Why Doing a Split-Year Was the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

When I first decided to study American History with a year abroad, whilst I knew that UEA offered a split-year abroad, I was certain I was going to spend my whole time away at one university. I didn’t want to get settled at a university, start to make friends, only to have to up and leave after four months. This is what I told myself … Continue reading Why Doing a Split-Year Was the Best Decision I’ve Ever Made

Saying Goodbye

14th July 2019  It was one week before my departure, and there I was, sitting with my mum, looking at her, straight in the eyes, saying: “I don’t want to go. I feel like I’m going to go through the security, stand outside the gate, turn around, and go back home…”  There are many reasons why individuals study abroad, but one of my reasons was to … Continue reading Saying Goodbye

“Make the most of your time abroad: travel, talk, make memories and study.” Michelle at La Trobe University, Australia.

Leaving the UK was an extremely surreal experience and I never realised how sad it could be to say goodbye to those I love at home. The plane journey itself was long, but if you are a pro-napper like myself it isn’t long enough. Landing was interesting, we stopped at Brunei where I met a DJ who was scared of flying and was only going … Continue reading “Make the most of your time abroad: travel, talk, make memories and study.” Michelle at La Trobe University, Australia.

Brexit: An Australian Twist. An English Viewpoint at the University of Melbourne

Australia is a country with close political and cultural ties to the UK, and so its people are naturally keeping a close eye on the unfolding political break of the United Kingdom from the European Union. Most news coverage in Australia seems to communicate one main emotion shared amongst the Australian population; confusion. This event seems to have caught the world off guard. The majority … Continue reading Brexit: An Australian Twist. An English Viewpoint at the University of Melbourne

“I reminded myself that this is the start of a new adventure and I am definitely going to make the most of it” Lauren at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

5th July 2015 – I had waited approximately 4 years for this day to arrive. Even standing in Heathrow airport, it still didn’t really feel like I was actually moving to the other side of the world with just one suitcase. Even now, a month after living at La Trobe University, Melbourne I still sometimes have to remind myself that I live in Australia! Arriving … Continue reading “I reminded myself that this is the start of a new adventure and I am definitely going to make the most of it” Lauren at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia