“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 signal was a mysterious, unknown entity. Unintentionally sowing the seeds … Continue reading “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.

“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 about EU policy and science communication, building on my science … Continue reading “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 have gained confidence in my abilities and built an international network” Olivia on Erasmus + and opportunities in France

Once you have an idea about what you want to do, you can then ask for directions on how to get there. I had a rough plan for myself post-graduation, but I realised that it would be most beneficial to make use of the fantastic careers resources on offer at UEA, before I finished my degree. Knowing that many students before me had followed the … Continue reading “I have gained confidence in my abilities and built an international network” Olivia on Erasmus + and opportunities in France

“It is fair to say that the Erasmus+ programme changed my career path” UEA Graduate Sam on Erasmus+

This time a year ago I was in full panic mode. I had broken down in the library at least once, spent all of my money at the LCR to drown my sorrows and committed myself to the final year mantra that I would never, ever be employed. A year on I am writing from a position of (almost) full-time employment. I managed to do … Continue reading “It is fair to say that the Erasmus+ programme changed my career path” UEA Graduate Sam on Erasmus+

“Six months on, I feel as if I could pass for a native Belgian myself…” Working Abroad in Belgium with Erasmus +

Leaving my parents at the airport to travel here to Belgium was, at the time, more nerve-shattering than leaving home to go to university for the first time. I’d never been to Brussels before now, and I had no idea what to expect, neither from my job nor the area surrounding. It’s true that the experience of living in another country is one you’ll never … Continue reading “Six months on, I feel as if I could pass for a native Belgian myself…” Working Abroad in Belgium with Erasmus +