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Travel on a Semester Abroad

Although I will attempt to portray how important my time abroad was to me, it will be difficult to put into words how overwhelmingly eye-opening my semester in Australia was.  It truly was the experience of a lifetime and I urge anyone who has this opportunity to grasp it with two hands and never let go. I chose Australia because I’m really interested in that … Continue reading Travel on a Semester Abroad

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Staying Safe Abroad – Australia Bush Fires

Topping headlines on the world news lately, the bush fires in Australia have been a hot topic. Being at the University of Sydney, I have seen the devastation that the fires have caused, but luckily from far enough away to not be in danger. Bush fires season happens every year in rural Australia, however this year it was worse than ever. Many days in Sydney, … Continue reading Staying Safe Abroad – Australia Bush Fires

“That’s the cool thing about studying abroad, everyone’s experience is unique to them” – Student Ambassador and UEA History student, Joe, on his semester at Hobart and William Smith, NY.

The whole concept of studying abroad is fantastic. Being able to spend time in a new country, experiencing a different lifestyle, trying new activities and making new and lasting friendships, are all perks of this wonderful opportunity. It was truly amazing for me to spend a semester at Hobart and William Smith in Geneva, New York State, and as a result I would thoroughly recommend … Continue reading “That’s the cool thing about studying abroad, everyone’s experience is unique to them” – Student Ambassador and UEA History student, Joe, on his semester at Hobart and William Smith, NY.

“I’ve never been happier than when I was in Australia” – UEA, FTM, student Annabel on studying at Murdoch University.

The thought of living abroad, away from home and all the people that you love is truly terrifying. However, the chance to study abroad is something I would do anything to do again… Flashback to three years ago – the reason why I chose to study at UEA was because they would allow me to study abroad for a semester or year, in Australia, which … Continue reading “I’ve never been happier than when I was in Australia” – UEA, FTM, student Annabel on studying at Murdoch University.

“I put Seoul National University at the top of my list, and I haven’t regretted it for a second.” – UEA, Media Studies, Student Louise.

South Korea isn’t at the top of many people’s bucket lists, but it should be. When most students consider a semester or a year abroad, the temptation is to go to a country where they speak the same language as you (I know I had to fight that temptation pretty hard!). Especially because it sounds absolutely terrifying to live on the other side of the … Continue reading “I put Seoul National University at the top of my list, and I haven’t regretted it for a second.” – UEA, Media Studies, Student Louise.

“It truly was somewhere I loved going every day” – UEA student Alana on Murdoch University, Australia, and receiving the Santander Scholarship.

It has been two weeks since I have returned from my time in Perth, Australia, and the funniest thing has occurred; I have found myself referring to my tiny student flat in Murdoch as “home”. Let’s back-track three years ago. As a girl who comes from a family who never had the opportunity to go to university, the idea that I could even think about … Continue reading “It truly was somewhere I loved going every day” – UEA student Alana on Murdoch University, Australia, and receiving the Santander Scholarship.

“By taking this chance, UEA has given me something that I can never repay.” Film and Television student, Isabelle, on studying at International Christian University, Japan.

Tokyo, Japan, the fashion capital of the world. The creator of modern technology. A culture on the opposite side of the spectrum to the west. I chose to study at a University here, and it was the best decision of my entire life! I am currently studying at the International Christian University (no relation to religion) in Osawa, Tokyo, Japan. I have wanted to come … Continue reading “By taking this chance, UEA has given me something that I can never repay.” Film and Television student, Isabelle, on studying at International Christian University, Japan.

“My time in Utrecht was by far the best time I have had at university so far.” Jenny at Utrecht University.

As an international student from France, I am technically already studying abroad at UEA. Studying and living abroad was therefore not something that was new to me and I knew what to expect. Back when I was applying for university, I made sure I applied for courses with a study abroad option. Unfortunately, my course at UEA only allowed me to study abroad for a … Continue reading “My time in Utrecht was by far the best time I have had at university so far.” Jenny at Utrecht University.

“My time at Middlebury College was completely and utterly the best experience of my life.” Oliver at Middlebury College, USA

During my semester abroad, I studied at Middlebury College which is set in the heart of the beautiful Vermont landscape. Middlebury is a very high ranking, private liberal arts college with a student capacity of 2,500. Due to its small size, almost every student lives on campus, and classes are more personal and individual, which helps create a warm and welcoming environment. The college also … Continue reading “My time at Middlebury College was completely and utterly the best experience of my life.” Oliver at Middlebury College, USA

“I learnt to never say no to an adventure because you don’t know what you are going to miss.” Louise at the University of Otago, New Zealand

I chose to do my semester abroad at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand rather randomly: I applied to go abroad last minute figuring I couldn’t let that opportunity escape. I often hear people say their time abroad was the best time of their life. That they ‘found themselves,’ however, I don’t share that feeling entirely. Being French, UEA was abroad for me, … Continue reading “I learnt to never say no to an adventure because you don’t know what you are going to miss.” Louise at the University of Otago, New Zealand