“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…

“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…

UEA Summer Studies Student, Henry, on ‘An Unforgettable Memory’.

I was once desperate for the outside world. Books, films, TV shows… all of those things delivered a message to me, that these foreign countries held a lot of amazing opportunities that I had never experienced. For a long time, I was not brave enough to take the first step, scared of my broken English and the…

“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…