“The only thing that surprised me about Erasmus and working abroad was that I actually managed to do it!” – UEA alumni Sam reflects on his time in Belgium as an Erasmus Graduate Intern.

I did an Erasmus Graduate Internship at the European Food Information Resource in Belgium in 2015 – 16. This was just after graduating from my Biological Sciences undergraduate degree at UEA. I was a policy and communications intern for a science research organisation which worked on EU-funded projects. During this time I learned a lot about EU policy and science communication, building on my science … Continue reading “The only thing that surprised me about Erasmus and working abroad was that I actually managed to do it!” – UEA alumni Sam reflects on his time in Belgium as an Erasmus Graduate Intern.

“I am filled with gratitude for my nice flatmates everyday” Minami from Okayama University, Japan, on her time at UEA.

I am an exchange student from Okayama University in Japan and am currently studying at the UEA. To tell you the truth, this is my second time abroad and this is the first time I’ve lived and studied in another country by myself. I was a little bit nervous before arriving, but I also looked forward to my new life at UEA. I found some difficulties at first because almost everything … Continue reading “I am filled with gratitude for my nice flatmates everyday” Minami from Okayama University, Japan, on her time at UEA.

“Half Way Point – A Look back at my first semester in California.” UEA student Frank on his time at San Francisco State University.

I arrived in San Francisco early August, with my parents who very generously made the trip over to help me and Harry (also a student from UEA and coincidentally one of my best pals) find a place to live. Although these two weeks were extremely exciting, they were also very stressful, as finding accommodation in San Francisco is not an easy feat (unless you are … Continue reading “Half Way Point – A Look back at my first semester in California.” UEA student Frank on his time at San Francisco State University.

“Studying in Auckland provided a gateway to a country and a culture.” – UEA Natural Sciences student, Amy, on studying at the University of Auckland.

At 5am on the 6th of February 2018, while some of my (maybe saner) friends were asleep, I was standing in the dark outside Waitangi Wharenui in Paihia, Bay of Islands. With over a thousand others, I watched the new Prime Minister welcome in the 178th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, and celebrate the birth of modern day New Zealand. Kia … Continue reading “Studying in Auckland provided a gateway to a country and a culture.” – UEA Natural Sciences student, Amy, on studying at the University of Auckland.

The Fine City From An Outsider’s Glance – by Temple University Student Rebecca on Norwich.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a great affinity for the art and history of England. Particularly, I consider myself a Beatles fanatic. Their music is just one of the many examples of the outstanding level of art that this country has managed to produce. “Penny Lane” by the Beatles was the band’s way of paying homage to the port town of … Continue reading The Fine City From An Outsider’s Glance – by Temple University Student Rebecca on Norwich.