When I began my studies at UEA nearly three years ago I never pictured myself spending my year abroad in two such different parts of the world. I spent my first term studying at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst enjoying the amazing Fall scenery and immersing myself in aspects of American culture that I had never experienced before. I’m now spending my second term … Continue reading “Every day I’m challenged and dared to push myself in ways I didn’t expect” Clara on her experiences at the University of Massachusetts, USA and the University of Hong Kong
When I tell people I’m living in Sydney because I’m studying at the University of Sydney for the year, the first thing they jump to is the weather; “Oh you must be loving life in the sun”, and “I bet that’s a welcome change from our minus degrees winter”. And yes, it’s a lot sunnier here than in the bracing Norfolk climate. But the heat hasn’t … Continue reading “This year has been an amazing cultural immersion” Rachel at the University of Sydney, Australia
Act now, think after. That’s my (unintentional) life pattern, and choosing to do an Erasmus semester in Krakow, followed almost instantly by studying for a year in California arose from this exact philosophy. I study American Literature with Creative Writing (a 13-syllable degree which makes it tedious to introduce yourself at fresher’s parties), so my year in America was always the focal point of my … Continue reading Studying at Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Krakow, Poland. A “vibrant, beautiful and always awake” place.
Leaving my parents at the airport to travel here to Belgium was, at the time, more nerve-shattering than leaving home to go to university for the first time. I’d never been to Brussels before now, and I had no idea what to expect, neither from my job nor the area surrounding. It’s true that the experience of living in another country is one you’ll never … Continue reading “Six months on, I feel as if I could pass for a native Belgian myself…” Working Abroad in Belgium with Erasmus +