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“It’s your own experience so you will get out of it what you put in.” – Ellie Hackett on a Semester at Newcastle University, Australia

Although I will attempt to portray how important my time abroad was to me, it will be difficult to put into words how overwhelmingly eye-opening my semester in Australia was.  It truly was the experience of a lifetime and I urge anyone who has this opportunity to grasp it with two hands and never let go. I chose Australia because I’m really interested in that … Continue reading “It’s your own experience so you will get out of it what you put in.” – Ellie Hackett on a Semester at Newcastle University, Australia

“From my study abroad I knew that I needed to take initiative to seek out other opportunities.” Study Abroad Ambassador, Jack, on how his year abroad has prepared him for graduation.

Let’s begin with Hawaii…If I had not studied abroad, I never would have found the courage to travel, alone, to Oahu. Travelling alone requires motivation: motivation to troll through the many websites to find the cheapest hostels and flights; motivation to get out of bed early and plan all of the sites you are desperate to visit; and finally, motivation to research into the many … Continue reading “From my study abroad I knew that I needed to take initiative to seek out other opportunities.” Study Abroad Ambassador, Jack, on how his year abroad has prepared him for graduation.

“I was fully immersed in a truly English experience and discovered an England beyond London” – Canadian student, Julia, on her semester at UEA.

I spent my first true moments at UEA contemplating if it was physically possible for my shoulders to detach from the rest of my body. I was returning from a long day of shopping in Norwich’s City Centre, an event organized by the Study Abroad Office, and my arms were lined full with numerous bags containing very heavy, though necessary, household items. I forced myself … Continue reading “I was fully immersed in a truly English experience and discovered an England beyond London” – Canadian student, Julia, on her semester at UEA.

“It’s not on everyone’s radar because it’s a little bit off the beaten track, but once they discover it they’ll fall in love with it.” – Middlebury College graduate, Jeffrey, on studying at UEA in 1986.

My time abroad… The chance to live abroad was something I’d always wanted to do. I spent my first semester of university at UEA.  Going from the structured environment of high school to university took me a while to get used to. I really loved it though and I loved interacting with students from from all over the world; it really was eye-opening. We learned … Continue reading “It’s not on everyone’s radar because it’s a little bit off the beaten track, but once they discover it they’ll fall in love with it.” – Middlebury College graduate, Jeffrey, on studying at UEA in 1986.

“I have in my hands maybe the best documented three weeks of my adult life” by, Ishibashi Summer Student, Mirjam Dénes.

I have never been a diary person and I have never been a blog person, either. As an art historian, I am often requested to publish texts for catalogues, edited volumes or journals, and the thought of having to produce MORE text, on a DAILY basis, sounds incredibly horrifying. Deadline is a muse. Deadline is the police, too. When I accepted my place on the … Continue reading “I have in my hands maybe the best documented three weeks of my adult life” by, Ishibashi Summer Student, Mirjam Dénes.

“If you can live abroad, you really can do anything”, UEA Alumna, Rachel, on returning home.

It’s been three years since I set off on my year abroad. Splitting the year between studying at universities in France and Spain was a challenge I have never regretted taking on, and like many students returning home to start their final year at university, I felt I had come back a different person to the one who had set off on the Eurostar only … Continue reading “If you can live abroad, you really can do anything”, UEA Alumna, Rachel, on returning home.

“That’s the cool thing about studying abroad, everyone’s experience is unique to them” – Student Ambassador and UEA History student, Joe, on his semester at Hobart and William Smith, NY.

The whole concept of studying abroad is fantastic. Being able to spend time in a new country, experiencing a different lifestyle, trying new activities and making new and lasting friendships, are all perks of this wonderful opportunity. It was truly amazing for me to spend a semester at Hobart and William Smith in Geneva, New York State, and as a result I would thoroughly recommend … Continue reading “That’s the cool thing about studying abroad, everyone’s experience is unique to them” – Student Ambassador and UEA History student, Joe, on his semester at Hobart and William Smith, NY.