Choose Amsterdam!

I am one of the lucky people from UEA who has taken the opportunity to study in Amsterdam. I knew before arriving that the capital was one of the most international, cultural and fun cities in Europe and this is mainly what swayed me to choose to study here. Amsterdam isn’t an exotic far-away destination…

A Year Abroad Studying at K.U. Leuven, Belgium

Moving abroad had never been an option until a lecturer enthusiastically convinced me that I had run out of reasons to not go. Three years later, I am near the end of an amazing year studying at K.U. Leuven in Belgium. I was particularly fortunate that another UEA law student also moved here because it…

Life on a Bicycle: My Time in Amsterdam

I arrived in Amsterdam in January and I will be here until late July to study International relations at the Vrije Universiteit  (VU). I love UEA, so I wasn’t too sure whether I had made the right choice to spend a semester abroad when applying to study in Holland. However, I have fallen in love with the…

A Touch of Dutch: A Semester Abroad in the Netherlands

Feeling the effects of last night. Exhausted, I was cycling down Vredenberg, one of the main streets in Utrecht, The Netherlands. It was 11 o’clock and I was on my way to a seminar (or a “werkcollege”, as my lecturer frequently calls them, interchanging Dutch and English as he pleases). The sun was shining, the…

Uppsala Universitet, Uppsala, Sweden

Sweden is home to a mere 9 million people. Whilst I live in the nation’s fourth biggest city, it’s just about the same size as Norwich, except the university here is twice as big and ten times as old…with about as many churches too. In some ways it’s surprisingly similar to Norwich, but in others…

Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Krakow, Poland

Act now, think after. That’s my (unintentional) life pattern, and choosing to do an Erasmus semester in Krakow, followed almost instantly by studying for a year in California arose from this exact philosophy. I study American Literature and Creative Writing (a 13-syllable degree which makes it tedious to introduce yourself at fresher’s parties), so my…