I remember when Trump was first elected to the office of President of the United States, quite a few of my course mates at UEA decided to opt out of going to the States for their year abroad. In some ways, I understood their decision: if America is anything like the way it is portrayed in the British media, then perhaps it would be best … Continue reading “The America I encountered during my year abroad at the University of Minnesota (UMN) was nothing like the one you hear about on TV” – UEA, American Studies, student Jack.
My study abroad journey began, unknowingly at the time, as an eighteen year old au pair, when I spent the summer in Buxy, a quaint, chocolate-box village surrounded by the infamous French vineyards of Burgundy. I enjoyed the fresh taste of independence as an au pair, along with the rural French lifestyle, where mobile phone signal was a mysterious, unknown entity. Unintentionally sowing the seeds … Continue reading “I never abandoned my study abroad journey; it is with me whenever I rise to a new challenge.”, UEA alumni and Study Abroad Administrator Grace on working as a British Council Teaching Assistant.
Having just completed my first week of studies at the University of East Anglia’s International Summer School 2018, I am amazed at the beauty and culture of UEA’s campus and of Norwich. I wasn’t sure what to expect with studying abroad, traveling to another country all on my own, living for a month away from home, but from the moment UEA staff picked us up … Continue reading “I am amazed at the beauty and culture of UEA’s campus and of Norwich.” – Summer Studies student, Marissa, on her first week at UEA.
Denmark is listed as one of the happiest countries in the world, and I have always been fascinated with the Danish drive for sustainable innovation and strong cycling culture. So when I was scrolling through my emails in the library and came across an opportunity to travel to Copenhagen to attend Technical University of Denmark’s Green Challenge on behalf of UEA, I jumped at the … Continue reading “Looking back on my experience now, I feel as though I am far better equipped to progress with my career.” Emily on attending Technical University of Denmark’s Green Challenge.
The decision to study abroad not only has a profound impact on the time that you are abroad, but it also becomes an integral part of you for the rest of your life. When signing up for studying abroad I imagine the vast majority of students, me included, focused on the chance to visit new places, meet new people and learn new skills, with the … Continue reading “Although my study abroad days seem a distant memory, the experiences and skills that I developed stay with me to this day.”, UEA alumni Chris on his year studying at the University of Wollongong.