“My time at Middlebury College was completely and utterly the best experience of my life.” Oliver at Middlebury College, USA

During my semester abroad, I studied at Middlebury College which is set in the heart of the beautiful Vermont landscape. Middlebury is a very high ranking, private liberal arts college with a student capacity of 2,500. Due to its small size, almost every student lives on campus, and classes are more personal and individual, which helps create a warm and welcoming environment. The college also … Continue reading “My time at Middlebury College was completely and utterly the best experience of my life.” Oliver at Middlebury College, USA

“Infinite wonderful possibilities wove together into the vivid tapestry that was my stay in the UK.” – Gabrielle from Hong Kong on Summer Studies at UEA.

I spent my summer studying Creative Writing at the UEA International Summer School, standing on the shoulders of famous authors such as Ian McEwan and Kazuo Ishiguro. Being part of such a free and vibrant community was an incendiary experience. No matter in or out of the classroom, I was constantly being inspired: by my surroundings (cobblestoned streets!), the atmosphere (sizzling with ideas!), and the people … Continue reading “Infinite wonderful possibilities wove together into the vivid tapestry that was my stay in the UK.” – Gabrielle from Hong Kong on Summer Studies at UEA.

“I learnt to never say no to an adventure because you don’t know what you are going to miss.” Louise at the University of Otago, New Zealand

I chose to do my semester abroad at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand rather randomly: I applied to go abroad last minute figuring I couldn’t let that opportunity escape. I often hear people say their time abroad was the best time of their life. That they ‘found themselves,’ however, I don’t share that feeling entirely. Being French, UEA was abroad for me, … Continue reading “I learnt to never say no to an adventure because you don’t know what you are going to miss.” Louise at the University of Otago, New Zealand

Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to gain knowledge, experience customs so far removed from our own, … Continue reading Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

“I love it in Brussels, and I’m so grateful to UEA for giving me the experience I had on my year abroad!” Amy Jayne on moving back to her study abroad destination after graduating from UEA

The period following graduation is one no-one really prepares you for, regardless of how many job fairs or events you attend in your final weeks at university. After being assailed by daily emails from graduate recruiters desperate for my ‘language degree’ (read: communication skills and degree in general) for a cold-calling sales position, I began to lose hope. After a very successful year abroad, I … Continue reading “I love it in Brussels, and I’m so grateful to UEA for giving me the experience I had on my year abroad!” Amy Jayne on moving back to her study abroad destination after graduating from UEA