“It is a challenge that is worth it.” Sarah at Temple University, USA

I am currently studying at Temple University in Philadelphia and I have been here for about three months at this point. As an American Studies student I feel lucky to be studying in one of the oldest, most historically-rich cities in America. Philadelphia is an incredible place to be a student, if occasionally intimidating and…

“You don’t realise how many opportunities the world has to offer until you take a deep breath and give yourself the chance to explore.” Alanah on the University of California – Santa Barbara

Before I arrived at University of California – Santa Barbara in September 2017, the words “studying abroad” never failed to terrify me. Despite having so much time to prepare myself for the experience, the concept of living in a different country and embracing a new culture never came to me without fears and doubts. The…

“Lund really stood out to me initially because of its reputation as one of the best universities in the world.” Daniel on his year at Lund University, Sweden

When I started to consider a year abroad and where I thought I would choose to spend a year of my degree studying, Sweden hadn’t really entered my head. I’m not sure about other people’s experiences, but I always thought of Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona or Berlin when thinking about living somewhere else in Europe during…

“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…