PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Cultural Events & Festivals 18/10/19

Are you a festival fan? Then keep on reading! This week we have selected two universities that are infamous for their local festivities. So if you love fireworks, live music or artwork then consider these universities! ——————————————————————————————————————— Tohoku University (Tohokudai) Tohokudai is one of the National Seven Universities in Japan (comparable to the Ivy League…

PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Young University Rankings 30/09/2019

This week we’ve picked three partner universities that we think you should be paying attention to. 50 years or younger, these youngsters are continuously ranked at the top for areas such as their teaching, research and international outlook. So instead of being distracted by universities with big names, take a moment to consider the newbies…

PARTNERS OF THE WEEK – Sports 23/09/19

Rugby fans among us will know that last Friday marked the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. With some luck, England will do better than their shocking attempt in 2015 in which they crashed out against Australia (it still hurts). For us here in the Study Abroad Office we’ll be extremely jealous…

Arrival Anxieties and Packing

So the time is basically upon me now. In five days I will have landed in High Point, North Carolina, ready to start the absolute whirlwind chapter of my year abroad. I find myself fluctuating between pure, unadulterated excitement at the prospect of it: the places I will see, the people I will meet, the experiences… Then the next…

Saying Goodbye

14th July 2019  It was one week before my departure, and there I was, sitting with my mum, looking at her, straight in the eyes, saying: “I don’t want to go. I feel like I’m going to go through the security, stand outside the gate, turn around, and go back home…”  There are many reasons why…

Preparing for a Long Haul Flight

As I write this blog, I am packing and preparing to go to Australia in just three days! I’m very excited but a bit nervous about the long flight, so I have put together some tips that will hopefully help. 1) Wear comfy clothes – If anyone sees me on a Monday morning, trundling still…

“From my study abroad I knew that I needed to take initiative to seek out other opportunities.” Study Abroad Ambassador, Jack, on how his year abroad has prepared him for graduation.

Let’s begin with Hawaii…If I had not studied abroad, I never would have found the courage to travel, alone, to Oahu. Travelling alone requires motivation: motivation to troll through the many websites to find the cheapest hostels and flights; motivation to get out of bed early and plan all of the sites you are desperate…