“I feel a huge sense of achievement when I look back at my year in Leuven” Helena at K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Moving abroad had never been an option until a lecturer enthusiastically convinced me that I had run out of reasons to not go. Three years later, I am near the end of an amazing year studying at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. I was particularly fortunate that another UEA Law student also moved here because it has been great fun to have a friend from … Continue reading “I feel a huge sense of achievement when I look back at my year in Leuven” Helena at K.U. Leuven, Belgium

“Amsterdam is beautiful, brilliant, vibrant, innovative, open minded, and above all, inspiring!” Jodie at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

I arrived in Amsterdam in January and I will be here until late July to study International Relations at the Vrije Universiteit  (VU). I love UEA, so I wasn’t too sure whether I had made the right choice to spend a semester abroad when applying to study in Holland. However, I have fallen in love with the city and the experience I am having! Amsterdam is beautiful, … Continue reading “Amsterdam is beautiful, brilliant, vibrant, innovative, open minded, and above all, inspiring!” Jodie at Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

America’s Clash of Kings: The Utterly Shambolic 2016 Presidential Election. An English Viewpoint at Northern Arizona University

Now that my year abroad at Northern Arizona University is nearly at an end I find myself reflecting on all of the things I’ve seen, done and learnt. The story of the 2016 Presidential election has without a single doubt dominated my experience of American current affairs. Throughout the year I have had several conversations with American students, read several articles on The Hill, kept … Continue reading America’s Clash of Kings: The Utterly Shambolic 2016 Presidential Election. An English Viewpoint at Northern Arizona University

“Two months to go… It’s gone so fast, I don’t want to leave!” Dominic at the Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

Feeling the effects of last night. Exhausted, I was cycling down Vredenberg, one of the main streets in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It was 11 o’clock and I was on my way to a seminar at Universiteit Utrecht (or a “werkcollege”, as my lecturer frequently calls them, interchanging Dutch and English as he pleases). The sun was shining, the air was warm, and there was a … Continue reading “Two months to go… It’s gone so fast, I don’t want to leave!” Dominic at the Universiteit Utrecht, The Netherlands

“I have gained confidence in my abilities and built an international network” Olivia on Erasmus + and opportunities in France

Once you have an idea about what you want to do, you can then ask for directions on how to get there. I had a rough plan for myself post-graduation, but I realised that it would be most beneficial to make use of the fantastic careers resources on offer at UEA, before I finished my degree. Knowing that many students before me had followed the … Continue reading “I have gained confidence in my abilities and built an international network” Olivia on Erasmus + and opportunities in France