How hard could it be to move to another English-speaking country? How much culture shock are you really likely to experience? Actually, quite a bit. The thing with doing a year abroad in Canada is that you expect it to be British with a few quirks and slightly American sounding accents. And then you arrive and the signs are in French and the people speak at you in something which sort of resembles French but also really doesn’t.
Hannah is studying Theology at the University of Exeter, and is spending her year abroad studying at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Here is her insider guide to surviving (literally) in Ottawa over the winter and beyond, with top tips about getting there, sightseeing, food, the university, and keeping warm!
Emma Dukes, 21, is studying History and American & Canadian Studies at the University of Birmingham, and has spent her year abroad at the University of Ottawa in Canada. You can follow her on Twitter @emma_dukes, and here is her survival guide to making the most of your year abroad in Ottawa.