“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.

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…

“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.

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…

“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…

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This blog is a little different from our usual postings, as today we hit a milestone… 100 blog posts! From editing and reading this blog, I know that the overarching feeling that students get from studying abroad is a sense of breaking out of their comfort zone and being willing to try new things, learning…

“The opportunity to spend a year of my life in another country, being able to earn money and travel? It sounded like a very good idea.” Alex on his British Council Language Assistantship in Chile

My name is Alex and I recently graduated from UEA with a BA in Spanish. Having spent most of my final year at university trying to decide what I wanted to do with my life, I discovered that I could apply to take part in the British Council Language Assistants Programme (despite it being a…

“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…