will be sipping champagne, dancing and having a great time with friends and family, the rest of the world will be waiting for their turn to say goodbye to 2016 as some cultures are accustomed to New Year taking place at an absolutely different time. For instance, Chinese and Vietnamese New Year is going to be late-January this time, some other cultures which follow the Julian lunar calendar will be celebrating in mid-January, while the Jewish Rosh Hashanah is in autumn.
Why do people move overseas? Sometimes it’s for work, sometimes it’s to study and some people want to gain new experience and see the world while they still can. What unites these people is that they are supposed to enjoy their new lives more – well, mostly – than the ones they used to live. Busy building their lives from scratch in a new environment, they almost never feel homesick.
Another expat category includes relatives who moved overseas because of their families – spouses, children or even parents. And, in general, moving abroad is not their own initial decision. They did that not to leave the people they love behind or because they had no choice and therefore tend to miss home much more.
Starting from the late November here comes the time of holidays, presents, sparkles everywhere and champagne/mulled wine all the time. And as shops and streets are turning into Christmas mode extremely fast, we start seeing Santa’s traces all around.
Black Friday is coming, and we are excited to announce that Yolla takes part in Black Friday Fun*!
As Yolla is a great app for sharing emotions with people who are far-far away, we decided for this Black Friday to add extra 10% from the next payment for your extra-talking! The holiday season is ahead, and we know that you will love the opportunity to talk with your friends and family a little bit more.