“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.

Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

Travelling is an incredible concept. The idea that you can up sticks, move yourself to an unknown culture and immerse yourself in two days, two weeks or even two months of unadulterated learning is fantastic. It’s something we often take for granted. The fact that we have the ability to physically and financially travel, to gain knowledge, experience customs so far removed from our own, … Continue reading Meet the FCO Brand Ambassador – Emma Watkins

“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 to lose hope. After a very successful year abroad, I … Continue reading “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

“I feel a huge sense of achievement when I look back at my year in Leuven” Helena 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 Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium. I was particularly fortunate that another UEA Law student also moved here because it has been great fun to have a friend from … Continue reading “I feel a huge sense of achievement when I look back at my year in Leuven” Helena at K.U. Leuven, Belgium

“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 +