Hey, my name is Alex and I am a third year German and Business Studies student currently embarking on my year abroad in Cologne. My past two years at Warwick have been the most exciting years of my life so far, and my time here in Germany is only adding to that. While university has been fun for the most part, I have also faced a wealth of challenges and surprises (particularly as an Erasmus student) which I would have dealt with far better if I had the advice from someone who had done it all before. Therefore, through my student blog, I aim to not only share my experiences with you both in and outside of the ‘Warwick bubble’, but also offer as much advice as possible with respect to the year abroad and hopefully inspire you to undertake one yourself. If you have any questions that you want to discuss with me personally, then please do not hesitate to get in touch – I don’t bite!