University of Massachusetts, USA and Hong Kong University

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…

University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

When I tell people I’m studying and living in 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…

Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Krakow, Poland

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 and Creative Writing (a 13-syllable degree which makes it tedious to introduce yourself at fresher’s parties), so my…

Working Abroad in Belgium

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…